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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 345 Washington St, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1419
Phone Number: 651 282 3000
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Comfortable Seating, great sound.

This was a fantastic theater experience. We saw "Paint Your Wagon". At the time I decided to go as it was for family, even though I thought I wouldn't care for the music... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
don m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic theater experience. We saw "Paint Your Wagon". At the time I decided to go as it was for family, even though I thought I wouldn't care for the music.. Wow...wonderful production, first class singers, great stage setting. There is also plenty of parking within a couple blocks...parking is often a problem in many of Minneapolis theaters.... More 

Thank don m
Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We attended the afternoon performance of Paint Your Wagon at the Ordway. Even though we live in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, we do not gonto St.Paul very often for entertainment. We parked in a ramp right next to the theater. Event parking cost $10. It was an easy elevator ride and short walk to the theater. We weren't exactly... More 

Thank CJHanson
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We traveled here from Milwaukee, WI to see a particular show. I hadn't been here in over 20 years and was pleased to see this theater really is a big and beautiful as I remembered. It was very easy to get to as we stayed in downtown St. Paul. Even if you're driving into downtown, there are plenty of parking... More 

Thank Jen C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I've been to several productions at the Ordway Music Theater and Concert Hall. space is beautiful, productions are always top notch, staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank JellyBean2464
Lakeville, Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I believe the Ordway Ctr is one of the if not the top locations for the performing arts in the US. Sight lines are great, not a bad seat in the house, acoustics are tremendous - whether it is a play or music. The diversity offered in their programming is marvelous - especially enjoy the "Song Book" series they present... More 

Thank herb5027
St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Try as I might, I could not find a listing for the St Paul Chamber Orchestra so I thought that I would use the Ordway instead. This building has space for all kinds of entertainment; it has a beautifully decorated interior with room for all kinds of musical venues. The space exclusively for the Chamber Orchestra has recently opened and... More 

Thank Kate M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This was my first time to the Ordway, however, a long time theater enthusiast of the Minneapolis Hennepin Theater Trust group (Orpheum, New Century Theater, etc...). Because I always had season tickets to many of the Minneapolis theaters, I had never taken advantage of a viewing at the Ordway. Seeing, "Janis Joplin" there was such a treat! First of all,... More 

Thank jill s
Stillwater, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I just took my students for a performance at the Ordway. We saw SEOP perform there and were absolutely blown away by how organized they were and how smoothly they handled student groups. The theater is lovely and the sound and lighting were great. It is amazing that they offer such amazing performances for so little money and completely pay... More 

Thank Stillh2olocal
St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I just saw "A Chorus Line". I am not sure when they started doing musicals, but they did a great job. Beautiful space for that type of show. The staff was highly professional, and stood at attention when I needed to step out of the theater. Not necessary, but very appreciated. I do wish they offered rush... More 

Thank karajake
St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Experienced A Chorus Line with three generations. The pit orchestra created sounds that were phenomenal. The acoustics were great. We were on the mezzanine level and sight lines were better than I expected. What a great show filled with wonderfully entertaining performances.

Thank Jean G

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