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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: 651 282 3000
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An elegant and refined theatre that has hosted lots of great shows over the years. We've been enjoying performances at the Ordway for a couple of decades although we don't come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Edina, Minnesota
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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

An elegant and refined theatre that has hosted lots of great shows over the years. We've been enjoying performances at the Ordway for a couple of decades although we don't come over from the western suburbs as often as we once did since so many of the touring events are held in Minneapolis now. The Ordway stands the test of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love the Orday. As a former employee (Marketing & PR Manager), I think it is one of the best run arts organizations that I've had the privilege of working for. As a patron, the Ordway is beautiful, with a gorgeous new addition. If your tastes include Broadway productions or World Music and Dance performances, the Ordway will have a... More 

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

On Saturday, March 28th I attended the matinee for this live magic at the Ordway. I laughed, was amazed, and couldn't figure how they did what they did. There were card, bird, and water tricks, etc. along with continued audience participation. Grab a friend and go to this fast paced, brain-bending national tour spectacular scheduled through April, 2016. For other... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has become a favorite of mine in the Twin Cities. All the ambience you can imagine and performances that leave you always wanting more. We just experienced the amazing Bernadette Peters and she was dazzling. We look forward to attending a performance in the new Performance Hall in the near future. They have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Such a lovely venue to make a production seem like "going to the theater." Being greeted by men in overcoats and top hats made me feel like it was a special occasion and the theater was so beautiful!

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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have been going to the Ordway for years. They have recently completed a wonderful upgrade. I do not think there are any bad seats in the house. The acoustics are wonderful. My wife appreciates the availability of rest rooms and short lines for them. We have seen the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Christmas Story. In our view, they... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Our most recent visit to the Ordway was to see "A Christmas Story," which was extremely well done. We had seats in the second row of the balcony, which provided an outstanding view - but really, past visits sitting in other parts of the Ordway also provided great views of the stage action. Sound quality of the orchestra is at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We weren't sure at first how A Christmas Story would be pulled off as a musical. It was fantastic. The theatre is beautiful, plenty of restrooms, but they need to have more drink stations. People were giving up waiting in very long lines. I would think they would want to add those as to not lose revenue.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have season tickets to the SPCO at the Ordway. The Ordway is a lovely facility with incredible acoustics. We've been to broadway shows, Choral events, the chamber orchestra and the opera at the Ordway. All have been wonderful. THere really isn't a bad seat in the house with good sight lines from almost all the seats.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just finished seeing the Minnesota Opera production of hansel & Gretel and thuroughly enjoyed the experieince. We sat in the last row of the uppermost balcony and still had great seats; the performers were clearly visable and the sound quality magnificent. I've been here many times to see everything from classical performers to touring Broadway showes and have never been... More 

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