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Ames Center

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  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Art Gallery
  3. Event/Banquet Space
  4. Meeting Rooms
  5. Parking
  6. Restrooms
  7. Theatres/Performing Space
  8. Wireless Internet (City of Burnsville Public WiFi)

The Ames Center, formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center, opened in January 2009. The center has two theatres, a 1,014 seat proscenium stage and an intimate 150 seat Black Box Theatre. The lobby has sweeping views of Nicollet Commons Park, The Minnesota River Valley, and the Minneapolis Skyline. In addition to the theatres, the center has a 2,000-square-foot art gallery, meeting rooms and a large rehearsal room. There is additional space for banquets, special events and receptions. 

Free parking is available at the Heart of the City Parking Ramp (on the north side of the Ames Center) and the Heart of the City Parking Park & Ride (on the south side of the Ames Center).

Learn about upcoming performances, parking, spaces available for rent and current operating hours at