Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
The last remaining example of palace theatre architecture in Phoenix.
For a true treat while in Arizona plan an evening out at the Orpheum Theatre, the live performance arts center located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
This recently renovated Beaux arts-style theatre was first completed in 1929, a time in which Vaudeville acts and silent movies ruled the entertainment scene. The Orpheum was used for Vaudeville acts as a part of the nationwide Orpheum Circuit, earning the theatre a well-deserved spot on the National Register of Historic Places list.
Orpheum Theatre hosts a wide variety of first-class productions within a vibrant and historic venue, one you can learn all about during a public theatre tour. During a tour, you will see such features as the original organ used during the silent movie era here, as well as intricate architectural details that were meant to make guests feel as if they were in an 'al fresco' Spanish Baroque setting. Learn the history of the theatre, from Vaudeville to Paramount Pictures and Nederlander, then, of course, have a seat and enjoy a world-class show while here.
Orpheum puts on concerts, Broadway musicals, opera, and ballet performances, and special events, it's unique jewel-box setting and acoustics great for many styles of live performances. The Phoenix Opera, Arizona's most exciting opera company, calls the Orpheum home, as does the Phoenix Ballet, Arizona's premier ballet company. Phoenix Opera puts on highly popular works from the late 18th to early 20th centuries, including such popular works as Madame Butterfly, Carmen, The Magic Flute, La Traviata, and many more.