Omaha Performing Arts is dedicated to creating a vibrant arts and entertainment experience in Omaha and the region. We have had more than 4.5 million visitors to our venues in the past 14 years. Since our inception, Omaha Performing Arts has grown to become the largest arts institution in Nebraska, dedicated to the mission to present the highest level of performing arts – the best of touring artists and productions in jazz, dance, Broadway, blues, speakers, family and popular performers at the Orpheum Theater, Holland Performing Arts Center and beyond.
Our mission also includes a broad range of education and community engagement activities that reach a wide and diverse audience across the entire state. More than 360,000 students have participated in our Education and Community Engagement programs such as student matinees, master classes, Disney Musicals in Schools, Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop® and the Nebraska High School Theater Academy. Omaha Performing Arts provides a $47.6 million annual impact on the local economy.
A vibrant destination for 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.