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The Ordway reveals plans for first indoor shows in 18 months

Some enhanced health and safety measures will be in place.

St. Paul's famed Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will reopen its doors for performances this fall.

The Arts Partnership announced the theater's reopening plans Thursday, with the regular performers – Minnesota Opera, Ordway, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Schubert Club – all expected to resume indoor performances in September.

At that time, the Ordway will have been shuttered for 18 months, which is "the longest that Ordway stages have been dark in our 36-year history," interim president and CEO Christine Sagstetter said in the announcement. It began cancelling shows March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arts Partnership said the venue upgraded its air filtration system, increasing air flow and bringing more outside air into the theater. They've also enhanced cleaning practices throughout the building.

Until the official reopening, the Ordway will continue hosting virtual shows and outdoor performances on its loading dock.

Said Sagstetter: "Our organizations are thrilled to soon welcome returning and new guests alike to create special memories at the Ordway once again."

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