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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Ragged Company

Saturday, Aug. 18
9:00pm

Join us for an evening of roots and Americana with one of Omaha’s favorites.

Doors open at 8:30pm | suggested donation at the door

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Hadden Sayers

Wednesday, Aug. 22
6:00pm

Benson Theatre welcomes Texas guitar star Hadden Sayers to The B Side of Benson Theatre for a solo acoustic show in advance of his September double CD release.

Doors open at 5:30pm | $20 in advance and 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.