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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Classical Sunday Series

Sunday, Dec. 16
7:00 to 9:00pm

Join the Chinook Collaborative for its monthly residency! Darci Gameri, David Downing and William Wolcott perform a mixture of styles and configurations.

$15 | doors open at 6:30pm

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Open Coffee After Hours: Refugees

Monday, Dec. 17
6:00pm

Presented by live402. Host Rachel Fox will discuss who refugees are and how they get to Omaha. Lacey Studnicka will share information about refugee resettlement and how you can help welcome those who seek safety in Nebraska. Free, seating is limited to 50 participants.

Doors open at 5:45pm | reserve your ticket here

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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.