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 THE B SIDE

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Thrivent Financial Presents: Financial Happy Hour

September 12 | 7:30 to 9:00pm

Come network and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while learning how Thrivent can help your small business or non-profit!

People don’t enter the small business/non-profit world for the paycheck, however they often leave because of it.

Whether it’s through establishing employee benefits or simply providing financial education, we are here to help small business owners and non-profit directors take care of themselves and their staff so they can continue to draw and maintain talent and feel confident in their mission.

Free for all!

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NEWS

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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.