Join Ryan & Tina North and



Totals update at the end of the week.

PLEDGED: $14,726

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The mission of the North Garden Theater is to provide a dynamic venue where the arts and events can flourish, where individuals and groups feel empowered to creatively utilize the space, and audiences are attracted by high quality, professional works. 


Written by Ryan North, Artistic Director



Back in December of 2015, my wife Tina and I raided our savings account and purchased the old "Garden Theater" located on West 7th Street in Saint Paul. Our dream was to renovate it into a 150 seat performance and rental venue suitable for theater, music, film, dance, comedy, community events, and receptions. The renovated space will be called the "North Garden Theater." Work has already begun with a hopeful grand opening in the Spring of 2017. 






The 100 year old building was on the verge of being torn down by the City of St. Paul and needed - everything! We worked tirelessly with the City and our bank to prove that our plan would work. We hired an amazing general contractor (Nancy from Raven Construction), an architect (Locus Architecture), and structural engineers to help us frame our vision and make our dream a reality.

While it was no easy task, we secured a construction loan. Our financing will only cover the construction costs - walls, roof, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, floors, doors, etc. Tina and I are left with raising the funds to purchase the theater related equipment, items, and furnishings. We have been very resourceful (and lucky) and have acquired some of our needs. We found some amazing deals that have made our surplus dollars stretch. BUT - our surplus dollars are running out... please help lift the weight of finding these extra funds by supporting our efforts with your donation of any amount! And don't forget to...

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Explore the standard support levels below or click here to check out our special support levels (including options for out-of-towners).

Donate any amount...

Click the link and pick an amount. Any amount helps. Thank you so much!

With your pledge of $9

Gets you our gratitude and your name on our website as a donor.

With Your pledge of $39

Our gratitude plus a commemorative North Garden Theater Pint Glass!  Comes with a 2 for 1 beer (wine or cocktail) if you pick it up at a show during 2017.

With your pledge of $69

Get our gratitude, the pint glass, plus one ticket to attend our special North Garden Theater Gala Cabaret Evening featuring unforgettable performances from local actors, singers, and artists! 

With your pledge of $99

Get our gratitude, the pint glass, plus another ticket (for a total of 2) to attend our special North Garden Theater Gala Cabaret Evening featuring unforgettable performances from local actors, singers, and artists! 


With your support, the Norths will be able to outfit the NGT with...

  • A professional lighting and sound system including a hanging grid, energy efficient LED theater lights, sound equipment, cables, and control boards 

  • A media projector and screen

  • 200 chairs

  • Theatrical curtains

  • A spotlight

  • A beautiful and functional lobby with a centerpiece chandelier, lobby seats and high-top tables, signage, and stanchions

  • Box office and bar equipment

  • Security cameras


Because this world and the Twin Cities need more outlets to celebrate theater, the arts, and the coming together of communities! Theater has a magical way of drawing people closer. Having met performing in a production of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," Tina and I know this well! Theater has given us so much. Now we want to give back by creating a space that will be the home for thousands of artists and community celebrations - but we need your help to get across the finish line! 

With your pledge of $149

Gratitude, pint glass, 2 tix to the Gala, plus entrance for two for our VIP Reception before the NGT Gala Cabaret Evening! Includes intimate performance, champagne toast, and swag bag!

With your pledge of $189

Get our gratitude, the pint glass, two VIP Reception / Gala tickets AND your name forever emblazoned on a plaque at our theater in the lobby.  You will be remembered and revered!



With your pledge of $239

Get everything above AND we make you (or your +1) the focus of a hilarious improv sketch at our Gala. We'll take a "day in your life" and funny people will interpret your day via improvisation! Limited amount available.



With your pledge of $500

Gratitude, pint glass, 2 VIP tix to the Gala, plaque and we name a drink after you for all of 2017! Our in-house professional bar consultant will interview you and create a custom cocktail named after you. Cheers! Limited amount available.




*All donations/sales are final. Tickets to the Opening Night Gala Cabaret are transferable to another party - but you have to contact us to let us know to what name to shift the reservation. We hope to announce the date or dates of the Gala  early 2017. If you can not attend the chosen date(s) for the Gala and you do not want to transfer your tickets, we will issue you a NGT Show Voucher to attend another show for 2017 (ticket price limit of $25 / no cash value). For those attending the Gala, parking in our nearby lot is encouraged and available for only $1. Donations are not tax deductible. If you wish to NOT have your name listed on our donor list, please contact us.

With your pledge of $1000

Get our gratitude, the pint glass, the VIP reception, two tickets to the Gala, and dinner and drinks out for two with NGT founders Ryan & Tina North. 

Give Whatever You Want!

That's right... $1 or $1,000,000. Just feel good knowing you made a difference. You helped build a theater! After clicking the title above, scroll down to the DONATE section. (3rd section down) Thank you.

Check Out Our Partner Offers!

We have amazing friends who have donated their services and talents to help us raise money. Headshot session, Voice Lessons, Website Design & more! Click here to check out the offers!