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Guthrie Theater is at 818 S. 2nd St. Founded in 1963, the nationally acclaimed Guthrie is a center for performance, production, education and professional theater training, and is also well known for dynamic productions of both classic and contemporary works. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the building houses three state-of-the-art stages; dramatic public spaces include a 175-foot cantilevered bridge overlooking the Mississippi River.

Backstage tours highlight the intricate steps that take a play from conception to performance and include stops at various production shops where costumes, props and sets are created and detailed. An Architecture Tour covers details from building design to neighborhood inspirations. Visitors also can take self-guiding audio tours of the public spaces.

Guided tours are available. Food is available.

Tickets for performances $15-$85. Backstage tours $12; $7 (ages 62+ and students with ID). Architecture Tour $17; $12 (ages 62+ and students with ID). Self-guiding audio tours $5.
Performances are given most Tues.-Sat. evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 7 p.m. (also matinees at 1 on selected Wed. and Sat.-Sun. afternoons). Backstage tours are offered Fri.-Sat. at 10 a.m. Architecture Tour departs the first Sat. of the month at 9 a.m. and the third Sat. at 10 a.m. Phone ahead to confirm schedules and purchase tickets.
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