About Us

Our vision

The Guthrie creates transformative theater experiences that ignite the imagination, stir the heart, open the mind and build community through the illumination of our common humanity.

Our mission

The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays, connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota and, from its place rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st-century arts organization.

Our values

  • Artistic Excellence 

  • Community

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Fiscal Responsibility

Our history

The Guthrie Theater was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 and is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. Under the artistic leadership of Joseph Haj, the Guthrie produces a mix of classic and contemporary plays on three stages, and continues to set a national standard for excellence in theatrical production and performance. 

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Land acknowledgment

The Guthrie would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, including the Ojibwe and other Indigenous nations.

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NOW PLAYING

Twelfth Night 

Feb 8 – March 22 
A romantic Shakespeare comedy

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2019–2020 SEASON

Explore Our Season

Courageous new work with must-see classics you know and love. 

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COMING SOON

The Bacchae

Feb 29 – April 5
A spellbinding Greek tragedy

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