Relaxed Performances

What is a relaxed performance?

A relaxed performance is intended to be sensitive to and accepting of any audience member who may benefit from a more relaxed environment. Our staff, cast and crew invite patrons to come, be themselves and experience a live performance. 

Who can attend?

Although these performances are open to all patrons, they are intentionally modified to accommodate patrons with sensory and vestibular sensitivities, anxiety, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences and/or other challenges attending the theater. 

What should I expect?

Small modifications will be made to the performance, which may include reducing the volume of loud noises and effects, eliminating strobe lights, keeping the house lights on and having a relaxed attitude toward sound and movement in the audience. In addition to making adjustments onstage and in the theater, our lobbies and public spaces will include quiet areas, sensory-friendly activities and increased staff to create a safe, welcoming environment. 

Health and safety

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.

View Our Current Policies 

Ticket prices

Single tickets are $29 for adults and $15 for children. 

Concierge service

While maps and signage are helpful, having an expert by your side to help you navigate the building may be a welcome option for some. If you would like a Guthrie staff member to personally assist you during your visit, please contact the Box Office and ask about our concierge service. There is no extra charge for this service, but reservations are appreciated.

Contact us

If you have questions or need more information, please email Guest Services at guestservices@guthrietheater.org.

Upcoming events

A Christmas Carol 
A timeless holiday tale
Sunday, November 27 at 1 p.m.
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly and miserable man who greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. This world-premiere adaptation stays faithful to the text and invites audiences to experience the wonder of the holiday season through all-new scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. This production includes multiple ghosts (some of whom are scary in appearance and behavior), loud noises, music and dancing, a rotating stage floor and thematic elements (poverty, greed, death) that may not be suitable for young children. Masks are required for all ticket holders.

Call the Box Office at 612.377.2224 to purchase tickets. 

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