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.



Justice of Eating

November 15 | 7:30 – 9:30pm | $10

Hunger is a problem that goes unseen in Omaha, yet so many feel its impact. Justice of Eating is a devised piece exploring hunger in our community and the larger world, giving faces and stories to something that quietly harms and haunts our community. Join us for this thoughtful collaboration between The Stephen Center, Anastasis Theatre Co and the Benson Theatre Troupe. One Night only.


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.