Omaha Performing Arts (O-pa) is dedicated to creating a vibrant arts and entertainment experience in Omaha and the region. Since our inception, O-pa has grown to become the largest arts institution in Nebraska. We have had over 5.5 million visitors to our venues the Holland Performing Arts Center and Orpheum Theater over the past 18 years, and opened our third venue, Steelhouse Omaha, on May 12, 2023. Annually, O-pa hosts more than 550 events in its facilities and presents world-renowned artists and productions in jazz, dance, touring Broadway, concerts, family shows and more. These activities generate $61M in annual economic impact. O-pa’s venues consistently rank among the top venues in the country and world. With a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA), the organization strives to reach all parts of the community.
O-pa's mission includes enriching the community through education
and engagement initiatives. Each year, we involve more than 100,000 students
and adults in a variety of programs including student matinees, master classes,
Disney Musicals in Schools, Musical Explorers, the Nebraska High School
Theater Academy, Voices AMPLIFIED! and more. In the last 18 years, we’ve touched the lives of more
than 875,000 students and adults!
Creating extraordinary experiences that engage, inspire and connect.
The mission of Omaha Performing Arts is to enrich the community through:
Omaha Performing Arts assumes management of the Orpheum Theater and makes a multimillion dollar investment to renovate the Orpheum.
Omaha Performing Arts opens Ticket Omaha.
Skylink completed connecting the Orpheum Theater with the Omaha Public Power District parking garage.
Grand opening of the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Administrative offices in the Holland Center completed.
Disney’s THE LION KING breaks Orpheum Theater Box Office records.
New stage floor installed at the Orpheum Theater.
Anne Thorne Weaver Lounge opens at the Orpheum Theater.
Broadway’s WICKED plays to sold-out audiences in the Orpheum Theater.
Orchestra Gathering Room named for Tim and Teddi Slattery.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs at the Holland Center.
Cassling Education Center opens at the Holland Center.
Omaha Performing Arts assumes production and presentation of Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing.
Holland Center kitchen completed.
New stage rigging installed at the Orpheum Theater.
Grand opening of NRG Energy Ovations bar and lounge at the Holland Center.
Digital marquee installed at Orpheum Theater.
Holland Center Arrival Plaza heating installed.
Launch of Nebraska High School Theater Academy in partnership with The Broadway League.
Ambassador (ushers) Gathering Room at the Orpheum completed.
Omaha Performing Arts initiates the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards program.
Orpheum Theater Entrance Lobby is named in honor of the Lauritzen family.
New sound system installed in the Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Center.
Grand opening of Zinc restaurant at the Holland Center.
Refurbishment of the John and Carmen Gottschalk Founder's Room.
Naming of the courtyard in honor of Carl G. Mammel.
Naming of the Star Artist Suite in honor of Sue Morris.