Frequently asked questions
From first-timers to life-long subscribers, we want every guest to experience the very best that the Ordway has to offer at every performance. Below are answers to the most common questions we receive from guests.
If you don't see your question listed, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Call 651.224.4222 Available Monday–Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
The Ticket Office will be open for ticket pick-up (will call) 60 minutes prior to the start of each performance.
We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event in order to pick up your tickets, visit our lobby bar or restroom, and find your seat. Our lobbies open 60 minutes prior to a performance.
Latecomers, patrons who leave the auditorium during a performance, and late returnees at intermission will be seated according to the wishes of the artists and at the discretion of the management. We will ask you to wait in the lobby with an usher until an appropriate break in the performance.
Lost tickets may be replaced free of charge in person or by calling the Ticket Office at 651.224.4222. Please be prepared to show a photo ID when picking up your tickets.Ticketing terms & conditions
Tickets may be scanned from your phone, unless otherwise noted on your ticket or pre-show email.
Coat Check is available for most performances. Items that can be checked include coats, hats, umbrellas, backpacks, and luggage and food items.
Some people enjoy dressing up for a night out at the Ordway. Others feel more comfortable in a nice pair of jeans. Feel free to make the clothing choice that will let you enjoy the performance to the fullest.
All ticket sales are final with no refunds or price adjustments. Full details on our ticket policies can be found on our Terms & Conditions webpage.Ticketing Terms & Conditions
Both emailed, digital tickets and mailed, paper tickets will arrive within 48 hours of your event’s start time. Tickets for subscription packages will be delivered one production at a time.
A ticket delivery closer to the performance date reduces the number of misplaced or lost tickets and helps lessen the impact of third-party sellers.Ticketing terms & conditions
In-person ticket sales are only available at the Ticket Office one hour prior to performances. Ticket sales are also available online at any time, and by phone during listed Ticket Office hours.Ticketing terms & conditions
The Ordway is the only authorized ticketing agent for Ordway-presented events. To ensure the best prices and the best customer service experience, we urge you to only purchase from the Ordway directly. If you buy from a third-party vendor, we cannot guarantee the validity of the ticket and you risk being denied admission, refunds, and/or exchanges if your tickets are found to be fraudulent.
To confirm you are buying your tickets from the Ordway, check that you are purchasing your tickets from either Ordway.org or BoxOffice.Ordway.org, or call our ticket office at 651.224.4222.Ticketing terms & conditions
Children over the age of six are allowed at most performances. Some performances are appropriate for younger children, while others are not recommended. Please call the Ticket Office at 651.224.4222 for age recommendations. All children must have a ticket.
Children of all ages are allowed admission and encouraged to attend the Flint Hills Family Festival performances. A ticket is required for everyone attending a ticketed event. Outdoor performances are free for all.Ticketing terms & conditions
In the building
There are accessible and family restrooms next to coat check on the south side of the main lobby.
Accessible and family restrooms are also located on the lower level of the Concert Hall.
There is a mother’s room located near the women’s restroom on the lower level of the Concert Hall.
During a performance, please ask an usher if a lost item has been turned in to lost and found.
After a performance, please call 651.282.3070 about lost items that may have been turned in after the event. Items not retrieved within 30 days may be disposed of by the Ordway.
We give tours to groups upon request. If you are interested, please contact 651.282.3000 for more information. Please note that back stage areas are not always accessible for tours.
Venue seating charts
Ordway Music Theater Seating Chart
Ordway Concert Hall Seating Chart
Food & beverages
Beverages may be purchased and enjoyed inside the theaters. Food and snacks are not allowed inside the theater.
You can save time and avoid the concession line by pre-purchasing drinks and snacks at any open bar before the performance to have your order waiting for you at intermission.
Photos & video
Cameras, recorders, phones, tablets, laser pointers, etc. are prohibited inside the theaters, unless specified otherwise. Please turn off all electronic devices for the duration of the performance. Please have all mobile devices and pagers turned to the silent mode.
Please don’t text, tweet, post, or snap during the performance. But by all means, tell the world how awesome it was afterward.
Ordway gift certificates make the perfect gift and are available in any amount. Gift certificates may be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office at 651.224.4222 (Monday–Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM).Buy Gift Certificates
Ordway gift certificates are valid for any Ordway-presented performances, and are non-refundable. Not valid for the Schubert Club, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, or the Minnesota Opera. Redemption restrictions may apply. Full details on our Terms & Conditions webpage.Ticketing terms & conditions