An iconic landmark in Madison, the Orpheum Theater has a history that dates back to the 1920s. A vaudeville venue best known for hosting a variety of concerts and stand-up shows, Orpheum was and still is one of the city's best-known entertainment spots. Containing also a movie theater of its own, this venue is host and sponsor to many local and national film festivals. The hard-to-miss sign that catches each eye coming down State Street is an example of the theater's art deco exterior, and once inside, the statue of Orpheus himself, as well as the staircase and chandeliers, regale the opulence of the French Renaissance period. The captivating ambiance coupled with a lineup of the best acts and artists makes the Orpheum one of the best places to discover in Madison.