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.

Benson Theatre is suspending hosting, programming and all public gatherings at B Side of Benson Theatre until May 1st. 

We will assess the safety of the community, staff, and volunteers in consideration of future public events at that time. The decision is an easy one to make, as it is
our utmost priority to create a safe community space within Benson and the Omaha metro.

We are acting out of an abundance of caution and concern for our guests and community partners. 

No cases of COVID-19 have been traced to the Benson Theater. During this time, Benson Theatre will continue to provide for the safety of our guests through an intense cleaning of all spaces.

We will continue to be available via email (info@bensontheatre.org)
and telephone (402-991-4333
for your questions and normal business, as we move forward with programming development and preparations for our upcoming renovations.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!