The Orpheum Theatre, a non-profit, 501.c3 performing arts center is supported by the Memphis Development Foundation. In 1976, the Foundation was incorporated to purchase and “save” the old movie palace and to serve as a cornerstone to other development projects in the downtown area. As such, the Theatre must rely on philanthropic support in order to sustain its education programs, diverse programming, community vitality, and preservation.
To provide quality, diverse entertainment and education programming to the region while preserving and improving the historic Orpheum Theatre, and continuing its role in contributing to the development of the local economy.
Individuals, corporations, and foundations support the Theatre via annual fund donations, sponsorships, and grants. Without this support, the Theatre would be unable to provide:
Education and Community Programs
Donations to the Orpheum’s Education and Community Programs provides support to 19 education programs impacting the lives of over 62,000 students and families annually. The Theatre is committed to offering educational opportunities using theatre to develop basic learning skills, discipline, and self esteem, and to cultivate the whole person by developing intuition, reasoning, and imagination.
By donating to the entertainment programming, you are guaranteeing better concerts, diverse Broadway shows, and spectacular special events.
Preservation of the Theatre
The gilded moldings, crystal chandeliers, and the everyday wear and tear on the Theatre require constant maintenance. Please help preserve the Theatre for future generations.
You are invited to help support this work with a contribution to The Orpheum Theatre. To learn about giving opportunities or to make your gift today, please click here.