Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

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


In accordance with the shelter-in-place order issued by Minnesota Governor Walz on March 25th, our Ticket Office, administrative offices, and the public spaces of our building will remain temporarily closed.

During this time, all guest communications can be directed to As always, we are committed to responding to your individual needs. We ask that you please offer us your patience as we address each inquiry—we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Ticketholders for postponed events were notified directly via email. We are actively working to reschedule all postponed performances.

We’ll continue to share all updates on our website, via email, and on our social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Thank you for bearing with us through these unusual circumstances. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to protect the well-being of the Ordway community in every way we can.

Performance updates

Rescheduled events

We are working diligently to reschedule all postponed events.

Postponed events

  • Danú, March 20
  • Classic Albums Live presents Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River, March 21
  • 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

Ticketholders to these events were notified directly via email. In addition, the following Ordway special events have changed.

  • Broadway at the Ordway 2020-2021 Season Launch Party, March 23. We will announce our new season at a later date.
  • Ordway Spring Fête, April 18. If you were planning to attend this event, you were sent a separate note about the postponement.


    What should I do if I had tickets to one of the events that’s been postponed?

    • Check your email—we have contacted all ticketholders directly via email. If you did not provide us with an email address while purchasing your tickets, we will reach out to you by phone as soon as possible.
    • Decide what you would like to do with your tickets. As a ticketholder to a postponed performance, you may:
      • Hold your tickets. Save your seats at the same price for the rescheduled performance (dates to be determined).
      • Convert your tickets into an Ordway gift certificate to be used for a later performance. Gift certificates do not expire, and may be used on future Ordway presentations.
      • Apply the total of your tickets towards a season subscription. The 2020-2021 Broadway at the Ordway season and the 2020-2021 Classic Albums Live season will be announced soon.
      • Donate the value of your tickets as a contribution to the Ordway. The Ordway is a nonprofit, and you will receive a tax receipt.
      • Receive a full refund.

    Will any additional shows be postponed or cancelled?

    • At this time, all shows and events scheduled at the Ordway after April 19 are performing as planned.
    • Any program changes will be communicated via the Ordway website, email, and our social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

    What precautions are you taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

    • We are temporarily closing our Ticket Office, administrative offices, and the public spaces of our building.
    • We are postponing all Ordway-presented events through April 19.
    • We have comprehensive cleaning guidelines at our theater, and much of what we can do to prevent the spread of disease is part of our standard protocol, including sanitizing all surfaces frequently.
    • We are increasing the frequency of disinfecting common areas and will be placing additional alcohol-based sanitizers in our lobbies.
    • We encourage the practice of frequent and thorough hand washing in addition to frequent sanitizing of surfaces at work, home, and in vehicles.
    • We encourage those who are feeling ill to stay home.

    How can I support the Ordway right now?

    The arts are often a source of comfort when the world feels uncertain and overwhelming. If you find yourself in a position to support the Ordway, there’s a lot you can do to sustain us through these uncertain times. You might consider:

    Your support means that when the Ordway is able to once again welcome you to a performance or activity, we will be able to do so with the warmth, comfort, and safety you have come to expect.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

    Thank you in advance for your patience as we respond to each inquiry. We value your engagement with us, and appreciate your understanding as we work to protect the well-being of the Ordway community in every way we can.