Code of Conduct

The Guthrie Theater strives to provide a safe and respectful environment for its staff, board, artists, audiences, guests and volunteers. This code of conduct outlines the expectations for anyone who works at, visits or engages with the Guthrie in any way.

  • We are inclusive and respectful of all people. This includes, but is not limited to, people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance/body size, language, immigration status and economic status/wealth.

  • We are mindful of what we say and do. We have zero tolerance for harmful language or actions, including, but not limited to, hate speech, bullying, trolling, verbal abuse, purposeful misgendering (using an incorrect name and/or pronouns), slurs, negative stereotyping and degrading comments.

  • We honor the personal space and boundaries of others. Any unwelcome attention or unwanted physical contact will not be tolerated, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexist remarks, suggestive comments or gestures, staring and stalking.

  • We invite audience members to engage fully and be themselves. Everyone responds to theater differently, and we welcome all forms of audience expression during Guthrie productions, programs and events. Responses that are harmful or disparaging to actors, staff or other audience members will not be tolerated.

  • We are mindful of the well-being of others. In addition to following the theater’s health and safety policies, we recognize that our personal health and safety choices can impact those around us.

As a theater community, we will work together to uphold this code of conduct and ensure our spaces are anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-discriminatory and welcoming to all. If you experience or witness a violation of this code of conduct, report it as soon as you are able by informing a Guthrie staff member (Guest Services, Audience Services or Public Safety).

As of October 2023