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

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Omaha Gives! Open House and Laugh-a-Thon

May 22 | Noon to 10pm

Spend Omaha Gives! at B Side this year! Our open house runs from noon to midnight. Come by, have a drink and hang out. From 6:30 to 9:30pm, Omaha’s one and only Matt Geiler will host our first ever Laugh-A-Thon from 6:30 to 9:30pm. It’s also your opportunity to test your comedy chops…you can take the stage and tell us a joke!

Convenient parking behind B Side. See you there!

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Help Open Our Doors

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.