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Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
+1 612-377-2224
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Excellent venue for theatre productions

Whether South Pacific or Sunday in the Park outstanding venue. Gear for people watching too. Dress... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger M
United States
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Modern and Magical

While I’m no Theatre buff, I was thoroughly impressed with the Guthrie. It has style, class, very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Washington
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
+1 612-377-2224
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether South Pacific or Sunday in the Park outstanding venue. Gear for people watching too. Dress is very casual.

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I’m no Theatre buff, I was thoroughly impressed with the Guthrie. It has style, class, very modern architecture and design, as well as a feel of old fashioned nostalgia. The stage is clearly visible from any angle of seating - so not a bad...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This new theater has many floors of restaurant and bars to entertain guests, visitors and locals. The bars start on the first level and go up to other floors the different theaters are small audience to large audiences. The venue of plays are acclaimed around...More

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Friday night and saw Watch on the Rhine. I had been to this theater previously on a school trip and didn't realize it until after we arrived. On my school trip we saw a play in the bigger theater, but for...More

Thank Haley_R123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were far left and heard very little. Acting was great, but audio was terrible. I've never been so disappointed in the Guthrie & it looked like a great production of Romeo and Juliet. Not worth my $24 and $9 parking!

Thank 22lynn22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the expense to see great shows. Every play we have seen here has been great. Nice location with cool observation deck and bar. The deck overlooks the old mill areas on Mississippi River. Most shows are $75 to $100 and they do have...More

Thank Davin88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

[Written by an MSP-local] I live near the Guthrie and have seen several shows there, always wonderful productions in a really great space. There's almost always a show running, so if you're in town and need a nice nighttime activity, I strongly recommend seeing what's...More

Thank courtney w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the theater to see the lookout on the 5th floor, and the "Yellow Room" on the 9th (top) floor. The view is incredible of the Stone Arch Bridge and the city! Great for pictures, enjoying a cup of coffee from the cafe...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We have seen two plays at the Guthrie’s Dowling Theater; most recently “Mala”. Both presentations have been exceptionally good and the price can’t be beat. Dinner at nearby Sanctuary followed by a show at the lovely Guthrie is the best way to spend an evening....More

Thank david n
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The ambiance equates to the wonderful performances. The view from the "bridge" during intermission and the intriguing yellow room (on the top floor).after the show makes for a unique experience.

Thank resipsaloquitor42
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Response from Ge0rgiaPil0t | Reviewed this property |
Do whatever it takes to get you into this excellent venue. I suspect your first visit won't be your last and you will be able to judge for yourself whether premium pricing is warranted for "preferred" seating. Enjoy!
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Response from Tracy N | Reviewed this property |
Sense and Sensibility September 10 - October 29, 2016 Wurtele Thrust Stage adapted by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen directed by Sarah Rasmussen Full of humor and emotional depth, a fresh adaptation of... More
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Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
Having dined before many Guthrie performances at many venues, I'd recommend 5pm reservations (even at the restaurants IN the Guthrie) - it's a very pleasant venue were you to arrive early, including an outdoor balcony w... More