Orpheum Theatre

Web  http://madisonorpheum.com/

(608) 250-2600

Hours Box Office opens at 12 p.m. on show days

216 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Purchasing Tickets
Tuesday-Saturday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Comedy Club on State Street.
Can also be purchased on their website or http://www.livenation.com/.

The Orpheum Theater is a live performance and musical theater on State Street, one block from the State Capitol building.

Built in 1926 by Rapp and Rapp, the Limestone, Art Deco exterior and French Renaissance interior made the building a Madison icon, with the Orpheum sign towering over State Street. Partially financed by dentist William Beecroft, also known as “Mr. Theater,” The Orpheum cost $750,000 to build and originally featured vaudeville shows and a movie theater. The Orpheum Theater was the first building in Wisconsin to have air conditioning.

In 2013 Gus Paras bought the building and is in the process of restoring the Orpheum Theater to it’s former glory. He will continue to feature live music performances and add comedy shows, weddings and corporate events.

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Owner:Geoff M.Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2009-04-22 18:00 CSTUpdated:2016-09-30 12:22 CST
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