The Orpheum Theater

Sioux Empire Community Theatre

315 N. Phillips Ave., PO Box 767
Sioux Falls, SD

For Tickets Call 605.360.4800

About the Orpheum

The Orpheum is the oldest existing theater in Sioux Falls. It was built for the Solari Bros. in 1913 at a cost of $63,200. The theater incorporates elements of the Prairie style and Neo-Classical Revival in its architecture. The façade of the building is constructed of a polychromatic, light-gray colored terra cotta block that resembles marble. John and Frank Solari designed the 1,000-seat Orpheum to be a state-of-the-art theater for the staging of vaudeville. A railroad spur led to the theater back door, which enabled performers to unload their animals, props, instruments and wardrobe trunks straight onto the stage.