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Orpheum Theater

Check out the “at a glance” schedules below for an overview of what’s happening at the Orpheum Theater Center, or click on the links to the left to find Movies or 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!

18 Men Who Cook … This event is SOLD OUT again!

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Upcoming Black Box Events

Live After 5

To be announced


  • April 19 – University of Northern Iowa Theater Department performs the play “Doubt” at 7 pm; this is a Thursday evening performance, and tickets are $5 for adults, free for 18 and younger. (Event details)
  • April 21 – 18 Men Who Cook … again! Tickets now on sale ($35/person) to this Orpheum fundraiser. (Event details)
  • April 27 – Beer Tasting Event 6-7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 each, includes beer and “heavy appetizers;” no tickets sold after April 24.
  • May 5 – Instant Comedy-Just Add Spam, Marshalltown’s preeminent comedy improv group, performs at 7:30 pm; tickets are $10. (Event details)
  • May 11 – Friday Wine Club with appetizers at 7 pm (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after May 7).
  • June 9 – The Stebens Children’s Theater presents The Andrews Sisters: A Loving Tribute! at 7 pm.
  • Aug. 24 – Friday Wine Club (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Aug. 20)
  • Sept. 17 – La Patronal Peruvian folk music.
  • Oct. 13 – Blues & BBQ featuring The Blue Dog, The Limestoners (featuring Bob Dorr), and a final short set with both bands! Event is from 6 to 9:30 pm; tickets are $30, which includes the meal.
  • Nov. 3 – Crystal City performs from 7 to 9 pm
  • Nov. 29 – Irish Christmas in America (see Irish Christmas in America, starting at 3:30 to find both music and dance). This multi-talented group includes amazing instrumentalists, great vocals, and compelling traditional Irish dance. A great way to start the Christmas season! Tickets are $25.
  • Nov. 30 – Friday Wine Club (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Nov. 26)
  • Dec. 8 – The Starch Duo at 7 pm
Bring your own folding chair/lawn chair!

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for ages 12 and younger and seniors. Orpheum Black Box events are most often music, and generally on Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets are $12.50 per person unless otherwise indicated. Live After 5 is a free outdoor summer concert series held on Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the lot on the east side of the Orpheum. From 5:30-6, we have a happy hour; get your place and get food/drinks. Starting this year, bands will perform from 6-7:30 pm, to maximize shade and extend this great time!

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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Orpheum Director

Bob Untiedt

Bob Untiedt

Orpheum Office Associate

Tammy Losing

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