Health and Safety

Safety on and off the stage

As COVID-19 prevention efforts continue to evolve, the Guthrie closely monitors local, state and federal guidelines and consults with medical experts and its internal COVID-19 Safety Team to adjust health and safety policies as needed.  

Behind the scenes, we follow specific protocols to help mitigate risk, keep shows onstage and create a safe work environment for artists and staff. Current policies for our theaters and shared spaces are outlined below so you know what to expect when you visit the Guthrie. 

Your presence, adaptability and support encourage us. Thank you, and we’ll see you at the theater! 

Updated March 28, 2023


For audience members

Effective April 8, 2023, masks will only be required for the following upcoming performances: 

  • Hamlet: Sunday, April 16 at 1 p.m. 

  • Murder on the Orient Express: Sunday, June 4 at 1 p.m. 

  • Into the Woods: Sunday, July 9 at 1 p.m. 

  • Shane: Sunday, August 20 at 1 p.m. 


For all other performances, including Sunday matinees and evenings not listed above, masks are encouraged but not required. 

For mask-required shows, face coverings must securely cover the nose and mouth (no bandanas, neck gaiters or face shields) when entering and inside the theater.

Exchanges and refunds

If our revised mask policy no longer aligns with your theatergoing preferences, you may contact the Box Office at 612.377.2224 to request an exchange or a refund.  

If you are unable to attend a performance because you are sick, you may call the Box Office to exchange your tickets no later than 4 p.m. on the day of your scheduled performance (noon for a matinee). 

For guests visiting the building

Masks are encouraged but not required for all guests visiting the Guthrie’s public spaces. If you would like a mask, just ask. 

For Guthrie staff

As of September 23, 2021, all Guthrie staff, except those who have received an accommodation for medical or religious purposes, must be fully vaccinated. 

Help and support

We want you to have a great experience at the Guthrie. For questions about attending a performance, contact the Box Office at

For questions about visiting the building, contact Guest Services at 


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