Called "a 21st century dream factory" by Time Magazine, the new Guthrie boasts three stages, a full-service restaurant, pre-show dining, numerous bars and some of the best views of Minneapolis to be found in the city.
The design of the new Guthrie was influenced by three key factors.
First, then Artistic Director Joe Dowling had a vision for a new three-theater center that would allow the institution an expanded ability to perform a wider range of plays and to engage the public and educational organizations in a stronger way. In addition, the theater would have the ability to host regional, national and international productions.
Second, the design of the building was influenced by the size, scale and history of the historic mills adjacent to the site.
Finally, the site overlooking the Mississippi River offers incredible dramatic views of St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge. Connecting Guthrie audiences to these amazing views became a key design goal.