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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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Valdosta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful building overlooks Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis, and serves as home to the finest acting company outside New York. Try to catch a show on the famous Wurtele Thrust Stage.

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Guthrie is a must see in Minneapolis. Everything about it is lovely. My favorite by far has been A Christmas Carol but Jane Eyre was fabulous as well. They have wonderful actors/actresses and the set designs are fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Truly a world class experience when you attend a production at the Guthrie. The building is open (check the web for exact times) for tours and that itself is worth a visit to see the amazing "endless bridge" jutting out over the Mississippi. It is especially lovely at night when you can all of the lights sparkling on the river.... More

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