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The Ordway’s unique spaces provide a wide range of event venue options. Surround yourself with stunning architecture, vibrant views of Rice Park and downtown Saint Paul, and a lively atmosphere that will provide your guests with a one-of-a-kind experience that they won’t forget.


For support renting the Concert Hall

Knight Foundation Cultural Opportunity Fund

The Knight Foundation Cultural Opportunity Fund provides artists and organizations the opportunity to receive a partial or full subsidy towards renting the Ordway’s Concert Hall.

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Music Theater

The Ordway Music Theater seats 1,900 guests and includes two large rehearsal halls, magnificent lobbies on each floor, and the Target Atrium- a spacious, two story lobby encircled by a glass facade which overlooks Rice Park and downtown Saint Paul.

Capacity: 1,910 Seats

4 seating sections and 52 standing room locations

Orchestra: (1st level) 709 seats Mezzanine: (Extension of the Orchestra level) 578 seats Balcony: (3rd level) 349 seats Gallery: (4th level) 274 seats

Features

  • Adjustable proscenium stage

  • Full fly loft

  • Multi-configuration orchestra pit

  • An optional thrust

  • Architectural orchestra shell

  • Complete lighting and sound packages


Concert Hall

The Ordway Concert Hall is a state-of-the-art performance and recording venue that was brought to life by the Ordway’s principal resident organizations: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and The Schubert Club.

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Capacity : 1,085 Seats

4 seating sections

Main Floor: (1st level) 535 seats 1st Tier: (2nd level) 173 seats 1st Tier Choir Loft: (2nd level behind stage) 118 seats 2nd Tier: (3rd level) 259 seats

Features

  • “Shoebox” style concert hall where there is no separation between the performance platform and the audience

  • Acoustic dampening curtains can be drawn to enhance percussive or amplified programming

  • Reverberation time has been designed to showcase small ensembles

  • 1,100 glass fiber reinforced gypsum (GFRG) acoustic panels line the walls

  • Performance platform measures 48′ wide x 32′ deep and is a sprung wooden mahogany floor


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The Target Atrium

Venue Capacity

For social events: 250 For seated banquets: 150 For seated lectures: 125 For seated panels and formal events: 60

Venue Features

  • Spectacular views of Rice Park and Downtown Saint Paul


Orchestra Lobby

Venue Capacity

Perfect for social gatherings up to: 100 people

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The Drake Room

Capacity

For social events: 150 For seated banquets: 110 For seated lectures: 130

Features

  • Room dimensions: 56′ x 48′

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US Bank Rehearsal Room

Capacity

For social events: 40 For seated banquets: 24 For seated lectures: 30

Features

  • Room dimensions: 36′ x 21′

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