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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B Side Story Sessions

Saturday, June 2
9 to 11pm

Featuring Andrew Bailie. Stories are interwoven with a 2-hour performance, followed by a meet and greet with the artist. 18+
$10 in advance, $15 day of show

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Vaudeville Frolic

Saturday, May 26
6:00 to 9:30pm
Join us for our monthly vaudeville showcase featuring a variety of acts on one bill! Show starts at 7pm. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

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NEWS

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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DONATE

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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.

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