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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Mr. E and The Stringless Kite + Cosmic Smiths

Thursday, Oct. 18
8:00pm

Progressive, folk and psychedelic rock + stellar drum and guitar = a great night of music at B Side.

$5 donation at the door

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Katrina Burgoyne

Saturday, Oct. 20
7:30pm

Join the Australian singer/songwriter and current Nashville resident for a night of acoustic music and stories about leaving home to follow her dream.

$10 in advance | $15 at the door

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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.