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Old School Shakespeare Omaha: Julius Caesar

Friends, Romans, Party People – we can’t wait to go on this adventure to the ThunderRome with you! Come out to the 1st performance at Benson Theatre to catch us…

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“Penguin in Your Ear” written and performed by Eliza Bent

Watch Eliza Bent, downtown experimental New York theatre scene mainstay perform her latest stand-up adjacent work-in-progress. Brought to you by Great Plains Theatre Commons. Eliza Bent is a playwright, performer,…

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My Name Is…Voices of the Trans Community

Agribella Orbis, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open dialogue and sharing stories for crucial societal conversations, is proud to announce its upcoming fundraiser titled “My Name Is…”. The event,…

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The Benson Theatre is located at 6054 Maple St, in the heart of historic Benson’s arts and entertainment district. The 8.700 square foot facility has a seating capacity of up to 168 and is easily configured to host a variety of events. Take advantage of our professional on-site staff and our state-of-the-art audiovisual system. Bar service and Catering Room are available

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Featured News

BT Announces New Programming for 2024!

Every year as a Non-Profit, a community center and a team passionate about the arts we collectively learn something new. 2023 was about continuing growth and building a strong foundation…

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A Theatrical Marvel Returns with an Enchanting Twist: Benson Theatre and Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Present “Holiday Lights: Winter’s Wonderful Gifts”

Step into the magical world of collaborative theater this holiday season as Benson Theatre and Brigit Saint Brigit join forces to present a heartwarming, unique, locally-written tale of how families…

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BFF unveils new banner art on the block.

2023 marks the fourth year of the banner project, which is a collaboration between Benson First Friday, or BFF, the Benson Business Improvement District and the Benson Creative District.

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Benson Theatre’s mission is to engage, enhance and enrich the community through educational and artistic experiences.

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Call for volunteers!

Art pulls communities together, binding our creativity to our roots in ways that can fuel change, bolster resolve, and inspire new ideas. Be a part of our mission to enrich and engage the communities of Omaha and offer a safe space for everyone by becoming a volunteer at Benson Theatre. There are many ways to give your time, from ushering patrons to their seats for a local, one-of-a-kind show, to setting up our beautifully restored theatre space for movies, performances, concerts, classes, and more. Discover a new way to give back to your community in the heart of historic Benson! We can't wait to hear from you.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer group, please email volunteer@bensontheatre.org, or click "Volunteer" below.


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How You Can Help

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Benson Theatre relies on the generosity or our community to support our mission and newly renovated facility. We invite you to join us in bringing community-centered artistic and educational experiences to the Benson neighborhood by making a contribution to our work.

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