At Main and Beale, what started as a vaudeville palace has become much more than that – a landmark performing arts campus and a promise for the next generation.
The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis is a historic 2,308-seat venue located downtown, on the corner of Main and Beale Streets. This fantastically opulent theatre has been entertaining the town since 1928, though the venue was first constructed in 1890. It has become quite a staple in Mid-South entertainment, hosting big-name Broadway productions, musical acts, opera, comedy, and ballet performances.
During your visit to the Orpheum your group can, of course, see a show, with examples of things you may see including performances like Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen, Beethoven Orchestra, Dinner on Stage, Penn and Teller, and Peppa Pig Live (current 2019 fall shows).
We highly suggest you take a tour of the historic Orpheum while here, and perhaps also it's sister venue, the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education. Explore the gorgeous and historic art deco rooms of the Orpheum as the docents tell you its fascinating history. You will learn how it was saved from demolition in the 1970s, see gorgeous backstage murals, and learn about Mary, the resident Orpheum ghost. Afterward, you can see the 39,000 square foot educational venue mentioned before, the Halloran.
There are several different field trip options and workshops, such as the popular Performing Arts workshops!
*Be sure to check out the Sidewalk of Stars outside the theatre before you go, with big names like Steve Martin, Robert Goulet, Louis Armstrong, Chicago, and many more displayed!
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