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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: 651 282 3000
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Ranked #11 of 124 things to do in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
73 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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210 reviews 210 reviews
36 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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153 reviews 153 reviews
63 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great sight lines and interesting shows. We love this place. Helpful staff and easy parking close by. Lots of variety in their programs.

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St. Paul, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The programs are as good as any I've seen on Broadway. The theater itself is beautiful -- a fun place to arrive early for a production, and sip a drink in the lovely seating areas, many with views of St. Paul.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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St Paul, MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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