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The Orpheum Theater Releases COVID-Safe Reopening Guide for Outdoor Concerts

With our COVID-safe protocols developed and in place, we are excited to announce a new series of outdoor, live events that will be held in The Orpheum Theater’s private lot beginning in September.

 Please join us for ‘Laugh It Off: An Outdoor Comedy Show,’ because we could all use a lot more laughter in our lives right about now. Partnered with Anger Management Comedy, this series will kick-off on September 4 with an early and a late show. Comprehensive sanitization will occur between shows with increased cleaning schedules of bathrooms, door handles, and frequently touched areas.

On September 13 we will host our first ‘Under the Stars with The Orpheum Theater’ a series of live, outdoor concerts. Nolan McKelvey will christen the outdoor stage for us.

All outdoor events will have strict COVID-safe protocols in place, where all attendees will receive a verbal health check before entering, and receive a ‘personal pod’ that is spaced at least 10 ft from the next closest pod. Mask wearing will be mandatory when attendees are not at their pod. Please see The Official Orpheum Theater Reopening Guide (also attached) for a full outline of safety protocols and practices for employees and public attendees.

We will also continue our ‘At Home with The Orpheum Theater’ live stream series for the time being.


We were the first to close and we will be one of the last to fully reopen. We need everyone’s help to bring live music back after the pandemic!

Please visit saveourstages.com to contact your state representatives and tell them to support the Save Our Stages Act. If passed, the bipartisan act would establish a $10 billion grant program to help independent venue operators, promoters, and producers pay for a variety of expenses that have stacked up during the COVD shutdown, including rent, utilities, mortgage payments, taxes, and payroll – all monthly payments that have kept coming despite very little, if any, revenue.

We have applied for government assistance and continue to fundraise to cover our basic business needs. The fact is, if venues, including The Orpheum Theater, do not get government assistance, and get it soon, they will close – for good.

The Orpheum management team has secured new dates for the majority of concerts affected by COVID-19 related issues. In the meantime, keep an eye on social media and our website for any and all updates. Tickets purchased for postponed shows, screenings, and events will be honored as we secure new dates. Otherwise, refunds will be available through your original point of purchase.

The Orpheum Theater wishes you health and safety through these challenging times.

The Orpheum Theater Staff

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