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Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
+1 612-377-2224
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The Guthrie is a beautiful theater.

Our first play there was wonderful (Native Gardens). Billed as a comedy it was so much more. Very... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Great shows, beautiful architecture

We've been to the Guthrie several times, and we always enjoy it. The plays and musicals are very... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
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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%
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818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
+1 612-377-2224
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Our first play there was wonderful (Native Gardens). Billed as a comedy it was so much more. Very insightful on social issues and well acted.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

We've been to the Guthrie several times, and we always enjoy it. The plays and musicals are very well done. We've eaten in the restaurant, which is very good. $5 handling fee per ticket to order over the phone is a bit excessive, but the...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed August 6, 2017

July 26, 2017 - I visited the Guthrie Theater three decades ago when it was in a different building and a different location. The Theater was outstanding then and it is even more outstanding now. It is a modern design in dark blue and has...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Many different plays, musicals performed here. The architecture of this building is wonderful. The views of the city and Mississippi river are a must to see. Really recommend center isle seating for best views of a performance. The right and left are limited with eye...More

Thank David C
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We loved Native Gardens! It was really well done, thoughtful, and funny! I like going to the Guthrie for the post play discussions with the actors, which always gives interesting insight to the show.

Thank Shelley O
Reviewed August 2, 2017

This is a performing arts center, but you can go inside almost any time to see views of downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi river. On-site cafe had a great caesar salad!

Thank Cassietrip
Reviewed July 31, 2017

My wife and I attend the opening night of "Native Gardens" and it was hilarious! But even if you miss this play, the theater itself is beautiful and relaxing. Amply parking across the street. Cocktails are available, as is a nice gift shop. When you...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed July 25, 2017

My wife and I loved seeing Native Gardens. The cast was amazing. We found the quality of the production every bit as good as NYC Broadway productions. In addition, if you go to the fifth and ninth floors, you get incredible views of Minneapolis. In...More

Thank dbtraveler58
Reviewed July 23, 2017

First time to the Guthrie theater and it was wonderful. The Amber box on the 9th floor was closed that day and I didn't see any shows, but I can only imagine both spaces being incredible. Enjoyed the magnificent view from the endless bridge which...More

Thank miniona l
Reviewed July 21, 2017

I love going to the Guthrie Theater and I recently renewed my season tickets for the second year. Last night, I went to see their current show Native Gardens and loved it. Not only is the Guthrie a wonderful theater it is also beautiful. Don't...More

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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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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