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.

HAPPENING AT B SIDE

04.26.19

The Benson Theatre Troupe Presents: And Now A Word from Our Sponsor

April 26, 2019
7:00pm

Fran is an ordinary gal. She lives in an ordinary house and loves her stories – Price is Good, $35 Octagon, Mate’n Game. She can’t live without them! Follow her on an interactive journey and experience the excitement, ecstasy and heartbreak of her afternoon watching The Gameshow Broadcasting Channel!

$10 at the door | full bar available

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A $2.8 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.