Experience. Wonder. Together.

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has now reopened for performances. September marked the first in-person indoor shows at the Ordway in more than 18 months.

The Arts Partnership—the four highly acclaimed organizations that perform regularly at the the Ordway venue, including Minnesota Opera, the Ordway, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Schubert Club—prioritizes health and safety in its operations, following the latest public safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Minnesota Department of Health and local requirements from the City of Saint Paul. In preparation for welcoming audiences back into the building as safely as possible, the Ordway has upgraded its air filtration system to increase air flow and bring in more outside air and has installed high-efficiency MERV 13 air filters. It has also implemented enhanced cleaning practices throughout the building.

Events & Tickets

Commitment to safety

We are thrilled to be able to experience live events with you. The health and safety of our staff, guests, and artists is our top priority, and we are following public safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Below are the steps we are taking to ensure we operate in the safest way possible.

COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results as well as masks required to attend performances.

In light of the highly transmissible Delta variant and increasing case numbers in Minnesota, we require all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending an event. All guests and staff will be required to wear masks inside the venue, except while 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:

Upcoming events

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!


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