Through the Family Series and other Education Programs, the Orpheum partners with more than 35 groups throughout the Mid-South region and solicits feedback from a Community Advisory Board to ensure that the Orpheum is offering the best and most valuable programming possible.
The Orpheum Theatre’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a volunteer group of community stakeholders who meet three times a year to gather public comments and advise the theatre as to whether the community and education programs and policies are meeting the educational and cultural needs of the community. The board advises and makes recommendations to the staff as well as Board of Directors.
The Orpheum partners with nonprofit organizations — including Toyota Family Literacy Program, The Salvation Army, The Ronald McDonald House, Palmer House, Boys and Girls Club, AGAPE Child and Family Services, and Knowledge Quest — providing tickets that allow children and their caregivers the opportunity to experience theatre together.
Additional community partners include Children’s Museum of Memphis, Memphis Zoo, Teach for America, Families of Incarcerated Individuals, The Leadership Academy, Girls Inc., Memphis Challenge, and Hope House.
For more than 20 years, The Orpheum has been a partner with the local school systems, making the theatre more accessible to public school students by providing thousands of tickets, master classes for teachers and students and rehearsal and performance space.
If your organization is interested in becoming a Community Partner click here to fill out an application.