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“Great old theater”

Omaha Performing Arts
Ranked #2 of 14 Concerts & Shows in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Omaha Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the lives of the citizens of Omaha and surrounding communities through the presentation of the finest local, national and international artistic performances. We are committed to: the stewardship and management of the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center; the presentation of a variety of the finest performing arts events; and education and community involvement programs to support, enhance and expand appreciation for the arts.
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a beautiful old theater with gorgeous ceilings and details throughout, that has a wide variety of shows and a pretty good view from most of the seats (we've been in row 1 and the last row in the balcony but never super far to the side). There is a parking garage across the street and loads of restaurants within walking distance and the staff is very friendly and efficient. The drawbacks to all that old time charm include long lines for too few bathrooms during intermission and seats that are very small and some that are not in good shape (they have announced a renovation of seating which may be complete already) and pretty steep and narrow isles and stairs. Stick to the main floor if you have any balance issues or trouble with stairs. We try to catch several shows a year and are always happy with the venue!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Annie2222017
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is an old school theatre, perfect for musical and dramatic performances, as well as spoken word settings (like stand up comedy). I've sat in the expensive seats and the cheap seats and have enjoyed myself every time. The interior is beautiful and the acoustics are good everywhere except some places in the middle level. I stay away from there because the sound doesn't travel as well, making it hard to hear. Given the choice, I'd sit on the ground or upper balcony level. After performances (or before), it's fun to go to Wilson and Washburn for a beer and good pub fare.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

If you are looking for a dressy affair this is it. Plush theatre. great performances. Dont miss any plays etc at this place.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

We have season tickets and often invite family along for a special night out. Preformances are professionally done and the building itself is worth a visit. Beautifully restored.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Brian S
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Be transported back in time with an evening at the Orpheum, where it feels like live entertainment deserves dressy clothes and dinner out!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank mbkfreein2003
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