Omaha Community Playhouse

About Omaha Community Playhouse

Mission:"We Enrich Our Community through Great Theatre."

Welcome to the premier community theatre in the nation! The 1924 founders of this theatre had great vision. From day one they set our course to be different from the typical community theatre. Now in our 85th season, the Omaha Community Playhouse has taken community theatre to a level previously unachieved and unimaginable. From our national-caliber productions to a magnificent state-of-the-art facility, Omaha’s playhouse has been the product of hard work, creative talent and continued generosity.

Our professional staff works side-by-side with emerging theatrical talents and thousands of community volunteers both onstage and backstage to produce year-round entertainment. We are also supported in this mission by community individuals and corporations who consider their generosity an investment in the culture of our city.

This partnership between the Playhouse and the greater Omaha community has given Omaha a unique position in the world of community theatre.

While we celebrate the success of this theatre season after season, we remain always mindful of the community volunteers, local corporations, and, of course, our loyal audience members and donors who brought this theatre to Number 1.

This theatre has certainly come a long way since 1924, but the original commitment to presenting compelling work for the stage has always been and continues to be, the number one priority of the Omaha Community Playhouse. - Betsye Paragas Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Omaha Community Playhouse isn’t a mere building. It’s the spirit that’s been put into the Playhouse by thousands of volunteers over the years. - HENRY FONDA

Giving Opportunities:


Producing Partners (Show Sponsors) Help underwrite a Playhouse production and in return receive great marketing and ticket benefits!

Omaha Community Playhouse Foundation Endowment Ensure Playhouse entertainment and educational opportunities are available to future generations.

Adopt An Artist Fund Contributions will underwrite Artistic positions in 2009-2010 guarantying continued Playhouse artistic excellence.

Play It Forward Fund Donations will be used to provide deserving people in our community tickets to our productions.

Contributions of any amount make a difference! Please contact the Development Director at 553-4890 ext. 127 for more information on these or other giving opportunities with the Omaha Community Playhouse.

Volunteer opportunities:


Volunteers are the heart of the Playhouse. They supplement its work force and bring creative energy to the theatre. For over 85 years, they have sewn costumes and sold memberships, run lights and read lines. They have auditioned, performed, cleaned up, and carried on. Box office workers, hosts, ushers, technicians, performers, costumers, carpenters, painters, and stage crews all play critical roles in raising the curtain for each performance.

Volunteers are placed according to their interest, experience, and availability and the theatre’s needs. There’s a wealth of opportunities for participation at the Playhouse. The Playhouse needs you!

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