Our Mission: The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world.


Theater History»

The idea of the theater began in 1959 during a series of conversations among Guthrie and two colleagues who were disenchanted with Broadway.

Past Plays»

Previous plays produced and performed at the Guthrie.

Guthrie Staff»

A listing of Guthrie personnel with titles and selected e-mail addresses.

Board of Directors»

A current listing of the Guthrie Board of Directors.

Our Spaces»

The current Guthrie facility opened on June 24, 2006, a month after closing our original home of 43 years. Our neighborhood is known as the Historic Mill District: it is here that Minneapolis grew up and grew strong on the back of the flour milling industry which capitalized on the energy generated by nearby St. Anthony Falls. Our site originally had been used as a railway yard for the flourmill industry. One can learn about the area’s history next door at the Mill City Museum.

Shakespeare at the Guthrie»

Welcome to Shakespeare at the Guthrie - a one-stop resource for theatergoers, students and educators.


A collection of frequently asked questions about the Guthrie Theater.

Research papers and other academic inquiries»

Information about the theater for school projects and how to contact us if you need additional assistance.