2011: A Great Year!
We are wrapping up a great year at Wichita’s historic Orpheum Theatre! We are also humbled and grateful for the responses we have received from the public. Truth be told, 2011 is just the beginning of the wonderful things to come.
In 2011, we exceeded the number of shows and attendance over 2010 and we had more than double the number of sell-out shows. We also brought in many great performances like Martin Short, Merle Haggard, 311, Tower of Power, Wynton Marsalis, Lewis Black and Rosanne Cash, just to name a few. Next year you can expect much more of these quality performances.
The beauty of the Orpheum Theatre is that it truly fills a wonderful and unique niche in the community. Due to our size, location, architectural and cultural significance and impressive historic setting we can bring in world-class entertainment and be a community asset by featuring local music, theatre, dance and a venue for corporate gatherings and weddings. No other theater or venue in Wichita can do this. Add on the fact that we are on the National Register of Historic Places, a designated American Treasure and the oldest surviving theatre designed by John Eberson and the first atmospheric theatre built in the United States makes the Orpheum Theatre invaluable to Wichita.
Tomorrow, January 1, 2012, we kick off a year-long celebration of our 90th Anniversary. There are many exciting things coming your way and one of them is complete restoration of our beautiful theatre.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!