History

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The Friends of the Orpheum Theatre (FOTOT) is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide educational and fundraising support for the Orpheum Theatre, which is owned and operated by the City of Phoenix.

FOTOT was officially established in November 1993 as the “support arm" of the Orpheum Theatre Foundation.  The original members of FOTOT were community volunteers who provided active support in the preservation, rehabilitation, and reuse of the historic Orpheum Theatre  Our first official, and very successful, membership drive for FOTOT began in September of 1996.

The grand reopening of the beautifully restored Orpheum Theatre took place on January 29, 1997.  After the reopening FOTOT continued to provide active volunteers in-theatre (ushers and docents) and external (community education and outreach) support.

In 2001 FOTOT separated from the Orpheum Theatre Foundation and in March of 2002 became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  For the next eight years FOTOT managed the

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training and scheduling of volunteer ushers for events and docents to provide tours of the restored theatre.  In 2010 these activities were turned over to Phoenix Convention Center and Venues.

 

Today, FOTOT continues to be an all volunteer based organization who serves to provide historical, educational, and fundraising support for the historic Orpheum Theatre.

FRIENDS OF THE ORPHEUM THEATRE

Friends of the Orpheum Theater is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Orpheum Theatre is owned and operated by the City of Phoenix - Phoenix Convention Center & Venues. 

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Phoenix, AZ 85003

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