Orpheum Theatre San Francisco
San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre, located on Market Street, originally opened in 1926. It was one of several theaters that was designed by B. Marcus Priteca, renowned architect, for Alexander Pantages, who was a theater circuit owner.
A vaulted ceiling is featured in the theater’s interior. The facade was inspired by a French 12th century cathedral. A $20 million renovation of the Orpheum was completed in 1988 in order to make the theater better suited for Broadway shows. During the 1970s a previous renovation took place. James Nederlander and Carole Shorenstein Hays are part owners of the Orpheum, along with the Curran and Golden Gate theaters in San Francisco. Orpheum Theatre is an Historical Landmark in San Francisco.
Many Broadway shows have been hosted at Orpheum Theatre. From April 30-May 4 in 2007 the theater was also the host for Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Currently, the Orpheum Theatre is home to Wicked. Performances started January 27, 2009.