Built as a vaudeville house, The Orpheum Theatre hosted many early stars of stage and screen, including Jack Benny, George Burns, Houdini, Al Jolson, Edgar Bergen, Fanny Brice and Blackstone the Magician. It was the finest in construction, acoustics and accommodations. Today, the Orpheum continues to reflect its former glory, bringing to the stage a diverse blend of the finest entertainment from renowned speakers, comedians, and musicians, to touring shows, films, children’s productions, and much more. The theatre is also home to many local performing arts and non-profit organizations that bring music, movies, dance and theatre to the stage.
Would you like to rent the Orpheum for a one-of-a-kind, memorable event? The Orpheum Theatre has been the site of many gorgeous weddings, wedding receptions, private parties, fundraisers, group movie nights, and of course theatrical performances! The Orpheum Theatre staff can help you tailor your event to ensure it's the best and most successful event possible.
950 seat historic theatre in three seating levels, featuring dressing rooms, concession stand, ticket counter and more. Projector, video tape and DVD players available, as well as lights and sound.
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Beautifully restored in the mid '80's, Galesburg's Jewel (The Orpheum Theatre) boasts marble, plaster frieze, crystal and gleaming brass.
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Supported Layouts and Capacities
The Kensington is adjacent to the Orpheum Theatre. It is a supported living facility for the elderly. Their ballroom as well as their garden room are available for rent with catering an option.