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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 282 3000
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Ranked #8 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A great place to see a performance. There is not really any bad seats in the house.The prices are reasonable for the type of shows that they put on.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Beautiful concert hall with outstanding acoustics. Top notch artists play and sing with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Ordway is sort of old an fashioned venue with outstanding acoustics and a cuddly feeling inside. It lies in a very European setting next to Rice Park, a renovated gangster era federal courthouse, some very grand hotels and a few streets full of restaurants and night clubs. Go in the evening for better parking but watch out for NHL... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Always fun to go to the Ordway and have dinner at the Meritage. There are no bad seats at the theater that we have had over the years. Porgy was not quite what we expected and a little hard to follow. My fault, I should have read the theme before, but Ann is a Gershwin fan so she explained a... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have had season tickets for 20 years. All performances have been top notch. It is worth the investment for an enjoyable time.

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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165 reviews 165 reviews
106 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Randomly walked into the Ordway while looking at ice sculptures during the Winter Carnival. Happened to be the regional try-outs for the Met Opera. Was able to listen to them free of charge. Acoustics were very good. Looking up I was reminded of what a performance hall would look like in Europe. The staff was accommodating and helpful.

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Friends and I saw Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform at the Ordway this past weekend. It was my first time at this theatre. We found the theatre's website extremely helpful with respect to parking and restaurants (we ate at Great Waters, which was loud and crowded...Meritage, Pazzaluna, and Kincaids are on our list for next time), and the theatre itself very... More

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Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We brought our 4 year daughter ( dressed as Dorothy) to the Ordway. We were very pleased with the overall experience. Seats were comfortable and you can't find a bad one in the whole building. They had many opportunities for pictures outside the theatre. Two months later and my daughter is still dressing up and singing everyday.

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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210 reviews 210 reviews
56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have been to concerts and plays here, always super performances and excellent actors. The acoustics are very, very good. The building is very artistically designed and easy access to all areas. Recently attended Verdi's Opera Macbeth. Awesome staging and visuals, excellent acting and voices. I will always recommend performances here.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A wonderful play for the whole family to see. Excellent dramatic effects and performances. Costuming was amazing.

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