The Hopkins Center for the Arts was planned in 1997 by the City of Hopkins and the Stages Theatre Company with full support from the community. It is set in the west metro and has 36,000 square feet. It has a place of pride in the community and has been the site of many memorable theatrical moments. In addition to all the performances, the center can be rented out for celebratory events such as weddings and birthday parties. There are also workshops and classes offered on site.