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Guthrie Theater

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Address: 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
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THE GUTHRIE THEATER is an American center for theater performance,...

THE GUTHRIE THEATER is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training, known for its dynamic productions of classic and contemporary plays. Open to the public year-round, this award-winning cultural destination houses three theaters, dramatic public spaces and distinctive dining.

 

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Guthrie is located in the historic Mill District of Downtown Minneapolis and features a 175-foot cantilever bridge which overlooks the Mississippi River. When it opened in 2006 Time magazine called the building "a 21st century dream factory."

 

Visit the Guthrie to see a show, grab a cup of coffee and explore the building, shop at the Guthrie Store, or to simply take in the extraordinary riverfront views. Backstage tours are Friday and Saturday mornings.

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Theatre at it's best!

The Guthrie Theatre is absolutely amazing! Their productions are always outstanding! I have particularly enjoyed their last two summer musical My Fair Lady and South Pacific... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wells, Minnesota
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Wells, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Guthrie Theatre is absolutely amazing! Their productions are always outstanding! I have particularly enjoyed their last two summer musical My Fair Lady and South Pacific. The entire production staff is nothing short of amazing! The acting is top notch and spot on. Just wander the halls and look at the folks who have appeared there. Truly amazing! If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been attending the Guthrie over the last 40+ years and have alway seen great plays with fantastic performances. And, it seems to get better every year. I have enjoyed both classic and contemporary live performances. Some have provided just great entertainment while others have been very thought provoking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Businesses are always looking for things to do around the holidays. The Guthrie Theater offers a unique experience to socialize before and after the show, and offers a wide array of shows to entertain your entire office.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family took a backstage tour on a Saturday morning. What a beautiful building - was fun to see all the interworkings. Lots of interest so they added another tour that day to accommodate everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we saw King Lear, couldn't have been better had we seen it in NYC. We have never been disappointed with the Guthrie. Convenient parking, lots of good eateries nearby, the architecture is stunning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love to teach people about good theater and the Guthrie helps me do just that.This was my first time in the new theater and it took my breath away.The lighting and the acting were fantastic. Parking was close by so it made it an enjoyable day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is handy - across the street ... building layout intriguing.. restroom easy to find ... views of the Mississippi breathtaking... open air or from inside... Stage/ Auditoriums excellent seating with a wide variety of vantage points to chose from - After your first visit you'll have a feel for where you'd like to sit on your next visit... This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The productions are top notch, you can also arrive early and get dinner. There is a restaurant on site, as well a gift shop. Parking ramp is right across the street.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is a newer building in the very area first settled in Minneapolis. It is not particularly noteworthy as either architecture of as user friendly. Getting around inside is somewhat like a mouse in a maze with strange twists and turns and surprising dead ends. However, there are some of the most amazing vistas of the Falls (?) of St... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guthrie is a beautiful theater along the Mississippi - with an excellent cast and Director and they put on terrific plays and at least one musical each year. There are no bad seats in the house! Attached to the Guthrie is a wonderful restaurant for pre-show dining. Parking is easy--right across the street. The highlight each year is the... More 

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