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Support The Orpheum


From maintaining and preserving this historic building, to hosting and producing incredible shows, to and more, The Orpheum always has something going on. If you're looking for a way to give back, you can help us out with some of our upcoming projects. Check out some of the Orpheum Theatre's needs and find out where you can help!

We accept donations and financial support, but if you have a different way you'd like to support us, feel free! Do you work with or own a business that could help with these projects, or do you have what we need? Get in contact with us at and tell us how you would like to help.

If you see something below that you'd like to give, please reach out to us, so we can help facilitate your donation. Many of these projects involve varying levels of work and care, so if you'd like to donate something specific to The Orpheum Theatre, we would love to get in contact with you to discuss project timelines, and to keep you updated and involved in your project from start to finish. Please also note that the costs of each project are estimated, and that our resources at The Orpheum Theatre are limited. For questions about the final cost or timeline of a project you are interested in funding, reach out to


Thank you for your support!

Rigging & Stage Equipment

Keep our shows running and our stage maintained by supporting our rigging and stage equipment costs

  • Replace worn/damaged hardware on LXs ($100 - $300)

  • Replace outdated hanging hardware on shell clouds   ($125- $350)

  • Hang batten to support side curtain ($350 - $500)  

  • Replace bent pipe on 25 ($700 - $15,000)

  • Fit LX battens with individual DMX connections  ($1,300 - $2,000)

  • Replace outdated/worn chains and fittings on battens and arbors ($1,700 - $2,500)

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Help us keep the outside of the theatre maintained and beautiful with these projects to improve our façade.

  • Marquee light backing ($2,000 - $5,000)

  • Installation of handicap accessible door button & hardware ($2,000 - $8,000)

  • Breezeway gate rehab  ($5,000 - $8,000)

  • Sconces rehab: new wiring & attachment ($25,000 - $40,000)

  • Digital Poster Box ($38,000 - $55,000)

  • Handicap section in back of theatre($40,000 - $90,000)

Maintenance and Functionality

Keep our historic building maintained and functional.

  • Replace old analog marquee light timer in concession stand ($275 - $500) 

  • Replace old fluorescent tubes with LED tubes ($500 - $800)

  • Replace 5-20 stage electrics with powerCON  ($500 - $800)

  • Install small A/C unit to supply new basement HVAC unit ($1,500 - $3,000)

  • Replace basement drinking fountain with new unit with bottle filler ($1,700 - $3,500)

  • Replace non-functioning basement HVAC unit ($5,000 - $8,000)

  • Install automatic flushers on toilets ($9,000 - $15,000)

  • Replace oversized Kewanee steam boiler with smaller high-efficiency unit ($100,000+)

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Structure Upkeep & Repair

Keep our historic building maintained and functional.

  • Installation of garage door to replace/supplement loading door area ($2,000+)

  • Repair exterior of south wall around downspout ($50,000)

  • Repair parapet bulges before they get worse ($50,000)


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