Guthrie Theater

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


818 South 2nd StreetMinneapolis, MN 55415 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.


Volunteers at the Guthrie make a meaningful contribution to quality theatrical programming in Minnesota. As an organization we are committed to:

  • Artistic Excellence
  • Community
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Fiscal Responsibility

The Guthrie Theater opened on May 7, 1963, with a production of Hamlet directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, the theater’s founder. The idea of the theater began in 1959 during a series of conversations among Guthrie and other idealists who were disenchanted with the commercialism of Broadway. They set to find a community that would be committed to supporting a non-profit theater company that would produce great works of literature, cultivate artists’ talents, and nourish its audiences.


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by Barry W. from MN (April 20, 2009)
I have been volunteering at the Guthrie for many years. The Guthrie has a staff extremely interested in the well being of its volunteers. The assignments are interesting, the perks amazing and the people very friendly. You can volunteer as much or as little as you want. Check it out; you won't be disappointed.

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