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Guthrie Theater at Minneapolis

Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415
Category: Entertainment
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Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis

With its beautiful design and amazing acoustics, the Guthrie Theater is an acclaimed performing arts venue in downtown Minneapolis. With three theaters, the Guthrie presents a variety of plays and shows, from classics to modern Broadway productions, as well as concerts, a live music series, films and special events. The Guthrie Theater has several restaurants and bars, a gift shop and offers fascinating tours that take you behind the scenes into the history and architecture of this iconic theater.


Hours -

Box Office Tuesday - Sunday - 11am - 8 pm & 11am - 5 pm (non-performance days) Monday - 2 p.m. only before Monday evening concerts

Prices -

Varies per event.


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Mr. Burns, a post-electric play 
  • The Crucible 


  • Live Concerts
  • Theatre Performances
  • Guided Tours
  • Film Festivals
  • Dining
  • Gift Shop

Theater Tours

Hailed "a 21st century dream factory" by Time magazine in 2008, the Guthrie Theater is an architectural icon with its dramatic blue façade. Discover the history and design of this acclaimed cultural destination through one of the theater’s unique tours, including the Backstage Tour, Architecture Tour, Self-Guided Audio Tour and the Costume Rentals Tour.

Dining and Bars

The Guthrie Theater offers a lively dining and lounge scene with cool restaurants, cafés and bars where you can eat, sip, and mingle before and after the shows. Savor fresh and sustainable seafood at Sea Change Restaurant & Bar, enjoy casual pre-theater dining at the Next Level Café, and grab pastries and sandwiches at Level Five Express. Meet friends for drinks, signature cocktails, extraordinary views and live music at the elegant Target Lounge.


  • What is unique about this historic theater?

    Built in 1963, the original theater was a performance space for its resident acting company for the classics. After the 2006 season, a new theater was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. With its magnificent design and awesome acoustics, the Guthrie houses three theaters - the signature thrust stage seating 1,100, a 700-seat proscenium stage, and a black-box studio with flexible seating. The theater features the "Endless Bridge" to the Mississippi that you can walk across. The building’s exterior has large display panels with a mural of photographs from past plays that shines at night.
  • What parking and public transit are available at the theater?

    The Guthrie is located in downtown Minneapolis on the west bank of the Mississippi River and is accessible from I-35 and I-94. You’ll find parking on South 2nd Street right across from the Guthrie as well as neighborhood parking lots within walking distance. Parking for Guthrie performances is $8. Getting here is also easy by bus and train. The closest Metro Transit bus stop for the Guthrie is the Route 7 or Route 22 on the corner of Washington Avenue at Chicago Ave. For light rail, get off at the East/Metrodome Station stop.

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