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.


275,000 ft2 / 25,548 m2



Date Completed


Photo Credit

Roland Halbe

L'Observatoire International