The Hook & Ladder Theater is a fiercely independent, artist-driven, inclusionary, multi-use event center located in a historic Firehouse #21 in South Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood.

Operated by the Firehouse Performing Arts Center

The Hook

The Hook is operated by the 501.3c non-profit Firehouse Performing Arts Center (FPAC) and since it’s inception in 2016, The Hook & Ladder Theater has proudly served the state of Minnesota’s artistic community with its outreach, development, education and revenue generating performance opportunities, as well as serving the community at large by providing space and platform for marginalized voices.

The Hook presents a wide variety of original performing arts, including; music, dance, film, literary, theatrical, fashion, visual, comedic, culinary and multi-disciplinary, to name just a few. FPAC and The Hook are also committed to maintaining an accessible and inclusive space for all participants, both artists and audience, without regard to race, gender orientation, age or disabilities.

The range of services provided includes, but is not limited to; ticketed concerts, non-profit fundraisers, community programs, outdoor festivals, album & book releases, art installations/shows, presentations, workshops and seminars, as well as private event rentals for birthdays, graduations, retirements, memorials, anniversaries and weddings.

The Hook is also committed to sustainability through its use of solar-power and hosting low-waste concerts and events.

The Hook currently boasts (3) unique indoor performance stages; the Lounge stage, The Theater stage and the Mission Room stage, in addition to its award winning outdoor UTC (Under the Canopy) seasonal (May-Sept) stage! All stages have full production, A/V and tech capabilities and our stages/facilities are fully accessible.

The Firehouse Performing Arts Center

The Firehouse Performing Arts Center (FPAC) is a 501.3c non-profit arts organization located in the historic firehouse in South Minneapolis, MN.

FPAC provides multiple community gathering and performance spaces for artists of all disciplines and experience levels to showcase their talents in a warm and supportive environment. FPAC aims to bring new voices and perspectives to the stage to enhance our community and we are committed to maintaining an accessible and inclusive space for all without exception, especially regarding race, gender, age or ability; all are welcome here.

The Firehouse Performing Arts Center is home to The Hook & Ladder Theater and Mission Room, as well as the Cassandra School of Bellydance. We also host several small businesses in the Firehouse offices and offer rental space for arts-based classes and instruction.

Founder/Executive Director – Chris Mozena – has been involved in nearly every facet of the music and entertainment industries, from independent record promoter and national radio programming conference coordinator, to record label owner, club GM and arts curator. Chris continues to dedicate himself to developing, educating and promoting the emerging artists in our community through his work at FPAC’s Hook & Ladder Theater.

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