The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts opened in January 1985 with a 1,900 seat Music Theater and the 300-seat McKnight Theater. The smaller theater was replaced with a new 900 seat Concert Hall in 2015.
The Ordway is home to the Arts Partnership: Minnesota Opera, Ordway, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Schubert Club and leads the country in modeling how organizations can come together to work together in a common home for a common good.
Meet at the stage door (5th Street) of the Ordway- (right side and half a block up from the front of the Ordway)
Parking: The easiest parking is at the Saint Paul Hotel parking lot (enters on Market Street) or at meters on the street.
The tour will be about an hour and includes both the Concert Hall and the Music Theater as well as their backstage areas.
At the conclusion of the tour there will be a drawing for two tickets to the summer smash hit "Mama Mia"!
This is an early and short tour. You might want to make a lunch reservation while you are downtown.
SPANRC has not toured the Ordway in more than 10 years and therefore we have not had the opportunity to see the amazing (and acoustically perfect) Concert Hall with its choir loft, nor hear the story of the Ordway’s programs for young people that annually engage over 62,000 schoolchildren.