In addition to offering 13 convenient concert venues across the Twin Cities, low ticket prices, and diverse programming, the SPCO continues to strive to bring classical music within reach of more Minnesotans. We aim to make the concert experience enjoyable and accessible for all patrons.
The following information includes services and amenities we offer to our patrons with special needs. Please refer to the venues tab to find information for each specific venue, and please contact the Ticket Office at 651.291.1144 if you have any questions or would like to make special arrangements. The ticket office is open from 12–5pm on Monday–Friday and 11am–3pm on Saturday (September – June).
Parking: Most of our venues have handicapped parking attached to or very near the performance space. Please visit our venues page for more detailed parking information for each venue.
Wheelchair: Wheelchair accessible seating is available at all of our venues. Please visit our venues page to see specific information for each venue. When ordering tickets, please state any special needs so that we can best accommodate your seating preferences.
Listening Devices: Select venues offer infrared listening systems including the Ordway Concert Hall, Capri Theater, Temple Israel and Ted Mann Concert Hall. Please visit the venues page to see if they are offered at your chosen venue or for more information on services for our hearing impaired patrons.
Large Print and Braille Programs: Large print programs are available at all performances upon request and Braille programs are available with one month advance notice from the date of the concert.
Venue Specific Information:
If you have questions or would like more information about a specific venue’s accessibility services, please follow the links below to the pages for each venue:
- Basilica of Saint Mary
- Benson Great Hall
- Capri Theater
- Humboldt High School Auditorium
- Ordway Concert Hall
- Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ
- Shepherd of the Valley
- St. Andrew’s
- Ted Mann Concert Hall
- Temple Israel
- Trinity Lutheran Church
- Wayzata Community Church
- Wooddale Church
Service Animals: Service animals accompanying patrons with disabilities are welcomed in The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s venues. Patrons should inform a representative when purchasing tickets from the ticket office, at 651.291.1144.
Allergies/Chemical Sensitivities: Please be considerate of those who may have allergies or chemical sensitivities. It is recommended that you refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes so as not to distract the patrons sitting around you.
Transportation Accessibility: Most of our venues are accessible by public transportation, whether that is via light rail, bus or Metro Mobility services. To find specific information for your venue please refer to our venues page.
Concert Length and Format: Most concerts have about an hour and a half program, with an intermission between the two halves of the program. We also offer limited Happy Hour and Express Concerts throughout the season that run about 75–minutes long with no intermission, as well Family concerts catered towards our youngest audience members.