The Orpheum Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts center located in the heart of downtown Wichita. Built in 1922 and designed by architect John Eberson, the Orpheum Theatre is the first atmospheric theatre built in the United States. The historic theatre features world-class entertainment and serves as a resource for national and local music, film, comedy, dance and theatre. Due to its architectural significance, beauty, rich history, and location, the Orpheum is a culturally-filled niche within the Wichita community.

As a nonprofit organization, ticket sales alone do not allow us to operate and program our historic theatre. We rely on community support not only to assist us in paying for labor, artists fees, maintenance and operating costs, but to engage the community with programs that educate and challenge, as well as to entertain the public with a broad array of performing arts events. For information on how to donate to the historic Orpheum Theatre, click here.

Check out our history timeline to learn more about our venue’s history, past events, and restoration projects.

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