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Omaha Performing Arts

Address: 1200 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE 68102
Phone Number: 402-345-0606
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Omaha Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the lives of the citizens of Omaha and surrounding...
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Type: Theaters, Operas, Theater & Concerts
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.

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Nebraska, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Have been to many shows at the Orpheum and recently went to see Beauty and the Beast. We were in rows W and V I believe and on the odd side. Unfortunately, I experienced my first bad seat. My seat wasn't staggered as the others are and was directly behind the seat in front of me so I had to... More 

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have been attending great concerts and performances at the Orpheum since the 1970's. They have continued to keep this gem in great shape. Hints: 1) There are restrooms in the lowest level, utilize these when the lines are long on the main floor. 2)The coat check is located downstairs. While it has a large seating capacity, it provides the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Over the years we have been to the Orpheum Theatre for several shows, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, The Producers, and tonight The Blue Man Group (thanks to our son for buying Mom tickets for her birthday!) Great venue! Ornate and spacious. A gem in downtown Omaha!

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Omaha NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Vaudeville, movies and now Broadway-quality shows highlight the history of Omaha’s Orpheum Theater. The Orpheum opened in 1927. It was home to vaudeville performers during the early days. It became a movie theater in the 1960s. Jerry Lewis was the last known live performer in 1961, before the Orpheum transitioned into a movie house. For the rest of the 1960s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

That's was a pretty nice place, we really enjoy the time what we spent there. Highly recommended for everyone!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Shows at the Orpheum are truly an unforgettable experience. This place has both a beautiful lobby as well as theater area - a phenomenal renovation was done to really give you the sense of seeing a show in the "old days". Seating is situated so there's not a bad POV anywhere. Highly recommend seeing any of the touring Broadway shows... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a wonderful idea. Family friendly and beautiful location. Great musical bands and movies scheduled!!!

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were there for thheir Christam extravaganza 0 a night our bar none. Local and international talent - plus children as young as four on violins made this an eveing to long rmember. Too bad we had not time to sample other events. Don't miss the best theater programs ever between Broadway and LA.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I saw Wicked, which I would recommend, but I'm reviewing the orpheum not the show I saw. Parking could be a pain. We had to drive around to find a spot on the street because the garage was full. We parked a few blocks away so not a big issue except it was a 2 hour parking meter... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We attended Wicked at the Orpheum Theater in the Old Market and all I can say is WOW! This was my 3rd Broadway show that I have seen here and they just keep getting better and better! I don't think there is a single bad seat in this venue! Leg room is a little bit cramped, but you soon forget... More 

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