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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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One of America's premiere live theaters that features something for everyone. Productions include the classics - from the Greeks to Shakespeare- the best of Western literary... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of America's premiere live theaters that features something for everyone. Productions include the classics - from the Greeks to Shakespeare- the best of Western literary traditions and popular musical theater. They will always include experimental pieces that keep us all open to new styles and ideas. World class theater in the most amazing building, restaurants, views and great experiences... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought tickets for my family to see A Christmas Carol this past December and we loved the show! We have seen many shows here including, South Pacific, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Pride and Prejudice and A Christmas Carol. All have been so good and fun to go out on the town with family and friends. It's pretty easy to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Guthrie building is amazing... Great views of the Mississippi River, the Stone Arch Bridge, and St Anthony Falls from the cantilever Infinity (Endless) Bridge. Plus, there are many other noteworthy architectural features to enjoy--for free!!!--and many areas to relax and lounge and take advantage of the free WiFi. Many people forget to check out the glass floor on one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new location is gorgeous; Much improved from old site. Comfy seats, great food, fab view & walk to stretch your legs during intermissions. Ample parking right across the street too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guthrie is a unique institution and facility in many ways, It stands up to the best in any city. The building , designed by Jean Nouvel is pretty spectacular and is worth exploring when attending a play. There is a cantilever bridge that has an open deck that overlooks the Mississippi and several bridges which is very pretty at... More 

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Hello and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater! We hope you come back to visit soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guthrie is a great place to stop, even if you aren't seeing a show! But dont' get me wrong... SEE A SHOW! It is a phenomenal theater with great performances. So if you are in town for a visit, no tix for a show, stop in and go to the balcony that looks out over the Mississippi River. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw The Royal Family there. It was well done with a great set for the show. The theatre is decorated in many shades of red and is really a striking room. We sat in the balcony which had great views but the seats were uncomfortable. I tried two seats both of which leaned to the front. There were only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to numerous play and events at this venue. I can't think of one that has been anything less than well done. Many have been superb. The "new" theater, with the two distinct stages is so easily adapted to any play, musical, concert, etc... If you don't want to pay top dollar, the rush line is also an... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since coming under a new director, I've really felt like the Guthrie is not the same place I had grown to love. A great evening with friends, but again the selection of shows and the cost of the ticket is going to keep this a once in a blue moon activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went to the matinee of A Christmas Carol in early December. It was a great show and had such a wonderful acting crew. Even though you know the storyline of A Christmas Carol, they do it in such a way that makes you want to see it again and again. I truly do not think there... More 

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