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The Orpheum Theatre

200 North Broadway

The Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kansas built by theatre mogul Carl Hobitzelle, opened on September 4, 1922, and was the first atmospheric theatre in the United States.   We feature the best in world-class entertainment and also serve as a community asset and resource by featuring local music, dance and other entertainment, church performances, lectures, weddings, and much more.  We truly are the center for the performing arts in Wichita.  Come see why, after 90 years, our magic is still going strong!

Vision Statement:

The Orpheum Theatre complex consists of the beautifully restored historic theater, a versatile second stage and reception venue, expanded public space and amenities, each providing superior artist and patron services. Our dynamic programming appeals to a diverse audience base. Our friends and corporate partners underwrite our operations. The Orpheum is indispensable to our community!

Mission Statement:

To serve our community by providing performing arts and educational opportunities in a nationally recognized historic venue.



Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
A very cool, century old Vaudevillian theater with much of it's original equipment and decor. I've been attending shows, concerts, acts and events here since I was a kid. I'm always happy to hear it's so active, I'm always happy to see the acts that love performing there and I'm always happy to come back. Old theaters somehow just add to the experience of a good show. Brian Setzer's live set here years ago was awesome, the old movies they show have a great feel, and last night The Mads brought live entertainment, personal interaction and laughter back through 100 years after it began the very same way. Keep it coming!

Dan Wiens

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Had seats in the balcony for a live stage show. View of the stage was very good. The seats and cushions are in poor condition, and have very little leg room. Two plus hours and I had to keep changing my seating position. The theatre has retained many of the original interior features from when it was built in 1922.

Raven Jackson

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Came here for the first time to see Diana Krall, and the show was amazing! Although the seats got so uncomfortable right when the encore started I desperately wanted to go home. Renovations are needed but the place is lovely and historical I know.

Leah Perry

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
What can I say? The Mads came! What a dream come true! I really really really hope they can come again! So awesome! Thanks to the Mads for coming, and thanks to the Orpheum for bringing them here! I also like the classic film series. Princess Bride was the best! They show something for everyone here. Check it out!

Eugene Alford

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Great place great show bout time we get aplace where big names can pop ☝

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