Donation Policy

The Dakota supports non-profit organizations through our ticket donations program. Due to the high volume of requests, our donations are primarily distributed to non-profit organizations that support issues of hunger relief.

Your organization is eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • The ticket donation would be featured in a silent auction.
  • The benefactor for your silent auction is a non-profit organization associated with issues of hunger relief.
  • Event must be a minimum of 6 weeks away.

Application Process

Please note that the ticket donations program for the Dakota is an entirely electronic program. We no longer accept donation requests by mail or over the phone. Please fill out the following form for all donation requests.

  • Please fill out the electronic form below and press the `Send Donation Request` button.
  • An automatic confirmation of receipt will be emailed to you immediately with an order number. Please allow for 4-6 weeks for processing.
  • Upon review, you will receive a final electronic response to your request. If we are able to donate, we will email you instructions. The a ticket donation voucher must be picked up in-person at the box office (please check hours). A signature of receipt is required at the time of pick-up.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Your Contact Information for Silent Auction

  • Note: All email communication will be sent to this address.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY


Effective immediately, all concerts and events at the Dakota will require either proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72-hours. Masks are requested to be worn indoors no matter your vaccination status, except when eating or drinking.

By clicking the link below, you are consenting to abide by our COVID policy: View Policy

Effective immediately, Dakota will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (which was administered up to 72 hours prior) for any person* to enter any events** held at Dakota. The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event that the patron plans to attend. Dakota does NOT accept self-administered Antigen Rapid Test results or provide them to patrons without either of the above listed required proofs. PCR and Antigen Rapid Test results are accepted if administered by a clinic or State-certified testing facility.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

  • Must be shown at the time of entry into Dakota.
  • Must match the ticket holder’s ID.
  • May come in the form of: a physical vaccination record card, a printed out file of vaccination record, a printed out negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (i.e. a photo image of a vaccination record card, a PDF file, a Word file, a Pages file, Docket app, Bindle app, Clear app, or other options).

In accordance with the City of Minneapolis, Emergency Regulation No. 2022-1 MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be worn indoors, except for the purposes of eating, drinking, or performing on stage.

Staff: This policy applies to all staff for all events and it also applies for entry into the building when there are no events.

Questions? Email Joe Doermann, Director of Operations at: [email protected]

Children under 5 not vaccinated may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

*This policy applies to all people entering Dakota. This includes staff, performers, etc.

**This policy applies to any and all events held at Dakota. This includes shows that other venues and organizations present in Dakota’s space.

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