Our staff is ready to connect you with all of the resources you need to make the most of your experience. We continue to be one of the most affordable field trip venues in the region, with virtual performance opportunities, in-person tickets starting at $4, and bus reimbursement for all schools.
Keeping school performances accessible and affordable
- The Ordway PresentsFebruary 22, 2023 • Ordway Concert HallFamily
- The Ordway PresentsMarch 2, 2023 • Ordway Music Theater
- The Ordway PresentsMarch 23, 2023 • Ordway Music TheaterBroadway
From the moment we were greeted at the doorway of the bus to the moment we were seated in the theater, everyone was very friendly. The performance was spectacular!
Reserve school performance tickets
When placing a ticket order, please have the number of people attending, grade level attending, and any known access requests ready.
Individual tickets are not issued; a one-page group confirmation is distributed.
In-person performance seating is assigned in advance based on the size of group, accessible seating requirements, and grade level.
Educators must contact Education Sales, 651.282.3115, at least six weeks prior to the performance regarding any order changes.
If Education Sales is not contacted, the school will be held responsible for the full payment of the order.
Refunds will be given up to six weeks prior to the performance, provided that the Ordway can resell your returned tickets.
Please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled in person performance time.
All performances are subject to change and cancellation. You will be notified of any performance changes.
Bus reimbursement program
The Ordway is committed to access for all schools through our reduced price tickets and our bus reimbursement program. All schools are eligible for the bus reimbursement program.
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS): buses are reimbursed in full, through your district transportation office
Seven-county metro, including Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties: up to $180/bus
Outside seven-county metro: up to $450/bus
School Performance Access Ticket Fund
The School Performance Access Ticket Fund is designed to support arts experiences for all students by making our school performances even more economically viable.
Access tickets are available at 25¢ per person to qualifying schools.
A qualifying school is defined as any school where 70% or more of students receive free and reduced lunch, as defined by the MN Department of Education.
Qualifying schools are limited to 100 access tickets per performance and 250 access tickets per school year. Tickets reserved over these limits are also available for purchase.
School performance resources
The Ordway is committed to making our facility and programs accessible and inclusive to all in our community. The Ordway has an accessible entrance, accessible and family restrooms, provides accessible seating, and service animals are welcome.
To request access services to school performances, please contact Ordway Education at 651.282.3115 or email@example.com
Contact the Ordway Education Team at 651.282.3115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.