Immerse yourself in a one-night class with a theater professional, providing an in-depth look at specific techniques and skills. More to come - check back for new offerings.   

Masterclass with Kari Margolis

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6-10 p.m.
Fee: $60 (plus a $3 handling fee) REGISTER

Kari Margolis has spent the last three decades exploring and codifying the technique of the actor, resulting in practicable, applicable exercises and improvisation structures. Learn to create theater on your feet, free your voice and enliven your physical instrument, and discover how skillsets of actor, director and playwright are merged to develop a powerful three dimensional theater artist. No prerequisite; Intro to Acting recommended, Ages 18+. 

Guthrie productions don’t arrive on truck. Nearly everything you see onstage is created from scratch by local artisans, maybe even your neighbor! A play is chosen, a creative team is assembled, actors are cast, and so much more. Join Guthrie artists and staff to discover the collaborative process of bringing a play from the page to the stage, and the secret behind some of our theatrical tricks.

Fee: $15 

Upcoming workshops: 

King Lear
Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m. 

Saturday, June 3 at 9 a.m.

Sunday in the Park with George 
Saturday, July 8 at 9 a.m.  


Classes by Request are a great option for your next group gathering. They can take place at the Guthrie or an offsite location. All classes are 90 minutes and are taught by Guthrie teaching artists or staff. 

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The Art of Stage Combat

Enter a "contest of generosity" as you experience the unique art of stage combat. Under the supervision of a professional stage combatant, you will learn fun and basic stage techniques of choreography for a convincing slap, punch and choke. This is an on-your-feet experience with safe guards and watchful instruction designed to ensure that no one gets hurt. Come play! It looks real, but it's just theater!

Acting Games for Beginners

Learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced Guthrie Teaching Artist. Rev up your creative juices, tune up your spontaneity and learn to stay in the moment. Take risks and re-live your youth. No experience necessary, but get ready to play!

Intro to Shakespeare

Delve into Shakespeare with a Guthrie Teaching Artist! Learn about Shakespeare's plays, speak the language, and comprehend the poetry. See just how cool the Bard can be! No experience necessary!

Intro to Tap

Have you always wanted to tap dance but didn't know where to start? Led by a Guthrie Teaching Artist this class will be a fun and invigorating experience designed to introduce you to the basics of tap, from a shuffle, to a brush, to a flap. No experience necessary and no tap shoes required!

History of Theater

Explore major theater movements in a fun, interactive and inspiring way. Get a peek at how theater from the past connects to the theater today. Led by an experienced Guthrie Teaching Artist and designed for both avid theater-goers and people who just have an interest!

History of the Guthrie

The Guthrie Theater opened on May 7, 1963, and was labeled a "Cause for Celebration!" Why did Tyrone Guthrie want to establish a major theater in the United States? Why did he choose the Twin Cities? Join us for an opportunity to learn about the mission and programs of the Guthrie Theater, a 50-year overview by Sheila Livingston, director of Artistic Relations and associated with the Guthrie since 1961.

$30 per person (handling fee included), minimum 20 participants.
Offsite class prices vary based on location. Please call 612.225.6172 for more information.