COVID-19 Update

Check https://www.iavalley.edu/about-the-district/covid-19-updates/ for additional updates regarding IVCCD’s responses to COVID-19.

Our campuses are open to select students and employees only. Online classes are going smoothly; lab classes and events remain canceled until mid-April. Students can access services and staff through email. Our switchboards are accepting calls, but most staff are not on campus at this time.

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Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater and Your Plate or Mine coffee shop are closed at this time per state mandate related to the COVID-19 epidemic. Watch this website and our social media for notice when we are able to re-open.

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

Check out the “at a glance” schedule below for an overview of what’s happening at the Orpheum, 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 … the epitome of community!

To order tickets, please email Bob Untiedt and provide your name and the number of tickets desired. We’ll have the tickets for you at the booth just inside the front entrance of the Orpheum. Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the concert to pick up reserved tickets. Thanks for joining us!

Upcoming Events

Live After 5

Join us for these unique upcoming activities and events! Watch this website and our Facebook page for additional information. Bring some friends and lawnchairs and enjoy FREE live entertainment in the lot just east of the Orpheum Theater. It’s a great summer pastime!
  • CANCELLED – Thursday, Apr. 23 – The Iowa Arts Council will present exceptional artists named new “Iowa Arts Fellows.”
  • CANCELLED – Saturday, Apr. 25 18 Men Who Cook Again & Again! We are hopeful this event can be rescheduled for summer.
  • Friday, May 1The Maytags are back at 7 pm. The Maytags are a soulful Des Moines rock group growing in fame in central Iowa. Their great sounds are both danceable and moving. Please note the FRIDAY date. Tickets are $12.50.
  • Saturday, May 16 – The Marshalltown Public Library will present the documentary 50 Children, the story of a couple from Philadelphia who went to Nazi Germany and rescued 50 Jewish children, bringing them back to America. The movie will be shown at 6 pm in the Orpheum Theater. The Marshalltown Public Library is the only library in Iowa to host a traveling exhibit from the National Holocaust Museum.
  • Friday, June 19Live After 5 Concerts begin!

Food & beverage sales begin at 5:30 pm, music begins at 6. Arrive early for shade.


A NOTE FROM THE ORPHEUM DIRECTOR – While movies and music are the core of our programming at the Orpheum, we also want to do community-directed activities. Examples include:

  • a monthly Poetry group that meets the fourth Thursday of each month (no charge)
  • Wine & Beer Tasting groups
  • historically, we hosted an Anime group and a group that played UNO
  • the Jean Seberg Festival for the Arts

If you have a cultural interest which you’d like to see sustained at the Orpheum, send me an email, and we’ll set up a time to talk!

The Orpheum Theater 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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Orpheum Director

Bob Untiedt

Bob Untiedt