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 THE B SIDE

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Weekend Primer with Bach Mai

September 19 | 7:00 to 9:00pm

Weekend Primer is a monthly event that combines community, advocacy, and you!

Come get your weekend started off right with free food and local music! This month we are joined by BACH MAI!

Free food provided by Benson businesses!

$5 cover at the door with all proceeds going towards making comfort kits for victims of trauma.

Come hang, feed your body and do a little good with and for your community!

All ages.
Full bar available.

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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.