The Orpheum Theatre would be honored to receive your support!
Supporters like you keep the arts alive in Galesburg and our historic vaudeville theatre beautiful and available to everyone. Without you, we would not be able to maintain the integrity and beauty of this facility nor continue to offer quality entertainment including:
* The Orpheum Theatre Presents – Bringing national and international touring artists to our community.
* The Youth Entertainment Series – A program focusing on teaching core curriculum through the arts with no cost of admission to area schools. All shows come with an educational packet available to all teachers.
* Throwback Thursdays – A free summer movie series offering classic movies.
The Orpheum Theatre also provides a venue for our talented local organizations including The Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Performing Arts Academy of Galesburg, Choral Dynamics, Dancers’ Studio, Knox County Fair Queen Pageant, and many more!
You already know about these fine programs and organizations though, because you support our theatre through more than a donation; you also support our theatre by attending performances. In 2018, The Orpheum Theatre saw nearly 30,000 people (not including the numerous events happening in December).
Since 2016, you have helped us to reach many goals:
* Overall attendance increased
* Capital improvements continued with funds raised during our Centennial Capital Campaign. These improvements included remodeling our dressing rooms, tuck pointing, significant HVAC upgrades, roof repairs, new stage drapes, and more!
* Continued to offer a variety of incredible performances on our Red Carpet Series and our Youth Entertainment Series
2018 finished out our capital improvements as we clean and restore the façade of the theatre and install new carpeting throughout. We will continue to make changes to improve our venue, production quality, show offerings, and more. Most importantly, we will strive to make the arts accessible to even more people in the years to come.
The Orpheum Theatre is committed to promoting and providing a healthy, vibrant arts community. In that spirit, we ask you to please support The Orpheum Theatre’s efforts this season with a gift to our annual fund drive.