Guthrie Theater

The 275,000 square foot building housing the Guthrie Theater contains three performance spaces including a 1100 seat thrust theater, 700 seat proscenium theater, and 250 seat studio and experimental theater. The lighting respects architect Jean Nouvel’s mysterious space, comprised of many layers of darkness and depth. There is a progression of darkness from the relatively bright lobby, to the darker proscenium, to the dark theater.

Location Minneapolis, MN, USA
Date Completed 2006
Architect Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Client Guthrie Theater
Type Performing Arts Centers
size275,000 ft2 / 25,000 m2
Status Built

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Awards SARA Distinguished Building Award , 2009
Press Architectural Lighting, Sep 2006
Photo Credits Roland Halbe, L'O