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Orpheum Theatre

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The Orpheum Theatre, also known as New Orpheum Theatre and Orpheum Electric Building, is a performing arts center located at 528 S. Pierce Street in Sioux City, Iowa. Built in 1927 as a vaudeville and movie palace, the theatre was restored in 1999 and today is the home of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.

The Orpheum Theatre was re-opened in September, 2001. This historic venue has hosted worldwide talent such as B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Chicago, and Symphony & Broadway performances.

The Orpheum Theatre would like to express their appreciation not only to our donors, but to the Siouxland community for attending our performances and supporting our theatre.


The Sioux City Orpheum was designed by the nationally known Chicago firm of Rapp & Rapp and constructed in 1927 as part of the Orpheum Circuit. The major builder for the theatre was local Sioux City businessman, Arthur Sanford. It was one of the largest theatres in Iowa at its time and was certainly somewhat of a risk financially for Mr. Sanford, with a total construction cost of 1.75 million. This once opulent vaudeville and moving picture house boasted a large 2,650 seat, three story auditorium complete with Wurlitzer pipe organ, half circle boxes, hand carved detailing, gilded ornamentation, several crystal chandeliers and a hand painted ceiling. Throughout the years, the Orpheum was used for symphony performances, ballet and special attractions and hosted entertainers such as Fred Astaire, Tallulah Bankhead, and Katherine Hepburn.

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B.O.Hours:For Ticket Information, please dial the Tyson Events Center Box Office, Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm or Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at 712-279-4850. Or you can call 1-800-745-300 or visit


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