The Creighton Theater opened in 1895 with the play, The Masqueraders. The Creighton Theater was sold in 1898 to the Orpheum Vaudeville Circuit and ultimately became the Orpheum Theatre in 1906. In 1927, the original Orpheum was replaced with a new and larger building that cost two million dollars. This is the building in use today. The Orpheum remained popular for the next 20 years, but by 1971 it had closed. In 1972, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben purchased the Orpheum and renovated it to be used by the Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha and Ballet Omaha. For the Orpheum's 90th anniversary in 2017, the building was refurbished and improved. The entire Orpheum Theatre is grandly imagined, with the Slosburg Hall proscenium theater being a fine example of glamorous French Renaissance and the lobby ticket booth featuring gold elements, three original Czech crystal chandeliers and scrolled ironwork. Modern shows at the Orpheum have included School of Rock, The Wizard of Oz and The Temptations. Get your Orpheum Theatre tickets for a unique show at StubHub today.
What is the Orpheum seating capacity?
The Orpheum Theatre seating can accommodate 2,600 people.
Is there convenient lodging close to the Orpheum Theatre?
There are many hotels that are within walking distance of the Orpheum Theatre. Magnolia Hotel Omaha and the Hotel Deco are two highly rated hotels close to the Orpheum Theatre.
Is the Orpheum Theatre accessible by public transportation?
Yes, there are numerous public buses that go directly by the Orpheum Theatre.
Is there on-site parking near the Orpheum Theatre?
There is parking in the OPPD Energy Plaza garage, and the Skylink will take visitors directly to the theater's balcony level. There is lot parking at 15th and Howard and metered parking on the streets Monday through Friday (Saturday and Sunday street parking is free).
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings at the Orpheum Theatre?
You'll find the typical popcorn, candy and drinks available at the concession stand, with Pepsi products for the beverage choices. Most events support a full-service bar, and pizza is served on movie nights.
Are there other entertainment options near the Orpheum Theatre?
There is a wide variety of things to do near the Orpheum. You can stroll along the cobblestone streets in the Old Market, enjoying the unique shops and farmer's market. If you prefer, try your hand at ax throwing at the Flying Timber Axe Throwing center. Quench your thirst with a cool brew at the Brickway Brewery & Distillery before the show.
Is the Orpheum Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The venue is ADA compliant and accessible in most areas. Requests for accessible accommodations should be made when buying tickets to Orpheum Theatre events. There are accessible seating arrangements throughout the hall and restrooms. The backstage areas, including the entries, restrooms and dressing rooms, are fully accessible. Hearing devices are available for checkout, and Audio Description is available if requested at least two weeks in advance and includes a descriptive preshow 20 minutes before the show. Handicapped parking is present at the OPPD Plaza with easy egress to the balcony level of the theater offered by the Skylink.Back to Top
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