Dear O-pa Community,  

I hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe.  Although we've said it before - all of us here at Omaha Performing Arts truly miss you. We can’t wait to see performers back on our stages and audiences in our seats once again. As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, I wanted to share an update on what measures O-pa is taking to reopen our venues safely. 

Our focus is on keeping our artists, patrons, staff and volunteers safe.  Thanks to Douglas County and the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds, Omaha Performing Arts received funding to enable us to make some necessary changes and enhancements at the Holland Center and Orpheum Theater to mitigate the risks from COVID-19.   

As we work on re-opening our venues, here are some of the changes you can expect when  you return: 

  • Enhanced Cleaning & Sanitation - Electrostatic technology disinfecting large common areas, enhanced sanitizing of high touch surfaces with hospital grade disinfectant and hand sanitizing stations throughout the venues
  • Heating and Cooling System– Upgrades to air handling units includes bipolar ionization filtering out viruses through ventilation
  • Staff Precautions –Staff and volunteers are required to wear face masks and receive temperature checks.  Anyone with a temperature above 100° or experiencing symptoms will not be permitted on-site 
  • Touchless Experience - Faster and more efficient entry into the venues with touchless security checks, ticket scanning and cashless transactions 
  • Social Distancing – Social distancing guidelines and mask requirement will be followed per city ordinance. 

Watch this video to get an inside look at our reopening efforts.  

We look forward to welcoming you back, and will share more details at When you return, we want everyone who comes to the Holland and Orpheum protected and safe.  And most of all, to join us to again experience the power of the performing arts - onstage and in person.  


Joan H. Squires

President, Omaha Performing Arts


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