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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Brad Colerick

Saturday, Sept. 22
8:00pm

With Steve Hanson and Jim Pipher. Billboard Magazine called Colerick “one of a baker’s dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world.”

18+ | $16

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Filipino Kamayan Feast Pop-Up

Wednesday, Oct. 3
6:30pm

“Kamayan” is a Filipino word that means to “eat with your hands.” Presented by Tayo.

$30 per person | purchase tickets here

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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.