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      203 S Main
      Memphis, TN 38103

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      Neighborhood: Downtown Memphis
      The Orpheum Memphis, aka 'The South's Finest Theatre', was built in 1890 and was known at the time as 'The Grand Opera House.' It be... read more
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      The Orpheum Memphis, aka 'The South's Finest Theatre', was built in 1890 and was known at the time as 'The Grand Opera House.' It became The Orpheum Memphis as we know it today when the Grand became part of the Orpheum Circuit of vaudeville shows- then the leading source of entertainment. The Orpheum Memphis is now widely regarded as being one of the leading performing arts centers in the mid-South.

      Over the next several decades, The Orpheum Memphis encountered and overcame a series of obstacles including a devastating fire and being purchased and turned into a movie theater. As recently as the late 70s, there was talk of The Orpheum Memphis being demolished to make way for the construction of an office complex.

      However, in 1982, The Orpheum Memphis was closed to allow for the commencement of a $5 million restoration project. The venue reopened in 1984 and has been an integral part of the entertainment scene in downtown Memphis ever since, attracting some of the biggest names from Broadway and beyond. Past additions to The Orpheum schedule have included spectacles such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Cats as well as solo performers; Jerry Seinfeld, Tony Bennet and Andy Williams to name but a few.

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