We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 282 3000
Website
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #11 of 63 Attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    38
    7
    3
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a wonderful venue! We have been visiting the beautiful Ordway Theatre for years, enjoying season tickets to a number of performances. We most recently saw "Evita" and were mesmerized by this outstanding production. The "Broadway Songbook" series is another of our favorites -- with a spotlight on specific composers, viewers are treated to performances which are both informative and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Paul, MN
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Always enjoy any performance I attend at this theater. My last experience was the Broadway Show song review; and I was thoroughly entertained

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been to the Ordway a number of times for various types of productions. The most recent was a fantastic concert. I felt the seats & acoustics were great & was not disappointed. Had no trouble finding parking close to the theater. Always enjoy the Ordway.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minnesota
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have sat in many different parts of the Ordway, and the only section to which I would not return would be the box seat area set at a right angle to the stage. It's fun to be close to the action, but annoying to have to turn your head to see it. Sunday's matinee performance of "Evita," was a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Richmond, Wisconsin
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I recently attended Evita here and was disappointed we were not able to make out the faces of the cast. We also had a difficult time hearing some of the performance. I was in the back row of the mezzanine and while I didn't pay for the great seats I did expect to hear the performance if not be able... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minnesota
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I go to the Ordway a lot. In the last year, we have gone to the symphony, to the Wizard of Oz (AMAZING), to Bring It On, and to a Grease Sing a Long. I find the Ordway to be charming. And most of the seats are quite good. They have boosters for kids. My warning with regards to seats... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Paul, MN
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Took wifey to see Evita at the Ordway for her birthday and had a good time. The facility was superb for a musical and our seats were close to the stage and quite comfortable. The cast did a nice job of performing but probably a bit less than would be found on Broadway. Ushers were accommodating and vey helpful which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Midwest
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I'm new to the Twin Cities area, so I was looking forward to my first visit to the Ordway in downtown St. Paul. The facility itself was great. I'd definitely see a different show there. I sat in Row P on the Orchestra section, and felt very close with the performance going on. That was pretty cool. People were very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ordway Center for the Performing Arts also viewed

 

Been to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing