Directory Entry Category: Attractions
Located in Downtown Minneapolis, the Guthrie is an American center for theater performance, dedicated to producing a mix of classic and contemporary plays. The facility is open to the public year-round and boasts three state-of-the-art stages, full-service restaurants and spectacular views of the Mississippi River and downtown skyline. Backstage tours are available.
Founded in 1963 by British theater legend Tyrone Guthrie, the theater that bears his name has occupied a three-stage architectural gem on the Mississippi River since 2006. Theater lovers relish the sweeping views from the building’s elevated lobbies and cantilevered Endless Bridge just as much as they love the world-class productions ranging from new works to great classics. Artists and technicians work in-house for sets, costumes, and wigs that result in signature production values known to wow the most exacting audiences. Also a world-class center for arts education, the Guthrie partners with the University of Minnesota for an Actors Training Program that graduates young people ready to work on stages locally and around the country.