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“Beautiful theatre” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater
Ranked #3 of 196 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Minneapolis
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11 reviews
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“Beautiful theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Guthrie is a wonderful venue to see a play. The 3 stages each offer a unique viewing experience, well set up for the type of play being performed. I have had seats in a variety of places in each production area, and have never had a "bad" seat. The view of the Mississippi from the "bridge to nowhere" deck is also lovely.

Visited September 2012
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Edina, Minnesota
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“Favorite theater and in a great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We have season tickets to the Guthrie and usually have a difficult time picking just 6 plays to attend. They have a variety of well known and some world premier offerings. The acting talent is superb. The architecture of the building is unique with panoramic views of the Mississippi River. Most seats have a good view of the stage our only complaint is that there isn't a lot of leg room for those over six feet.

Visited November 2012
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Carly B, Guest Relations Manager at Guthrie Theater, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for your review of the Guthrie Theater and for being a subscriber! Being over six feet tall can be a challenge with theater seats but we'd be more than happy to talk about finding an aisle seat to accommodate your needs.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A beautiful building and theater.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I loved the old Guthrie and was sad they had to build another but this new theater of theirs is beautiful. It's a great Minneapolis experience to go downtown, grab some dinner and see a production here. If the restaurants downtown are full there are 2 places to eat inside the theater as well, one is more formal and the other is more of a cafe type.

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Everything a theater should be. Be sure to check out the view and some of their great eating spots. Never seen a bad show there.

Visited November 2012
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st.paul
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“Always an entertaining evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Performances at the Guthrie are always first rate. We attend performances regularly and are always entertained and sometimes challenged, too! The venue itself is very comfortable with good sight lines and wonderful refreshment areas.

Visited November 2012
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