The new downtown music venue will open in 2023
OMAHA, Neb. (May 20, 2021) – Steelhouse Omaha is coming to downtown Omaha. Omaha Performing Arts unveiled the name for their new live music venue, which will open in mid-2023, during a groundbreaking ceremony. The new live
music venue is part of the planned expansion of O-pa’s arts and entertainment campus near the Holland Performing Arts Center and will provide flexible space to accommodate audiences of 1,500 to 3,000.
“The unique design of this venue, featuring the striking use of exterior steel cladding, will create a dynamic look that will help Steelhouse Omaha stand out in our downtown,” said Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires. “Once open, Steelhouse Omaha will transform our city’s music scene, drawing fans from across the region to enjoy a wide variety of music options.”
Steelhouse Omaha will be built between Dodge Street and Capitol Avenue, from 11th to 12th streets. The flexible seating space and unique design will attract sought after artists who otherwise might not include Omaha in their concert tour schedule. The unique performance space will also provide local artists and organizations the opportunity to present new and innovative programs in non-traditional layouts.
Kiewit Building Group began preparing the building site last summer. Project architects include Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership), original designers of the Holland Center, and Holland Basham Architects of Omaha.
“Omaha is once again transforming our downtown into an exciting destination that will support and inspire future generations of citizens and visitors,” said Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. “Omaha Performing Arts’ commitment to expansion through Steelhouse Omaha reinforces the tremendous public, private and non-profit partnerships we have created to ensure continued growth and success throughout our city.”
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