Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI – Official Website
Official Page of The Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI
The Orpheum Theater
216 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING SHOWS!
- For Ticketing Questions please call Madison Ticket Agency at 608-267-3995.
- For all other inquiries, please email The Orpheum here.
- Orpheum box office open at 12pm Noon on show days. Call 608-467-9446.
- Our Official Facebook page is here.
- Our Official Ticketmaster page is here.
- To RSVP and Invite your friends go here.
This is the official website for The Orpheum Theater, while it is under the management of Frank Productions. There are several unofficial pages out there, and some are actually fronts for hyper-inflated ticket-scalping operations (here and here, for example). Tickets for all shows at “The Orph” are available at the official Ticketmaster page.
Handbags will be permitted. Large bags, duffle bags and back packs are not allowed and deemed appropriate for admission by Security.
Small personal cameras are OK. Professional cameras and cameras with detachable lenses are not permitted.
The Orpheum Theatre does not provide an area to check coats or any other personal belongings. We are not responsible for any property that is lost, stolen or damaged. Please do not ask bartenders, security or other staff to hold your personal items.
Door Opening Times
Doors for events at the Orpheum Theatre open one 1.5 hours prior to event start time.
Lost and Found
Call 608-284-5460 or email The Orpheum here.
Tickets can be purchased at B-Side Records on State Street, The Orpheum Theater Box office or The Alliant Energy Center Coliseum Box office without a service fee.
General Admission seats – no assigned seating. There are seats available in the balcony and on the main floor and standing room available on the main floor. Everything is first come – first served.
Most shows are all ages. Please check the specific event page for age restrictions.
There is an ATM next door (Associate Bank)
We do not serve food. We have a full bar and numerous portable bars set up inside the venue with adult beverages, soda and water.
The Orpheum Theater is the most intact and finest remaining example of a vaudeville and movie theater in Madison. It was one of the two grand movie palaces built in downtown Madison during the heyday of motion picture entertainment, the period of opulent theaters in which one movie mogul remarked “we sell tickets to theaters, not movies.” Financed in part by dentist William Beecroft, also known locally as “Mr. Theater,” it cost a whopping $750,000 to construct. Along with the Capitol Theater across the street, it was the venue for big name orchestras and stage stars, in addition to first run movies. Its French Renaissance interior made it one of the most beautiful public spaces in the city. The limestone exterior was built in the very fashionable Art Deco style, and the towering “Orpheum” sign is a visual landmark in downtown Madison.
From The Capitol Times
The iconic Orpheum Theatre, which came under foreclosure last month, is set to open around the first of the year under the management of Frank Productions.
Fred Frank, president of Frank Productions, says he struck a deal with the court-appointed reveiver of the Orpheum, Rebecca DeMarb, to run the venue until it goes up for a sheriff’s sale, which could take eight to 12 months.
“Basically we’re going to manage it and put on shows there and have a liquor license and keep the lights on,” he says.
The liquor license will go before the city Alcohol License and Review Committee on Nov. 28, he says, which should put the theater on track to open around Jan. 1.
Frank says he’s contracting with Texas-based C3 Presents, which counts Lollapalooza in Chicago and Austin City Limits Music Festival as its productions, to run the operations of the venue.
Continue this article here.
Read more about Frank Productions and the Orpheum Theater at the links below.
- The Cap Times
- 77 Square
- Isthmus| The Daily Page
- Channel 3000
- WKOW with Video
- FOX 47 with Video
- Badger Herald
- Daily Cardinal