Orpheum Theater

Rich History, Radiant Present

216 State Street | Madison, WI

Located in the heart of downtown Madison, the iconic Orpheum Theater has been a centerpiece of the community since 1927.

This historic landmark has its original features thoughtfully preserved — the French Renaissance-inspired interior showcases intricate, foliated moldings, brass sconces, and touches of gold-toned ornamentation throughout for an aesthetic like no other.

Celebrate with your name in lights on the venue’s original marquee, showcasing a brand-new replica of the historic theater’s original Orpheum blade sign. The Orpheum Theater provides an exceptional space that will leave your guests with the gift of an unforgettable experience.

Venue Features

  • Main floor of the Orpheum Theater
Main Floor
Stage Full Seating
Lobby Bar
Small Bar

Event Manager
From signing your contract to closing out your event, the Event Manager is there for you every step of the way. They handle the timeline of vendor deliveries and pickup, assist with room set-up arrangements and transitions, oversee the event staff, and will be on-site to make sure all logistics are handled so that your event is executed without a hitch.

Technical Director
The on-site Technical Director handles all AV needs. They will work with you to determine your personal lighting preferences and schedule any light transitions throughout your event. They coordinate sound, mics, projector screens, and additional equipment rentals.

Full-Service Bar
With an extensive list of beer, liquor, and wine options, the bar manager assists with picking the perfect selection for you and your guests. Whether it be a hosted bar, cash bar, or a combination of the two, they are there to customize your needs.

Event Staff
We will schedule a manager to be here throughout the day, in addition to our security, tech, and bar team. We will maintain the facility and manage the bar for the evening (check bathrooms, clean up spills, reset tables/​chairs as needed, manage tech, serve guests, etc.)

Other amenities include:
  • Projector and screen
  • Located right off the Capitol square for prime photo opportunities
  • State-of-the-art sound system
  • Green Rooms used as bridal suites
  • Use of in-house tables and chairs
  • Personalized message on the historic Orpheum marquee
  • Climate controlled venue
  • Elevated stage
  • Designated catering prep area
Room Setup Capacities

Grand Lobby

Reception: 250
Banquet: 80
Theater: 100

Orchestra Pit

Reception: 500
Banquet: 300
Theater: 350

Full Venue

Reception: 750

Reception: A combination of large rounds and cocktail tables with plenty of open space for mingling and dancing.

Banquet: Tables and chairs set-up for a formal sit-down meal.

Theater: Rows of chairs facing the front of the room, usually divided by center and/​or side aisles.

Perfect For
  • Engagement Photoshoots
  • Weddings
  • Corporate Events
  • Holiday Parties
  • Galas + Fundraisers
  • Recitals
Events That Engage, Parties That Rock

At FPC, our venues are never the star of the show, the people are! We help event organizers build the same sense of excitement and anticipation among their attendees that fans feel to see the world-class artists that grace our stage. A great event has guests wanting to attend, not guests having to attend.