Adult Group Classes

  • A minimum of 20 students. Large groups will be divided appropriately and more teaching artists will be hired if necessary.
  • It is best if requests are made three weeks in advance of the desired class date.
  • Payment and final number of participants are due two weeks prior to class date.

Class fees

$30 per person (handling fee included) minimum 20 participants

Offsite classes are available in Minneapolis-St Paul, zip codes 55400-55488 and 55100-55188, for an additional $75 fee. Prices will vary for classes held outside of Minneapolis-St Paul. Please call 612.225.6172 or e-mail for information.

Class Selections

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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!

Actors' Secrets for Powerful Presence

Learn actors' secrets for powerful presence and find your authentic voice. Acquire the skills to engage your listeners, become more easily understood and create impact. Led by one of the Guthrie Theater's leading professional vocal coaches, you will learn techniques on vocal clarity, variety and how to relax under pressure. You will develop an amazing sense of awareness and presence that you can employ in everyday life!

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.

To register: please contact Katherine Keljik, Education Coordinator: Classes and Corporate Programs, at 612.225.6172 or by e-mail at