Attending a Live at the Loading Dock event


All event attendees must reserve their seats in advance of the event. Reservations are limited to 4 guests per household. In accordance with Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, total attendance is capped at 70 seats. No physical tickets will be issued for this event. Please check in upon arrival at the Ordway Travelers Artist Entrance (Stage Door) off of 5th Street.

Inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather, we will keep you up to date via the email address you provided in your RSVP, as well as on this page.

Health and safety protocols

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is deeply invested in maintaining the safety of our guests, artists, and staff. The following protocols have been put in place for your safety. If you have any questions about the below, please contact Ordway Director of Guest Services Tammie Weinfurtner at

Self-screening and contact tracing

You will be sent a one-minute symptom screening one day before the event. Please review this screening before you leave home. If you are symptomatic, have a symptomatic individual in your household, or have been exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19, please stay safe at home.

The contact information you have submitted in your reservation will be used for contact tracing in the event of a case of COVID-19.

Social distancing

At this time, the Ordway is limiting internal facility access to promote social distancing. Restrooms will be available backstage upon request.

Seating capacity in the loading dock has been reduced to provide a minimum of 6 feet of space between guest groups to allow for proper social distancing.

We ask that all guests follow Minnesota Department of Health guidelines and maintain six feet of distance from other patrons through their visit.

Personal protective equipment

To protect yourself and others, and in accordance with municipality guidelines, everyone is required to wear a face covering which fully covers the nose and mouth. Face coverings may be removed only when seated in your assigned seats if needed for consuming food and beverage. If you do not have a face covering upon arrival, a face covering will be provided to you at check-in.

Hand hygiene

Guests are encouraged to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently, but especially prior to consuming food or beverage, and after using the restroom, sneezing, touching their face, blowing their nose or coughing into a tissue, eating, or drinking.

Ordway staff and artist COVID-19 protocols

All Ordway artists and staff are required to comply with our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, including daily health screenings, proper use of face coverings, frequent handwashing or sanitization, social distancing, practicing proper respiratory etiquette, and frequent cleaning and sanitizing of our work facilities. Employees of the Ordway do not attend work unless they are symptom free, and accommodations are in place for all employees should they need to stay home.

COVID-19 warning

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Visit the CDC website for a complete list of people who should take extra precautions. By attending this event you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Help keep each other healthy.