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Guthrie Theater

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Address: 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
Phone Number: +1 612-377-2224
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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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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... read more

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Rochester, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 yesterday NEW 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 2 days ago NEW 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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Lauren M, Public Relations Manager at Guthrie Theater, responded to this review

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Hello and thank you so much for reviewing the Guthrie Theater! More 

Columbus, Indiana, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vibrant city scene...check. Fabulous architecture...yup. World class entertainment...absolutely. Easy parking...actually not too bad. This place has it all. While it is certainly a goal to see a performance here, you should allow extra time to experience the facility and the area. Truth be told, you should plan on coming here more than once. It is that good.

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Hello Kevin and thank you so much for reviewing the Guthrie Theater! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Striking location, don't miss the outdoor balcony! Top notch actors, staging and scenery, have seen 3 shows here and none have disappointed. It's a lovely night out on the town, with your special someone and a glass of wine before and after... Highly recommend!

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Lauren M, Public Relations Manager at Guthrie Theater, responded to this review

Hello Laurie and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater - we're thrilled you enjoy spending time here and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time at the Guthrie Theater and we loved the place. The building is just beautiful and quite large. We're going to find time to go there sometime just to explore the building itself but unfortunately didn't have time that evening. We saw "A Christmas Carol" on Saturday evening and it was truly an incredible performance. We... More 

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Lauren M, Public Relations Manager at Guthrie Theater, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater - we're so glad you enjoy spending time here! More 

Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theater is beautiful, blending restaurant elegance and architectural details along with excellent performances. But stepping right out over the river walk in the glass overhang is a unique feeling that ties the visitor right back to the Missiissippi again.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Guthrie is a must-see destination for any visit to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Some of the finest professional theatre in the country. Great artists: actors, directors, playwrights, designers, production technicians, dancers, vocalists, and more create world-class theatre in an amazing location. There are usually several performances of different scale and interest going on at any given time. Even if you're not... More 

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Hello Cheryl and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater! We are so glad you enjoy spending time here and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Guthrie is a prime time theater in Minneapolis, and there is not a bad seat in the house. Because the rows of chairs sit on a very steep rise, every seat has a great view. The people who work there are friendly and personable. I have been there on my own for different plays and I have brought students... More 

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Hello Paige and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater - we're thrilled you and your students enjoy coming to the theater! More 

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