Each year, the Orpheum Theatre donates tickets and merchandise to local non-profits.
Policies and Procedures
The Orpheum Theatre is committed to working with surrounding communities to generate a positive impact throughout Memphis, Shelby County and the Mid-South by supporting registered charities in the region through our Charitable Giving Program. The Orpheum feels community involvement is vital and the theatre prioritizes our support of the great number of organizations working to help those in need.
Making a Request
All requests for tickets and/or merchandise are limited to auction and/or raffle activities designed to raise funds for registered charities in the Memphis, Shelby County and Mid-South area. The Orpheum Theatre does not donate merchandise to be used as prizes, volunteer recognition gifts, internal United Way campaigns or third party fundraisers. Preference is given to charities where the funds go directly to those in need.
The Orpheum Theatre is a 501(c) 3 and therefore does not make cash gifts.
Due to the overwhelming amount of requests, tickets should be limited to one request per organization during the calendar year.
All requests must be submitted through the online application.
Charities must be prepared to submit a federal identification number.
All requests must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the date of the event for which the donation is needed. Donations are filled once a month.
Processing Your Request
The Orpheum will make every effort to process your request in a timely manner.
Due to the high volume of requests received, we cannot respond to phone inquiries regarding the status of your request.
Organizations receiving a donation from The Orpheum Theatre must submit the follow-up form (enclosed in donation package) specifying the amount raised by our donation and the amount raised through the fundraising event.
Schools and Religious Institutions
Due to the overwhelming number of fundraising requests from schools and religious institutions, we are unable to consider these groups for Broadway tickets. However, as part of our desire to support education and the community, we can provide an Orpheum item (bag, t-shirt) and/or poster. We also support schools through our extensive Education offerings and programs.