Memphis Orpheum Theater Tours
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Built in 1928, the Memphis Orpheum Theater is a historic theater and one of America’s few remaining “movie palaces” from the 1920s era. Before it was the Orpheum, it was the site of the Grand Opera House and home to vaudeville performances for nearly two decades. Since then it has withstood the threat of bankruptcy, demolition and being burnt to the ground to become known as the “South’s Finest Theater.”
Decorated with ornate crystal chandeliers, luxe draperies, carved moldings, and a large pipe organ, the theater was restored in 1996 to its former glory along with an expansion of the stage and backstage areas. Today, the theater hosts top Broadway shows, concerts, comedy shows, and special events year-round. Many famous faces have graced the Orpheum stage, and it continues to be a center for arts and entertainment and culture of Memphis.
The Orpheum Theater is located on South Main Street at Beale Street in Memphis. It is open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Parking is available at several public lots near the theater.
Address: 203 S Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103, USA
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Memphis Orpheum Theater
Explore downtown Memphis on this all-inclusive tour. Visit the Smithsonian’s Rock N' Soul Museum along with top attractions such as Beale Street, known as the home of the blues, and Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. A barbecue tasting and trip to the Peabody Hotel's March of the Ducks, a much-loved Memphis tradition, are also included.
Take a spooky stroll through Memphis during this guided ghost walking tour. Experience the darker side of downtown, and hear tales of the city's haunted heritage as told by a professional storyteller. Explore Earnestine and Hazel's, a former brothel that is well known as one of the most haunted buildings in Memphis, as well as the Orpheum Theatre and the John Alexander Austin House.
Memphis has a unique dark history filled with stories of ghosts, murders, legends, and lore. Explore the city’s spooky areas during this haunted Memphis bus tour, and cover more ground than you would on just a walking tour. Drive through the city as your guide tells you tales about Memphis that are sure to give you goosebumps. During your tour, you'll make a stop at the city’s Victorian Village, as well as downtown.
Self-guided Tours & Rentals
Combine sightseeing and family-friendly fun in a way impossible to replicate independently on this Memphis Scavenger Hunt. Prebook for two to five people for a time that suits you, and enjoy a smartphone-guided walking tour that showcases Memphis’ historical sights, poses puzzles and challenges, and charts the city’s music legends and attractions. En route, enjoy time to relax and eat (own expense), and record your scores for the hunt leaderboard.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Learn about the haunted history of Memphis on this informative walking tour. Listen as your guide shares stories of famous hauntings and locations known for paranormal activity such as Earnestine and Hazel’s, the Arcade Restaurant, the Green Beetle, and Orpheum Theater. Stop for photos along the route as you delve deep into city’s dark past.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Memphis Orpheum Theater hours of operation?
Memphis Orpheum Theater hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Memphis Orpheum Theater?
The best ways to experience Memphis Orpheum Theater are:
- Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
- Haunted Memphis Walking Ghost Tour
- Memphis Haunted History Bus Tour
- Memphis Scavenger Hunt Adventure
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