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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RABBIT HOLE: A Curious Story Hour

Join Alice as she explores the Rabbit Hole, a space for storytelling on a theme. In a Moth like story slam you will enjoy listening or telling a series of original stories based on our monthly theme. Come to listen or live to tell!

This month’s theme is FAN-FICTION.

 

HOW IT WORKS:

*Tellers bring a prepared story based on our theme

*Storytellers sign up at the beginning of the night

*8 tellers are drawn at random as the night progresses

*Tales must be told, not read

*All tales must be as true as it was to you

*No props, music, or notes

*All tales must be told with respect (this is a safe place that values creativity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility.)

Sign up starts at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm! FREE and open to all!

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