The Ordway’s community programs connect our unique live performances with thousands in the community each year to create high quality arts learning and engagement experiences. Ordway events are so much more than what meets the eye. Every celebration, backstage tour, and community discussion can spread the wonder of live performance, inspire future generations, and strengthen an arts community that is as strong as it is diverse.
Ordway community programs and more
At the Intersection
A series of conversations and events throughout the Ordway season exploring the intersection of performing arts with cultures, communities, professions, and organizations in Minnesota and around the world.
At the Intersection: Lights, Camera, Fashion—Oh My!
At the Intersection: zAmya Theater Project
Saint Paul Public Schools Honors Concert
The Ordway partners with Saint Paul Public Schools and the Minnesota Museum of American Art (The M) to host the Annual Saint Paul Public Schools Honors Concert, Performance Art and Art Exhibition. Honors events provide creative and talented young artists in Saint Paul Public Schools with a professionally produced Concert, Performance, and Visual Art Exhibition experience and is a community celebration of Saint Paul Public Schools students’ knowledge, skills, efforts and commitment to Arts education.
Ordway Inside Out
Ordway Inside Out is an initiative of the Arts Partnership (Minnesota Opera, the Ordway, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Schubert Club) that utilizes digital technology to dramatically increase access to artistic programming in Saint Paul. Presented in coordination with the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance and Saint Paul Parks Conservancy, it provides audiences with the opportunity to experience free performances from all four organizations, streamed onto a giant 23' x 13' video wall in Rice Park.Arts Partnership Website