For 95 years, Main and Beale has been one of Memphis' premier entertainment destinations. Now you can tour the historic Orpheum Theatre and its sister venue, the modern Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education, on select Mondays throughout the year.
As you make your way through the opulent art deco rooms of the Orpheum, our docents will tell you the history of this incredible building. Learn about how dedicated Memphians in the late 1970s saved the theatre from demolition. Delight in the colorful and creative murals that stars and productions have painted on the backstage walls. Find out how much you really know about Mary, our sweet and mischievous little ghost. Journey through time shedding light on an era when segregation cast its shadow in The Balcony Project.
Next door at the Halloran Centre, you'll see how we put our nonprofit mission into practice. The 39,000-square-foot venue is the home of our education programs and second venue. Learn how this beautiful and state-of-the-art building serves 30,000 students, teachers, and families each year. And if you haven't seen a show at the Halloran Centre, you'll see why so many performers and music lovers enjoy the intimate performances and listening experiences.
$10 per person (free admission for children younger than 5), reservation required. Please plan to arrive to the Orpheum Theatre lobby outside the box office at least 15 minutes before your preferred tour. All proceeds benefit our nonprofit mission.
Campus Tours are available 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on select Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays based on availability and last for approximately 60 minutes. Registration for tours generally opens four weeks in advance and specific dates can be viewed below when available.
Please remember that the Orpheum and Halloran Centre are working venues, and some spaces may not always be available. Tour schedules are subject to change.
The Balcony Project
Step into history as the Orpheum Theatre Group unveils a transformative educational endeavor. Uncover the poignant legacy of Memphis, where the theater's Black-Only balcony entrance once stood. The Balcony Project journeys through time, shedding light on an era when segregation cast its shadow.
The space is located on the Beale Street side of the Orpheum Theatre at 203 S. Main Street. It will be available to view for free every Saturday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and every Monday from 2-4 p.m., weather permitting and excluding select holidays.
The Balcony Project exhibit will be closed on December 23, 25 and January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year Holiday.