Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

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345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

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.

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