Why support the Arts

You are looking at the original brick from Bartow's first theatre, and one of Florida's earliest, built in 1908.  It replaced the original performance hall (right) called the Hughes Opera House, built in 1885.  With the help of our generous community, this historic site is being rebuilt to become the future home of

The Orpheum Theatre and Academy of Performing Arts. 


Read about our history

The Orpheum is 501 C-3 Organization. 

Every donation is tax-deductible.  

To know more about our efforts to rebuild The Orpheum,