Guthrie The Other Place Theater, 1526 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Guthrie Other Place Theater

Address: 1526 Harmon Place
Neighborhood/s: Loring Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year razed: Torn down for urban renewal - 1970s
Historic Function: Theater/concert hall

Loring Park Minneapolis Hennepin

Guthrie The Other Place Theater, 1526 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(44.971579° N, 93.2850425° WLatitude: 44°58′17.684″N
Longitude: 93°17′6.153″W

One of the Guthrie's smaller experimental theater spaces from 1968-1971.



In the late 1960s, Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater began producing plays outside of its main theater space, particularly smaller spaces that would allow a more intimate setting for the audience and actors. Along with staging productions at St. Paul’s Crawford-Livingston Theater, the Guthrie also established the 200-seat Other Place Theater in 1968.

Located at 1526 Harmon Place in Minneapolis two blocks from the Guthrie’s original location, The Other Place became a space to experiment with new forms of theater and new plays, staging productions such as Sam Shepard’s “Red Cross” and Harold Pinter’s “Silence and Landscape.”

While The Other Place was an artistic success, presenting three seasons, it became too much of a financial issue for the Guthrie to operate. It was closed in 1971 and eventually was torn down for urban renewal. However, The Other Place and Crawford-Livingston first sparked the Guthrie’s interest in varied performing spaces, eventually leading to its newest multi-stage location in 2006.

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