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.


May 20th

Omaha Gives! is a 24-hour online giving event in May celebrates non-profiits across the Omaha Metro!

The goal of Omaha Gives! is to inspire our community to come together for 24-hours to give as much as possible to support the work of public 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the metro area.

On May 20th we want to play virtual TAG with you!


Give to Benson Theatre via www.omahagives.org


Challenge three friends to give by tagging them on social media to give to Benson Theatre as well


Then change your profile pic to show others how you helped support Benson Theatre


Check out our event on Facebook!