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Located in the heart of Dinkytown, the University of Minnesota's Northrop Memorial Auditorium has a mission to be the epicenter of discovery and transformation that connects the university to the community through academics, art and performance. The auditorium has several rooms, stages and spaces, including: The Carlson Family Stage, the Best Buy Theater and the Northrop Gallery. You will also find the Goldstein Museum of Design, conference and meeting rooms, an Atrium, a broadcasting rehearsal studio, study lounges, a lab, and the plaza.
Surdyk's Cafe at Northrop Memorial Auditorium
The cafe is located on the first floor and is now open 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Mon - Thu, 7:00 am-5:00pm on Fridays during the academic year. Summer and Holiday Hours are Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. It is also open before most Carlson Family Stage performances. You can find expected café foods and snacks.
Getting to Northrop Memorial Auditorium
Because it is in busy Dinkytown, parking can sometimes be hard to find. For information on getting there -- including bus routes -- and parking, check Northrop's website.
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