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Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
+1 612-377-2224
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Ranked #5 of 118 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Guthrie is now in it's new home and it is a wonder! Scrooge, the Christmas Classic for 40 years is coming soon and is not to be missed! I have seen it several times and always enjoy it!

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Thank you for your review of the Guthrie Theater! We hope you can join us for A CHRISTMAS CAROL! More

Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

While visiting Minneapolis we visited the Guthrie Theatre. There's plenty of on street parking and a nice lobby sitting area with a small gift store on the first floor. We took the elevator to the 4th floor and saw the most amazing views of the Mississippi River and Minneapolis. There's also an outside patio area that you can take photos... More

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Willoughby, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We recently spent an evening at the theatre to see "The Heidi Chronicles". As you may recall, this play has been around for decades, but the presentation in the Wurtele Thrust Theatre was fresh and well done. The venue is somewhat small so every seat has a good view of the stage. If you are looking for a bargain, try... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I am a fan of the Guthrie but some of the choices of plays are not to my taste. The cast is extremely professional so all the acting is top notch. I no longer have season tickets as I do not like many of the choices.

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Thank you for your review of the Guthrie Theater! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time here - hope to see you again soon! More

Paris
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The building itself is worth a trip. The views from the balcony are astonishing and the inside is modern yet welcoming. The plays and musicals are well-chosen with both innovative and traditional pieces. Always a top-notch cast. The restaurant is good or you can just have a drink and mingle with the attractive and well-dressed crowd. The theater staff are... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Guthrie Theater offers many entertainment options. The building itself is exquisite and the view breathtaking. The theater offers a range of plays and musicals both innovative and traditional. The first balcony is a great place to sit. Despite the modernity of the building, the inside is warm and inviting. Have dinner, the food is very good or just have... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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132 reviews 132 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A beautiful building and great theatrical experience. I prefer or he's tra rather than balcony seating. Views from the building are wonderful and should be enjoyed. The 5th floor restaurant is very good. I enjoy plays here except when they decide to introduce contemporary slang into classic plays. Guthrie is a must visit location if you are coming to Minneapolis.... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I haven't seen a show here yet, but DEFINITELY will the next time I'm in town. I highly, highly, highly recommend the backstage tour. It was phenomenal.

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Thank you for your review of the Guthrie Theater - we hope to see you again soon! Perhaps for A CHRISTMAS CAROL? Have a great day! More

Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
36 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stopped here during a tour and were not thrilled, but exited the bus to walk inside....and WOW! The views from inside were amazing. As this was our final tour stop, we opted to exit the tour and just hang out here for a while, exploring more on our own. We would have never otherwise have stopped here, but are... More

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Thank you for your review of the Guthrie Theater! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here. More

Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit the Guthrie for supper at Cafe 5 which had an ethereal ambiance dinning during the sunset. The food was excellent. We spent time on the viewing area beside the Mississippi River both in daylight and then after dark before seeing the play and both were delightful experiences. The theatre we saw a play in... More

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