We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number:
+1 651-282-3000
11:00 - 15:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 101 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
St Paul Chamber Orchestra

Their enjoyment is contagious. The newly renovated concert hall isn't quite the eye candy of the main hall but the musicians love it (great acoustics). So much fun as an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 98: English reviews
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their enjoyment is contagious. The newly renovated concert hall isn't quite the eye candy of the main hall but the musicians love it (great acoustics). So much fun as an audience member to not only listen to the stellar music but to see them delighting in the space and performing with each other.

Thank BShedd
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I have gone to the Ordway Center many times since I was a kid. I have loved it ever since. I have seen operas, plays, musicals, and concerts here. All of them I have felt comfortable, safe, and able to see the whole stage and have had no problems. Each worker and volunteer has been welcoming and courteous even when... More 

Thank srunske
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have come to this theatre for many different shows and events and it is always a good experience. The staff are friendly and helpful and the seating is comfortable, for the most part. I have never had a truly horrible seat, although I would not highly recommend sitting on the second row of the balcony on the sides of... More 

Thank annagillette7
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Love the Ordway and last night's performance of White Christmas was expcetional. This is the third different season I have watched the performance and this year's cast and scenery were the best yet. The theater is easy to navigate though the main area is narrow and can get crowded. I like that the seating is at a good angle so... More 

Thank CKS2travel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great experience! The staff at the Ordway is top notch. Wonderfully helpful and friendly ushers! The facility is beautiful and even the gallery seats offer a nice view of the stage. The performance was festive and well put together. The only Ordway drawback is the need for even MORE women's restrooms. They are well equipped but there is a chance... More 

1 Thank tntharoldson
Minneapolis - South of the River
Level Contributor
130 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is my third time to the Ordway, 100th if I could afford it, and always wonderful performances of all varieties. This one was Stomp...fantastic. I don't know the seating here as well as Orchestra Hall yet the center balcony seats are quite far away. Due to a ticketing error we were research on the main floor near the front.... More 

Thank WilderE
Level Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Watched Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performance of Mozart and Schubert. This is a great venue for classical music. We made it an evening starting with dinner at the Saint Paul Grill. Then a short walk across the park to the Ordway. This is a beautiful theatre with wonderful acoustics. I highly recommend see a concert or show here.

1 Thank prmtnski
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
316 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had never been to the Ordway, but envisioned a lovely restored older theatre like so many cities have. What I encountered was a seemingly new performing arts center that hosts Broadway shows, The Minnesota Opera and other cultural performances. We came to see Paint Your Wagon, an older production, but one whose message is still timely. I remember the... More 

Thank William T
Level Contributor
135 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was a fantastic theater experience. We saw "Paint Your Wagon". At the time I decided to go as it was for family, even though I thought I wouldn't care for the music.. Wow...wonderful production, first class singers, great stage setting. There is also plenty of parking within a couple blocks...parking is often a problem in many of Minneapolis theaters.... More 

Thank don m
Plymouth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We attended the afternoon performance of Paint Your Wagon at the Ordway. Even though we live in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, we do not gonto St.Paul very often for entertainment. We parked in a ramp right next to the theater. Event parking cost $10. It was an easy elevator ride and short walk to the theater. We weren't exactly... More 

Thank CJHanson

Travellers who viewed Ordway Center for the Performing Arts also viewed


Been to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Ordway Center for the Performing Arts staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?