Welcome to Shakespeare at the Guthrie - a one-stop resource for artists, theatergoers, students and educators.
Throughout its history, the Guthrie has specialized in dynamic, world-class productions of Shakespeare's work. Over the years the Guthrie has created memorable productions with great performances that audiences still cherish. From the very first production of Hamlet directed by Tyrone Guthrie in 1963, to Liviu Ciulei's stunning 1981 The Tempest, to Garland Wright's ambitious History Plays in 1990, to Joe Dowling's unforgettable productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1997, 2008 and 2015, the Guthrie Theater's Shakespeare productions have been and remain not-to-be-missed events in the theatrical season.
The Guthrie's productions of Shakespeare have also featured some of the nation's best actors from the Twin Cities and beyond. From Jessica Tandy and George Grizzard in the Guthrie's first season to notable names throughout the years - Shakespeare at the Guthrie has offered great actors in great roles.