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Ordway Center for Performing Arts

345 Washington St, St. Paul, 55102
Administrative Office 651.282.3000
Ticket Prices vary by Performance.
Tickets available online at Ordway website, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office
Limited Concessions Available
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The Ordway  Center for Performing Arts is home to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera and the Schubert Club, as well as hosting traveling shows. It puts on the the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival for families and sometimes offers other family programming.

Attending the Ordway with Children

Other than the family programming, children under the age of six are not usually allowed in the concert hall. But school aged children are welcome at most performances. Not all performances are appropriate for all ages, and parents should use their judgment or call ahead for age recommendations at 651-224-4222.

Preparing for a Family Ordway Visit

Because the Ordway puts on school performances, they often offer Study Guides to go with a performance. I like to use the word, "Activity Book" when I print these out for my kids. They are full of fun activities to extend the performance beyond the show. You and your kids can learn a little more about the artists, the art form, the culture and history. And, because its meant for schools, you can sneak in some vocabulary and age appropriate learning that meats the Minnesota State Arts Standards. These books are more fun if you print them in color, but you can usually cut off a few pages at the end that are meant for school administrators.  If you have enough time or want to keep learning afterwards, these guides offer book lists and suggest websites to visit.

Family Restroom

The family restroom is located on the main floor, to the left of the box office. This is less of any issue since your kids need to be six to to visit, but its good to know for those family programs they sometimes offer.

 

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