Go behind the scenes of Minneapolis’ historic nightclub!
Experience the venue made famous by Prince’s Purple Rain, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how First Avenue & the 7th St Entry began. Step onto our world-renowned stage, check out the “set list wall” backstage, and maybe even hear a few ghost stories. We’ve been the launching pad for local bands like Atmosphere, Hüsker Dü, the Replacements, Semisonic, and Soul Asylum; additionally the club is a stepping stone for national musicians including Joe Cocker, U2, Eminem, Tina Turner, Black Flag, The Ramones, Depeche Mode, Bo Diddley, Lucinda Williams, Metallica and, of course, Prince. Tours of our 22,000 square-foot venue are available year-round; availability is determined by performance schedules.
Private tours can be arranged for the general public and are $15/person. Advance reservations are required and you must have a group of 10-25 people before scheduling a tour.
Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
First Avenue offers complimentary tours of our historic venue for student groups.
We do our best to accommodate requests for events around our busy show schedule, but please understand if we can’t book your first choice of date/time.