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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
Owner description: THE GUTHRIE THEATER is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training, known for its dynamic productions... more » 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. « less
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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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Valdosta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This facility is beautiful and functional. It has a wonderful location downtown on the banks of the Mississippi River. Get to the show early and enjoy the view while it is still daylight.

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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

Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I had the privilege of attending two plays at the Guthrie this month while visiting in Minneapolis. This was my first time to see the Guthrie and it is a wonderful building, modern, stylish with great views from different locations. The view of the Mississippi River from the Guthrie is stunning. The first performance I saw was the "White Snake"... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A must see architectural structure. Saw the Heidi Chronicles and it was very entertaining! Beautiful setting, great play, and all the seats seem good. A wonderful venue for live theater.

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Marysville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We wondered free and visited two viewing areas: the cantilevered viewing deck on the river side and the room way at the top (maybe the 'amber" room) with views over the entire city. Ask for help and directions when you get in--the staff is helpful and can give better directions!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A great venue for plays on the Mississippi in Minneapolis. Outstanding building, great theaters and great views of the downtown area. Easy access from downtown hotels. Length of visit depends on the play or attraction you attend

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Singapore, Null, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stunning architecture and cool interior design, especially "The Endless Bridge" and the view and breeze at the observatory deck...

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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

Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you enjoy the theater, put this at the top of your list for your next visit to Minneapolis! Even if you live in the Twin Cities - and especially if you went to the Guthrie at its previous location adjacent to the Walker - it's well worth seeing this gem of Minneapolis, the state of Minnesota, and the Midwest.... More

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