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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? Or just grab a cup of coffee and a muffin? You can do it all at the Orpheum Theater Center … the epitome of community!

2017 Orpheum Events Sponsor: Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation


Upcoming Black Box Events

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Saturday & Sunday
Dec. 16 & 17

1 pm & 4 pm each day

  • Dec. 16 – Blue Christmas in Marshalltown featuring Bob Dorr & The Blue Band  ($25, limit 100 seats; Event details)
  • Dec. 27, 28 & 29 – Improve Workshops with Instant Comedy-Just Add Spam. Free workshops for all ages held at 6:30 pm; for questions, email
  • Dec. 30 & 31 – Instant Comedy-Just Add Spam, Marshalltown’s preeminent comedy improv group, performs from 7:30-9 pm.  Tickets are $10 each, or three for $20 (Buy two, get one free!)
  • Jan. 27 – Winterfest progressive rock music featuring Anthony Worden, Halfloves & Land of Blood & Sunshine/LOBAS perform from 6:30 to 9 pm. (Event details)
  • Feb. 10 – The NOLA Jazz Band brings a Mardi Gras celebration to the Orpheum (tickets are $15 each, and include includes one free wine/clementine spritzer, beignets and beads!)
  • Feb. 22 – Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, will host discussions, readings and maybe a banjo tune. No charge on Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30-9 pm.
  • Feb. 23 4th Friday Wine Club featuring wines of Argentina (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Feb. 19)
  • March 10 – Porter Union country band
  • April 13 – The University of Iowa “Dancers in Company”
  • May 5 – Instant Comedy-Just Add Spam, Marshalltown’s preeminent comedy improv group
  • May 25 4th Friday Wine Club (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after May 21)
  • June 22 Live After 5 outdoor concert series kicks off with Malcolm Wells & The Two Timers from 5:30-7 pm; performances held in the east parking lot adjacent to the Orpheum.
  • June 29 Live After 5 features The Maytags, 5:30-7 pm
  • Aug. 24 4th Friday Wine Club (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Aug. 20)
  • Nov. 30 5th Friday Wine Club (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Nov. 26)

COMING IN 2018!A Beer Tasting Club will be formed in January, with events to be scheduled during the year. Let Bob Untiedt know if you are want to help with the planning.

Tickets are free thanks to our generous sponsors!
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.

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 1000 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

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