Voice of the City
Welcome to Benson Theatre! Our home was built in 1923 as a vaudeville theatre. In its day, vaudeville – which translates to 'voice of the city' – was a meeting place, an inclusive form of theatre that flourished especially in New York, where it fostered cultural exchange among the city's ethnic groups.
Our Roots
The Benson Theatre first operated as the Benalto Theater from 1923 to 1926. It could seat an assembly of 400 for vaudeville performances, film screenings and community events.



GIVING TUESDAY with Chip Davis!

December 3 | 5:30-8:30 | FREE!

Help the Benson Theatre purchase and install an Audio Induction Loop System!

Give where you live this Giving Tuesday!
As part of a city wide initiative, The Benson Theatre has joined with other non-profits and Share Omaha for 24 hours of giving and doing good!

This year the Benson Theatre Project is raising funds for the purchase and installation of an audio induction loop system.

What is it?
A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. Having this system will offer the opportunity to make so much more of our amazing programming more accessible and better serve our community!

How can you help?
-Spread the word!

Check out and share our Giving Tuesday profile on Share Omaha!

-Donate to our campaign directly here.

-Choose a gift to donate from our Amazon Wish List here.

-Come check out our open house and see what we have in store for 2019!


Help Open Our Doors

A $3 million capital campaign is under way to renovate 6054 Maple Street and build out our staffing and programming. Consider a donation today! For more information, contact Benson Theatre Executive Director Amy Ryan at info@bensontheatre.org.