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Orpheum Theater Center

The historic Orpheum Theater Center, located at 220 E. Main St., Marshalltown, Iowa, is owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District.

The Orpheum Theater Center sustained significant structural damage during the July 19 tornado; repairs are currently in progress, and we anticipate re-opening in late spring or early summer 2019. Upcoming events and activities will be held in the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center at 3702 S. Center Street unless otherwise noted. Bob and Tammy are working in the Orpheum now; the best way to reach them is by phone or email (the building is not open to non-staff while construction is in progress).

Check out the “at a glance” schedule below for an overview of what’s happening at the Orpheum Theater Center, or click on the links to the left to find selected upcoming events information in greater detail. Want to rent a room or tour the facility? Grab a snack and a great cup of coffee? You can do it all at the Orpheum Theater Center … the epitome of community!

Upcoming Events

Live After 5 Concerts

We hope you join us for these wonderful upcoming activities! Watch this website or our Facebook page for additional information about our anticipated re-opening later this spring and/or additional events. These FREE Live After 5 concerts are held on Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the parking lot on the east side of the Orpheum Theater. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Bring your own lawn chair and some friends!
  • Apr. 20The University of Iowa’s Dancers in Company perform at 7 pm at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center (Dejardin Hall). This troupe is always graceful, elegant and amazing! No charge. (Event details)
  • April 30United State of Poetry at 7 pm, a free event that brings about 100 people annually to enjoy poetry read by a number of enthusiastic volunteers. Co-hosted by the MCC Humanities Division.
  • May 3Beer Tasting at 6 pm at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center (room 608). Tickets are $15; deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, Apr. 30.
  • May 24Wine Tasting at 6 pm at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center (room 608). Tickets are $15; deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, May 21.
  • June 21Live After 5 summer outdoor concert series begins!
  • Oct. 5Django Shredders; details coming this summer.
  • Dec. 6The OK Factor Christmas; watch for additional information in October.
  • June 21 – B2wins
  • June 28 – The Nadas
  • July 5 – Rev. Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
  • July 12 – Exit 185
  • July 19 – Switchback
  • July 26 – Malcolm Wells
  • Aug. 2 – Bernemann Brothers Band
  • Aug. 9 – TBA
  • Aug. 16 – King of the Tramps
  • Aug. 23 – Inner Lite

A NOTE FROM THE ORPHEUM DIRECTOR – While movies and music are the core of our programming at the Orpheum, we also want to do what I call “Let 1,000 Flowers Bloom.” Right now, the Orpheum is offering (free of charge) participation in a monthly Poetry group which meets the fourth Thursday of each month, and an Anime group which meets twice a month. The Wine & Beer tasting groups are similar efforts to this, as is the Seberg Festival. If you have a cultural interest which the Orpheum could host, feel free to come talk with us. The only thing which is certain is that it’ll take 3-5 volunteers (which you have to provide) before we’d partner with you … but if you want to start a line dancing group, or do Bonsai, or have a strong interest in graffiti art – or any other cultural thing – send me an email, and we’ll set up a time to talk!

The Orpheum Theater Center is located at 220 E. Main Street in Marshalltown, Iowa. The Orpheum is owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District. For upcoming movies, call the Movie Line at 641-844-5907.

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