For 90 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.
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 50,000 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.
Tours are available at 10am and noon on select Mondays throughout the year. Registration for tours generally opens four weeks in advance, and specific dates can be viewed below as new registration opens.
The tour schedule is subject to change. Please remember that the Orpheum and Halloran Centre are working venues, and some spaces may not always be available. Future tour dates will be added throughout the year.
Admission is $10 per person (no admission fee is required for children younger than 5). Please plan to arrive in the Orpheum Theatre's outer lobby, outside the box office, at least 15 minutes before your preferred tour. All proceeds benefit our nonprofit mission.
Tours last for approximately 60 minutes.