Project to turn St. Paul’s old Victoria Theater into community-owned arts center advances


The Twin Cities Community Land Bank is buying an old theater on University Avenue in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul. The Victoria Theater was purchased on behalf of a group called the Victoria Theater Arts Initiative. The plan is to revitalize the space as a community-owned center for the arts.

Tyler Olsen is the project manager for the Victoria Theater Arts Initiative. He talked with KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh, who asked about the building’s history, and the plans for its future. [Audio below]