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Wichita - 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.


Angela Curtis

Monday, April 30, 2018
Great looking theatre. Good space in general good sound quality. The balcony has tiny seats way too close together. If you are tall/long legged/have a big butt you are going to be uncomfortable even with an aisle seat.

Shelly Gunderson

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
We saw Weird AL there. Good venue. The seats are a bit tight though. You can see well from anywhere. Pretty good sound.


Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Very nice old theatre slowly being refurbished as the budget allows. Local performaners and traveling shows both use this facility. Bathrooms upstairs are stunning and modern. Dressing rooms downstairs are spacious and well lit, be aware of very steep stairs to stage area though (watch your step). Seats downstairs recline slightly and have leg room. Seats upstairs are very tight knee to back and again stairs are steep getting to you seat. If you a bigger person you may want to avoid the balcony seating for comfort reasons. Street parking available with meters, a small lot is behind the theater but it fills fast.

Alexis Smith

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The Theatre over all was pretty nice. I liked the design. I sat in the balcony for my show and was very disappointed by the seats. I am a petite 5'1 woman and my legs were very cramped. There is no leg room. I would not recommend sitting in the balcony.

Jan Bush

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Laughed out load at Gridiron! The theater was the perfect venue. Good acoustics and historical charm.

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