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Benson Theatre - thanks for renewing!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
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The Benson Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that fosters the success of artists, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and underserved populations within the historic community of Benson in Omaha, Nebraska. Our goal is to restore the historic Benson Theatre at 6054 Maple Street in Omaha to serve as a shared community space for business education and artistic performance. The Theatre will offer independent programming and serve as an alternative stage in north Omaha for existing nonprofits, schools, and performing arts organizations.

Built in 1923 as a vaudeville theater, the Benson Theatre building is currently closed to public assembly and in need of a full renovation. The nonprofit purchased the building in September 2014 and is currently raising an additional $1.5 million to fund the building renovation.

Benson is a flourishing arts and entertainment district, and the timing to restore our historic theater and bring more diverse entertainment and vital business education to our community has never been better. Your tax-deductible donation will help preserve a historic landmark and support more educational opportunities for Benson and the greater Omaha community. Help us reach our goal and donate online to the Benson Theatre. Donations can also be mailed to the nonprofit at P.O. Box 4972, Omaha, NE 68104. For more information on sponsorships, contact Benson Theatre Executive Director Amy Ryan at