The Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix is a showcase for performing arts and entertainment. It is part of the family of Orpheum Theatres across the nation and hosts dance, drama music, comedy, and a variety of other performances and events. The theatre has great acoustics which appeals to performers and attendees alike. The theatre is staffed by experience professionals who make each and every performance a special event. The Phoenix location is housed in one of the state's most historic venues and it recently underwent a renovation project, making it even more palatial. The theatre was originally opened in 1929 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered the west's most significant theatre structure. The City of Phoenix owns and operates the Orpheum and the theatre is supported by the Friends of the Orpheum Theatre program. This group offers ushering services at the theatre and they also conduct guided tours for those who would like a behind the scenes look at the operations of this great venue. Several hundred volunteers make these events possible. They also participate in an outreach program that seeks to bring theatre to the community in a variety of creative ways. Those interested in learning more should contact Friends of the Orpheum Theatre.