Orpheum Performing Arts Center

6050 Main St
Tannersville, NY 12485

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Our largest performance venue, boasting an impressive 245 seats, the Orpheum Performing Arts Center is in and of itself a show stopper.

Designed by Hugh Hardy, one of the best-known theater architects in the U.S. The venue is perfect for large scale performances such as dance, full orchestra and rock concerts. We are proud to have hosted legends such as the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Dancers from the New York City Ballet and more!

Orpheum Performing Arts Center Events

March 9, 2024

Performance: 360 ALLSTARS

The Orpheum Performing Arts Center

A non-stop energy-packed supercharged urban circus, complete with dancing, beat boxing, acrobatics, BMX biking and more.

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March 30, 2024

Dance: Ladies of Hip Hop

The Orpheum Performing Arts Center

Experience new writings, music, and movement spanning dance styles from African, to waacking, vogue, Hip-hop, and house.

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May 4, 2024

Trailblazing Women of Country: From Patsy to Loretta to Dolly

The Orpheum Performing Arts Center

A tribute to country music legends Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.

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Orpheum Dance Program

The mission of the Orpheum Dance Program is to infuse the next generation with a love of dance through participation on the highest level. Whether a child is looking for intense training to launch a career, or is yearning to learn and perform on stage, the discipline and skills acquired through these programs will benefit them in every aspect of their future.

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Venue Information

Seating Capacity

Year Built
Redesigned by Architect Hugh Hardy and renovated in 2010.

Stage edge to booth at rear of house 66’
House width (wall to wall at mid-house crossover) 40’8”
Ceiling height (at mid-house crossover) 22’
The seating in the auditorium is tiered; so ceiling height decreases as one moves
from the front to the back of the house.

Height 17’
Width 36’

Stage Dimensions
Rise above house floor 3’
Batten trim height 20’
Ceiling height 30’
Unobstructed distance from CL to SL wall 34’
Unobstructed distance from CL to SR arbor pit 31’
Stage depth; plaster line to back wall 34’
Lip of stage to back wall 36’6”

Stage Floor
3/4” Plyron above neoprene isolators.

Black vinyl dance floor. It covers an area 40’ x 25’. The floor is designed for temporary installation. Please contact theater management in advance if dance floor is needed.

Pathway upstage of traveler or cyclorama is used for crossover.

Twelve 52’ battens dead hung directly from the structural steel. No fly system. The trim positions are fixed. Hanging of scenery or any alterations to the existing rigging must be arranged in advance and done only by qualified personnel.

Grand Valence
4’x38’ Black Velour

Grand Drape
No grand drape at this time.

(3) 4’11”x54’2” Black Velour

(4) 6’x20’ Black Velour

Mid Stage Traveler
(2) Sections at 22’x27’5” Black Velour 50% fullness.
Manually operated from stage right.

Up Stage Traveler
(2) Sections at 22’x28’ Black Velour 60% fullness.
Manually operated from stage right.

22’x52’ Gerriets Opera white plastic.

Stage doors are located at the east side of building at the rear. Double doors. Doorway opening is 8’ wide by 8’6” high. Ground level. Incoming trucks must have a lift gate or appropriate ramp for loading.

Lighting Control Console
ETC Element 250 lighting console.

48 dimmers total.
24 ETC Sensor 2.4kW dimmers. Circuits terminate in both socapex multi-pin
outputs and stage pin outputs at the back of the rack.
24 ETC Smartpak 1.2kW dimmers. Circuits terminate in socapex multi-pin
outputs at the back of the rack.

73 Total number of lighting instruments.
(17) ETC Source Four 50 degree*
*9 of these are hung on the FOH pipe and can only be accessed by scaffolding.
(24) ETC Source Four Jr. 36 degree.
(20) ETC Source Four Jr. zoom lens.
(8) ETC Source Four Parnels.
(4) Altman Spectra CYC LED.

FOH Box Booms HL & HR

Circuits -2 per side. (One circuit is permanently twofer’d to both sides of the

FOH Pipe
Height above seats – 22’.
Distance from stage edge 16’
Circuits -9 (distributed via raceway)
The front of house pipe can only be accessed by scaffolding. If scaffolding is
needed, please notify management 30 days in advance.

On Stage
All onstage electrics are trimmed at 20’. All onstage battens are 52’ long.

LX1 3’ upstage from the plaster line.
Circuits 6 distributed via socapex cable.

LX2 10’ upstage from the plaster line.
Circuits 6 distributed via socapex cable.

LX3 17’ upstage from the plaster line.
Circuits 6 distributed via socapex cable.

LX4 23’ upstage from the plaster line.
Primarily used for cyc fixtures.

Side arms. Color frames. Safety cables. Stage pin cable (various lengths).
6 freestanding booms.

House Lights
House lights are controlled via three wall dimmers located in the control booth. They cannot be controlled via the lighting console at this time.

Man Lift
Skyjack model SJII 4626. Used for onstage rigging and focus work.

There is no house sound system at this time. Rental systems can be arranged with 30 days advance notice.

Edison Outlets
2 on the stage left wall.
6 on the upstage wall.
4 along the front apron.
5 along the upper house crossover wall.
All circuits are 20 Amps.

Company Switch
100 Amp Company Switch located on the stage left wall.

The doorway offstage right leads to the backstage area. There is a greenroom, two dressing rooms and two bathrooms.

Dressing Rooms
Dimensions – Both dressing rooms are 20’ x 11’
They are equipped with well-lit mirrors, sitting level countertops and seating for 14 people. There is a sink in each room.

Green Room
Dimensions – 25’ x 12’
Equipped with a standing level countertop with a sink and refrigerator.

One Large: Dimensions – 10’ x 9’
One Small: Dimensions – 10’ x 6’
Both restrooms contain showers.

There is no laundry facility in the building. The closest Laundromat is Tannersville Laundromat, 6023 Main St. Open 24 hours.

Contact Information

Orpheum Performing Arts Center

(518) 263-2063


Pam Weisberg, Director of Performing Arts
Phone: (518) 263-2066
Fax: (866) 492-4879


Candy McKee, Director of Finance and Administration
Phone: (518) 263-2001

Get involved

Whether you are a local wanting to donate your time as an usher, or a patron wanting to increase your financial support, we have opportunities for everyone.