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Guthrie to reopen to the public in July, shows resume this fall

The theater has been closed to the public for more than a year.

The Guthrie Theater has shared its reopening plans, which has the building reopening to the public in July. 

The Minneapolis theater has been closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will reopen on July 8 and resume performances this fall with the start of the 2021-2022 season, a news release says. 

“After a year marked by the profound loss of lives and livelihoods due to the pandemic, it brings me great hope to share our reopening plans with the community and know that we will be gathering at the theater again soon," Artistic Director Joseph Haj said in a statement. 

"We are full of anticipation as we thoughtfully prepare to open our doors and bring our stages back to life while keeping the health and safety of our staff, artists, patrons and community members a top priority. There is much work ahead as we rebuild the organization, but we are grateful for the incredible support we’ve received from so many and look forward to emerging from these challenging times together.”

The season will kick off with a yet-to-be-announced limited-run production on the McGuire Proscenium Stage in October and an all-new production of A Christmas Carol, a Guthrie tradition, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. 

The Guthrie will also produce a five-play subscription season from January-August next year, with the shows announced in June. 

It takes about six months to create productions, so that's why performances won't debut until the fall, well after the theater reopens. 

When the Guthrie does reopen to the public in July, it'll be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, with no reservations required. The outdoor Jundt Terrace on the Endless Bridge and the Amber Box on Level Nine will be available for guests, but food and beverage service and rental operations will remain paused. 

Tickets for A Christmas Carol, adapted by Lavina Jadhwani and directed by Joseph Haj, will go on sale in September for previews that start Nov. 8. Season ticket packages will be available this summer. 

Further details about the upcoming 2021-2022 season will be announced on the Guthrie's website.

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