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Guthrie Theater

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Address: 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
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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As Good as Broadway!

We saw "South Pacific" at the Guthrie last night. It was fabulous. The professionalism is extraordinary for a regional theater company, What a entertaining evening! I most highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw "South Pacific" at the Guthrie last night. It was fabulous. The professionalism is extraordinary for a regional theater company, What a entertaining evening! I most highly recommend going there.

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Hugo, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a play, but those seats are the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in. Midway through the play I started squirming in my seat, and by the end I couldn't sit no longer. I seen many others looking g uncomfortable....

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is a monstrosity from the outside but inside it is wonderful. Surprising viewing spots of the Mississippi River. Two restaurants and 2 theaters. We saw South Pacific on the main stage. Primarily equity players and the costumes, set design and performances were Broadway quality for the most part. Too bad the brass section of the orchestra was so... More 

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Hello John - thank you for your review of the Guthrie Theater. We hope to see you again sometime soon! More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a bad seat in this house. First time we had ever been there and looking forward to going back for more performances in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Guthrie offers tremendous theater served up in a beautiful venue. Any seat is great. Always expect to experience theater at its best.

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Few people realize that the state of Minnesota has one of the largest number of theater companies between Broadway and Hollywood. With over 400 registered theaters and almost double that number of companies performing around the state, no one spot shines the light on Minnesota theater better than the Guthrie Theater, on the edge of downtown Minneapolis on the banks... More 

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Hello and thank you for reviewing the Guthrie Theater! We're so happy you enjoy visiting and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We followed TripAdvisor ‘must see in Minneapolis’ advice and didn’t regret. Got a ticket for Don Quixote Play ( reserved in advance). Interesting architecture, nice balcony at 5th floor for enjoying beautiful scenery of Mississippi river, stunning view from 9th floor as well. The Play was immature and somewhat boring, but actor/actresses were trying really hard (and mingling with audience... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New director - some good shows this year, but a bit of pandering to mass tastes. Necessary, I guess. Many actors from afar, brought in for this season. Hope next year will get back to more local talent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing that the Guthrie Theatre allows access to the general public, free of charge, to visit the Endless Bridge lookout. The lookout provides an amazing view of the Mississippi River and the surrounding areas. We just loved it. Besides the outlook we were able to see a little of the theatre even though we were not able to... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I saw the play South Pacific last night. What a wonderful production. The singing and acting was spot on. The sets were amazing and the orchestra was great. The professionalism of the productions at the Guthrie rival that of anywhere in the country including New York. Highly recommend this musical if you like fun, bold entertainment.

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Hello and thank you for your review of the Guthrie Theater! We're thrilled you enjoyed the performance of South Pacific and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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