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Guthrie Theater

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Address: 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
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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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A national treasure

We are so lucky to have this world-class theater in our city. You always know what you'll get at a Guthrie performance. The space is beautiful, the dining options are good, the... read more

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are so lucky to have this world-class theater in our city. You always know what you'll get at a Guthrie performance. The space is beautiful, the dining options are good, the customer service is first-rate. Our resident director is wonderful, as the past two or three have also been, and we attract great acting, directing, and technical talent from... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great venue, wonderful plays and productions. Each of the two stages provides great views and excellent seating. Have not seen a poor priction at the Guthrie. Current takes on everything from Shakespeare, to modern, to musicals!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in many cities over the years and Minneapolis has so much that other cities lack. And one of those things is a theater for live, innovative and classic performances such as the Guthrie. Aside from being an architecturally fascinating building, what is most important is what goes on inside -- from Shakespeare to world premieres of challenging... More 

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Hi Jeffrey and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater! We're thrilled you enjoy spending time here and hope to see you again soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful modern structure was a place of entertainment and fun. I felt exhilarated by the theatrical presentation, welcomed by the friendly staff and spell bound by this wonderful theater. Refreshing .

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently saw The Lion in Winter and were impressed as always. The acting was terrific in this character driven presentation of this classic. As is always the case the staging here was wonderful as well. And what can you say about the theater itself? It is a terrific venue with great sight lines and and wonderful acoustics. Always a... More 

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Hello Michael and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater! We are so glad you enjoy coming to the theater and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Minneapolis, MN.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I've been here a few times for plays and what not. The real beauty of the Guthrie, the real intrigue is with the space itself, it's drop dead beautiful inside and every single view outside is perfection. you don't need to go for a performance but you do need to go to walk through this modern beauty.

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Hello and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater - we hope to see you again soon! More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The play we saw was in a small theatre that was extremely warm, seems like a silly thing to pick on but since we did not have enough time prior to the show to purchase a beverage because there was one bartender and long line of people we sat hot and thirsty as we were told there would be no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the show. Finding parking close to the Guthrie was easy on a Sunday. Getting in & out of Downtown Mpls was surprisingly easy on a Sunday as well.

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not a regular theater-goer but I feel lucky living so close to this gem. I've only gone to four performances since it moved to the riverfront but I've had a great time every time.

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Hello and thank you very much for your review of the Guthrie Theater. We're so glad you enjoy spending time here and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Any show you see will be 5 stars. Dinner 3 stars. View of the river from the cantilever balcony, 5 stars. so... Have dinner some where else, get there early to view the river, enjoy whatever show you see. Not a bad seat in the house.

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