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Downtown St. Paul

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN, 55102, United States
TEL: (651) 224-4222

The glamorous Ordway Center, with its expansive glass façade and dramatically curved interior staircase, is the jewel of St. Paul’s performing arts scene, staging a nonstop schedule of Broadway-style musicals, international music and dance, and educational programs. It houses two theaters: the 1,900-seat opera house and concert hall, and the more intimate 306-seat McKnight Theatre, which has a cabaret-like feel, with small tables just outside. The well-respected Minnesota Opera and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra also call the Ordway home.


Tip: For the city’s best view of Rice Park (and thousands of twinkling white lights in winter), take your pre-show drink in the two-story foyer while gazing out the massive wall of more than 500 insulated glass panels.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Broadway Productions
  • Handicapped Accessible

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