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Welcome to the Guthrie Theater

We can’t wait for you to experience live theater and learn about the jobs that help make it happen!

A place where all are welcome

The Guthrie building was designed by a really famous architect named Jean Nouvel, who won a big prize for his work. He wanted the building to show the history of the neighborhood. He said, “The Guthrie is coming to settle in the historic golden rectangle near the falls, next to the old mills, in the industrial quarter that invented Minneapolis. Thus two histories, two legends, meet.”

You can visit the Guthrie anytime because it’s open all year. Inside, there are three cool stages where shows happen, places where they make the shows, classrooms, restaurants, and really awesome lobbies that look like scenes from a movie.

Preparing for a show

A Christmas Carol: The Story

“A Christmas Carol” is about this grumpy old guy named Ebenezer Scrooge who doesn’t like Christmas at all. He’s always grumbling and being mean to everyone. But one night, something magical happens – he gets visited by three ghosts! These ghosts show Scrooge his past, present, and future. He sees all the mistakes he’s made and how he can change to be a better person. By the end of the story, Scrooge becomes super nice, caring, and generous, spreading Christmas cheer to everyone around him. It’s a heartwarming tale that reminds us about the importance of kindness, love, and the joy of Christmas!

Check out some amazing jobs

Here are just some of the jobs that a person can have at a theater


Lighting Technician

Sound Technicians

  • Sound Technicians are the folks who plug the sound effects or the music into the sound board to create the world that the Sound Designer desires.
  • Checkout this sound video

Set Technicians

  • These are the folks who build the set on stage.

Costume Technicians

  • Are the folks who build the costumes for the actors on stage.


Set Designers:

  • Set Designers design the physical stage or place in which the storytelling will take place.

Costume Designers

  • Design the costumes or clothing which the Actor will wear while they tell the story.

Lighting Designers

  • Design the lights and lighting transitions on the set. You may not think that is important, but with out light you cannot see anything.

Sound Designers

What does it look like to get ready for a show?

Want to Keep the Discovery Journey Going?

Have you been having a blast discovering awesome creative careers with InspireMSP? Imagine turning that passion into your future!

Whether you’re into art, technology, building or something in between, we’ve got a some great places where the exploration will continue. Check out some of our partners where creative vibes keep rollin in high school. Your journey to a creative paying future continues! 🌟

Minneapolis FAIR School

Ready to explore and amplify your creative potential? The Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School in downtown Minneapolis is the go-to high school for creative minds like yours!

With an innovative approach to scheduling, hands-on experiences, and a comprehensive arts curriculum, FAIR School is not your typical high school. FAIR nurtures individual talents, connects you with professional artists, and guides you on a personalized path to success. Whether you’re into performing on stage, creating in a studio, or working behind the scenes, FAIR School is where your unique identity and creative journey take palace. Discover a high school experience that’s as creative as you are! 🎨🌟