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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Kris Lager Residency

Thursday, Feb. 21 + 28
7:00pm

Kris is spending his February close to home with a 4-show residency each Thursday night this month. He’ll be solo on guitar and piano, playing new tunes and telling stories.

$10 | purchase tickets here

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Humans of Tel Aviv Gallery Salon

Saturday, Feb. 23
7:00pm

A collaboration of the Benson Theatre Project, the Jewish Federation of Omaha and the Nebraska Writers Collective. Join us for authentic Israeli cooking demonstrations and tasting, storytelling, open mic and readings of renown Tel Aviv poet Amos Oz. Full bar available.

$10 per person

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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.