The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul Minnesota is a pristine venue for live theatre, art shows, and concerts, as well as educational and family events. The Ordway Center opened in January of 1985 thanks to Sally Ordway’s tenacious pursuit to open an art center in St Paul, MN. Her motto was “Art belongs to all.”
The Ordway is recognized as one of the top non-profit performing arts centers in the United States, and it’s a proud sponsor of the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. The Ordway serves more than 50,000 children and adults through its educational programs annually.
The Ordway Center includes a 1,900 seat multi-purpose venue, an 1,100 seat concert hall, and two rehearsal spaces with a commitment to unite the Twin Cities and St. Paul, Minnesota with artistic expression.
Shows at the Ordway in St. Paul
- Let It Be
Let It Be is a cover band performing over forty of The Beatles iconic greatest hits. This show is on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $27 to $89.
- Mermaid Theatre’s “Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny”
Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny are part of The Ordway’s family series here in St. Paul. Both shows feature puppetry and stunning scenic effects with evocative musical arrangements. Tickets are either $16 or $20 for the show which begins at 2 p.m. on April 14. Don’t forget there is a pre-show “Play and Learn” in the Target Atrium beginning at 1 p.m. which is free for those with tickets to the show.
- Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: The Scared Scriptless Tour.
Scared Scriptless is the live version of the T.V. show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Described as an interactive high-wire act, Colin and Brad take you on a laugh-filled riot fest. You’ll be split in tears guaranteed. Scared Scriptless starts at 7:30 p.m. on April 17. Tickets range from $63 to $84, with a special VIP meet and greet package for $100.
Special Events at the Ordway Theater
- St. Paul, MN Family Arts Blast
The Family Arts Blast has a plethora of creative activities happening all around The Ordway Center. Here you can try an instrument, learn a new dance routine, or get instruction on costume and sound design. There is also storytelling time and a folk music concert on April 17 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and it’s free for all ages.
- The Ordway 2018 Spring Fete’
The Spring Fete’ will transport you from St. Paul Minnesota to a historic Greek Village surrounded by olive trees and peach groves, lush vineyards and gorgeous beaches. At 6 p.m. there are cocktails and appetizers. Then they will feature a live auction and performance vignettes at 7:30 p.m. To finish the night there will be wine and olive oil tasting, as well as dancing, games, and a photo booth. Remember this is a black tie event and ticket donations start at $100.
There is much fun to be had at The Ordway Center in St. Paul, so come on out and see for yourself.
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