The Orpheum Theater holds a special place in the architectural history of Phoenix. Built in 1929, it was the last major piece of construction in the city before the Great Depression brought economic activity to a halt. Throughout the 30s, it played mostly vaudeville acts; movies became a prominent feature in the 40s. It’s come a long way since then, making its way onto the National Register of Historic Places and broadening its theatrical horizons while completing $14 million restoration project in 1997 that expanded it and burnished its original glory. Top comedy acts like Demetri Martin and Ron White frequently make tour stops at the Orpheum, as do plays by national and local playwrights. Check the Orpheum’s website to see what’s on schedule.
200 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003