(Safely) Experience. Wonder. Together.

We are thrilled to be able to experience live events with you. 

Our highest priority remains the health and wellbeing of all visitors to the Ordway. Following months of preparation and planning for the return of in-person programming, the Arts Partnership has updated its policies to protect against the spread of COVID-19.  

This page will be regularly updated with new safety protocols as they are announced, with guidance from the City of Saint Paul, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Commitment to safety

We are thrilled to be able to experience live events with you. Below are the steps we are taking to ensure we operate in the safest way possible.

New policies go into effect on April 1, 2022

Given the improvement in COVID-19 positivity rates and cases in our community, beginning on April 1 the Arts Partners will no longer require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results in order to attend performances at the Ordway. Masks will also no longer be required, but will be welcomed and encouraged.

These changes will take effect at the Ordway on April 1, 2022, barring a change in the current environment or risk category. The Arts Partners will continue to evaluate the latest guidance from the CDC, MDH, and its medical advisors and will adjust its health and safety policies accordingly.

Now through March 31, we require all guests to present a photo ID with proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination, including booster shot, or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending an event.

Guests are also required to wear non-cloth masks such as N95, KN95, KF94, or surgical masks. All guests and staff are required to wear masks inside the venue, regardless of vaccination status, except while actively eating or drinking in the lobbies only.

Guest responsibility

We ask that guests stay home if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19. Please contact the box office to transfer your tickets to another performance, donate your tickets, or request a refund. You can contact:

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Keeping you informed

We will continue to update this page as we gather new information and will share pertinent updates via email and social media. Please check back as the details and requirements for reopening are subject to change as we work through this uncertain yet exciting time.

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Thank you for your support. We can’t wait to share more experiences with you soon!


If you have any questions, email us.