Ordway-Presented Events Postponed in Response to Governor’s Recommendation to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Ordway 3/16/20

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota (March 13, 2020) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will postpone all Ordway-presented events through April 19, 2020. The decision was made following Governor Tim Walz’s recommendation to cancel all events that would bring groups of 250 or more together in a shared space.

“We know the Ordway’s decision has a great impact on the arts community, our staff, our audiences, the artists we work with, and the broader Saint Paul community,” said Jamie Grant, Ordway President and CEO. “However, while this may be disappointing news for many of us, the health, safety and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance during this uncertain time.”

The Ordway remains committed to the health and safety of our guests, artists, and staff and will continue to closely monitor updates about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from health organizations, local and state governments, and the performing arts community.

The following performances will be postponed:

  • Danú, March 20
  • Classic Albums Live presents Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River, March 21
  • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, March 22
  • The Color Purple, March 31-April 5
  • Sting starring in The Last Ship, April 8-19
  • Nooky Jones: Soul of the Twin Cities, April 10

In addition, the following Ordway special events will change. Further communication about the schedule updates will be forthcoming.

  • Broadway at the Ordway 2020-2021 Season Launch Party, March 23. The Ordway will still announce its new season, but the in-person event will be canceled.
  • The Ordway Spring Fête, previously scheduled for April 18, will be postponed. Those planning to attend this event will receive a separate notification.

Ordway ticketholders have four options to consider during this peacetime emergency declaration: hold their tickets for the rescheduled event, convert tickets to a gift certificate, apply the total of the tickets purchased towards a season subscription, donate tickets, or receive a full refund.

As a nonprofit, the Ordway relies on the support of ticket buyers and donors. Donated funds go a long way to sustain the Ordway.

Guests may contact the Ticket Office directly but it should be noted that the Ticket Office is experiencing higher than average call volume. The Ticket Office is available by email at weborders@ordway.org.

12 responses to “Ordway-Presented Events Postponed in Response to Governor’s Recommendation to Slow Spread of COVID-19

  1. Thanks for the info post.
    Will you be notifying when performances will be re scheduled or refunded. Thanks

  2. Dear Ordway,
    I purchased two tickets for “The Last Ship” for April 9, 2;00pm. I realize it has been cancelled. What is the procedure for refund or rebooking?
    Thank you,
    Ticket # 666472
    Charged to Amex: $254

  3. Hello! My Mom, Renate Courtright, purchased tickets for the April 4th show to the Color Purple at 2:00 pm. She would like to hold her tickets for the rescheduled show.

    Please let me know if there is any other information you may need.

    Thank you,
    Jennifer Courtright (Renate’s daughter)

  4. We have two tickets for the Aril 16 performance of the Last Ship. We would like to hold onto the tickets for a rescheduled performance. Please let us know if and when that might happen.

  5. Hello Teresa,

    Ordway is currently working with the tour in hopes of rescheduling in 2021. As you can imagine, there are many moving parts to make new dates a reality. We will do our best to keep all ticket holders informed of progress as it happens.

    Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times.

  6. Hello Jennifer.

    Thank you for reaching out.

    Ordway will contact ticket holders via email regarding rescheduled shows as they happen. Tell your mom thank you for holding onto her tickets and our box office will be reaching out as soon as we have new information.

    All the best.


  7. Hello James.

    Ordway has not cancelled performances for “The Last Ship” as we are in the process of trying to reschedule.

    If you would like to contact the box office regarding your tickets, they can currently be reached at weborders@ordway.org

    Thank you James.


  8. Hello Elizabeth.

    We are contacting ticket holders directly via email as shows are cancelled or rescheduled.

    Thank you for your patience and please feel free to reach out to the boxoffice directly should you have any further questions. They can be reached at weborders@ordway.org.

    All the best.


  9. I’d like to request a refund for my two tickets to the April 2, 2020 performance of The Color Purple and my two tickets to the April 18, 2020 performance of The Last Ship. I am not in a financial position to donate the cost of those four tickets at this time. I waited until I read the announcement for the 2020-2021 season before making my decision. When can I receive my refund?

    Thank you,
    Neil Badders

  10. I realize that performances have been postponed for now. However, are there any local productions/musical productions on the horizon that will be calling for auditions?

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