Performance FAQs

Where are NPD’s performances held?
NPD’s season of main stage performances are held at the Belle Mehus City Auditorium, at the corner of 6th Street and East Broadway Avenue in downtown Bismarck.

When do single tickets go on sale for the 2017-2018 Season?
Tickets for The Nutcracker go on sale October 1, 2017. Tickets for Dance+ and Peter Pan go on sale December 11, 2017. Season Subscriptions are available now.

Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets are available online, by calling 701.530.0986, or at our studio, located at 1125 East Main in Bismarck. On performance days, tickets are available at the Belle Mehus City Auditorium box office one hour prior to curtain. Tickets sold online or over the phone are subject to fees.

Do you offer a military discount?
We do not offer a military discount, but a limited number of tickets are available to military families at the Military Services Center.

How can I receive a season brochure?
Contact us to request a season brochure. 

How early should I get to the theater?
If you already have your ticket, you should arrive a half-hour prior to the performance time, when the doors to the theater are opened. If you still need a ticket, NPD’s box office opens an hour prior to curtain time.

How do I get to the Belle Mehus?
Driving Directions to the Belle Mehus City Auditorium

From Highway 83 (north of Bismarck): Go south on Highway 83/State Street. Continue onto East Boulevard Ave. East Boulevard Ave. turns slightly left and becomes N. 7th Street. Turn right onto East Broadway Ave.

From Interstate 94 (east or west of Bismarck): Take exit 159 for US-83 N ramp. Turn left onto 12th St NE/State Street. Continue onto East Boulevard Ave. East Boulevard Ave. turns slightly left and becomes N. 7th Street. Turn right onto East Broadway Ave.

Where do I park?
There are two parking ramps within one block of the Belle Mehus City Auditorium, Parkade Parking Ramp (6th & Broadway) and Galleria Parking Ramp (7th & Broadway). Hourly rates are typically $1 per hour in these ramps. There is also plenty of free street parking in the area.

How old does my child have to be to attend a performance?
Northern Plains Dance welcomes children and families to experience the magic of dance during its performances at the Belle Mehus City Auditorium. While parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children, NPD recommends that children be at least 3 years of age to attend our performances. In determining if your child should attend, it is important to know the child must be able to sit quietly and not disrupt the performance for other patrons. If a child becomes disruptive during a performance, the front of house staff will require the child and accompanying adult to leave the auditorium without refund of the ticket purchase.

Do I need a ticket for my infant or toddler?
Yes. Even if you expect your child to snuggle on your lap to enjoy the performance, every person in attendance needs to purchase a ticket.

I’d like to make a night of it… Where should I eat?
These restaurants are located near the Belle Mehus City Auditorium -- offering a place to dine before or after a performance. Please contact these restaurants directly for hours of operation. All of these restaurants are considered to be within "walking distance" to Belle Mehus City Auditorium.

Restaurants Address Telephone
Peacock Alley 422 East Main Ave. 701.255.7917
The Toasted Frog* 124 North 4th St. 701.751.2229
Fiesta Villa 411 East Main Ave. 701.222.8075
Pirogue Grille 121 North 4th St. 701.223.3770
Blarney Stone* 408 East Main Ave. 701.751.7512
The Terrace (Located in The Radisson) 605 East Broadway Ave. 701.255.6000
*21 and over    

What if the weather is bad?
If you are coming from out of town and the weather makes it difficult for you to get to Bismarck, you should contact NPD prior to the performance to which you have tickets. We will be happy to help you exchange your tickets for another performance in the current season.

How can I be a part of a Northern Plains Dance production?
Auditions for The Nutcracker and Dance+ are open to the public. Our spring performance is limited to students in the Northern Plains Dance Academy. To be in The Nutcracker, you must be 4 years of age; and to be in Dance+ you must be 11. In order to participate in our Spring Performance, you must be enrolled in classes at Northern Plains Dance by mid-January (Beginning of Quarter 3). For more detailed information on performance auditions, Contact Us.