4040 Second St., S.
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 251-1500
Fax: (320) 251-1111
Pioneer Palace on Fifth was originally the Elks Club when it was built in 1913. The letters BPOE are inset in stone, and stand for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. One of the most famous sites to see in the Palac is a urinal! To be exact, "The King," as it's named, is a turn-of-the-century porcelain floor urinal and is listed as one of the World's Top 100 Urinals on urinal.net. After ownership changed several times, and the building has been home to everything from apartments to gift shops. The Pioneer Palace on Fifth opened on September 10, 1998 and has since grown into a full theater with an 8-show season featuring all professional tours. Companies have included the Actors Theater of Minnesota, Olson Brothers Entertainment, Giant Step Entertainment, several off-Broadway tours, and many more.In 2005, a wine bar was opened and concerts and live jazz performances were introduced.
Located on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict, the Escher Auditorium inside Benedicta Arts Center is an advanced auditorium that is dedicated to the former faculty member of the university's music department, Sister Firmin Escher. This modern venue, which has the seating capacity of 1078, is popular for hosting the concerts of Minnesota Orchestra as well as bands performing to contemporary music. Apart from concerts, the auditorium hosts a number of events for the arts center. Call for more information.
Watching a play or a musical production is a unique experience at the historic Stephen B. Humphrey Theater. Previously known as Auditorium & Music Hall, this proscenium theater was built in 1928 and was named after the popular teacher of the university. The acoustics are excellent and the advanced sound and light technology enhance the experience of watching the performances of regional, national and international performers. Enticing paintings are displayed inside the auditorium during the college's annual Fine Art Series, which attracts art-admirers from all over the city. Visit their website to know more.
Aunt Annie's Quilts & Silks is the brainchild of Lucy and Don Senstad. You can't miss this quaint shop as its attractive mural will beckon you in. From its hand carved wooden counter to the fine fabrics and artisanal beads, you will find unique items here. It also hosts concerts regularly. Some of their previous listings include Pete Heitzman, Barbara Jean, Karen Savoca and Ray Bonneville.
If you're looking for a full-service event venue in the city, Henry's Catering is where you should head to. They will entertain everything from wedding celebrations to corporate events and even picnics, and do a great job at hosting the event. Sharon Henry, the owner is well-versed with handling events, and has made a name for the venue she proudly offers to guests. The center has two spaces to choose from. Do contact the venue or check their website for details and bookings.