Hello Live Music Fans,

The nature of this pandemic seems to be ever-changing, but The Orpheum Theater’s stance on how to handle it has remained steadfast. As such, and with coronavirus cases on the rise throughout the state of Arizona and Coconino County, we have decided to remain closed through the month of July. We had every hope of reopening this month, but cannot justify doing so in the current climate of crisis.

While we have made progress in developing our COVID-safe protocols, we believe the most effective practice in beating this virus is to stay home. So, while we miss every one of our staff, patrons, and fans, we cannot in good faith reopen to gatherings of even small numbers.

For the foreseeable future, we will have to be creative in how we connect as human beings. It brings us such joy to see you all enjoy our live streams. For now, that will have to be enough. We hope you join us on July 11 for local favorite Viola and The Brakemen and again on July 18 for Nolan McKelvey.

We want to help other organizations connect with their community as well. The theater will be available as a webcast production rental space to help you produce quality live streams and virtual content. We will be releasing more information on that as it is developed.

We are very excited to share 6-weeks of free kids content streamed directly to your home through our Nackard Pepsi presents: Kid’s Virtual Summer Camp. You can learn more about the program and register on our website for lessons from Little Music Makers of Flagstaff, Willow Bend Environmental Center, Momentum Aerial, and more.

We have applied for government assistance and continue to fundraise to cover our basic business needs. We have also joined forces with the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) to raise awareness and work with local, sate, and federal governments around the need for financial support to preserve the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters across the country.

The Orpheum management team has secured new dates for the majority of concerts affected by the COVID-19 related issues and the continued need for social distancing. In the meantime, keep an eye on social media and our website for show announcements and general 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, either through Eventbrite or by visiting The Orpheum Box Office at 15 West Aspen in downtown Flagstaff when we are able to return to work.

We are in the business of gathering our community to enjoy art, culture, and each other. To do so in this uncertain time is risky. For The Orpheum Theater, similar to many businesses in the Flagstaff community and around the country, the decision to remain closed is financially devastating but necessary. When The Orpheum Theater reopens, it will be because we have evidence-based, safety protocols in place and only when the science and the facts say it is safe to do so.

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

—The Orpheum Theater Staff

 

***We will continue to update this page with any changes to our COVID-safe protocols and reopening plan.

Official Press Release