Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“A place for lots of music – no, lots of everything!  And for everybody!”
– Sally Ordway Irvine

The Ordway’s mission is to be a community magnet that attracts artists and audiences, creating unforgettable shared experiences.

Since Sally’s founding vision our community has grown and evolved, and so too has the Ordway’s concept of what a Performing Arts Center can, and should, do to ensure equal access, representation, and participation in both our programs and our decision-making processes.

To that end, the Ordway’s goal is to reflect the communities we serve on our stages, in our audiences, and in our breakrooms and boardrooms. Our vision: Every community engaged. Every story told.

We are also deeply committed to addressing barriers to participation that can restrict access to the performing arts for schoolchildren, adults, and organizations.

And we work proactively to ensure that everyone can take part in and shape our programs – both in the community and at the Ordway – as well as participate in our workforce and activities.

Please join us!