We are home to a vibrant mix of artful entertainment and entertaining arts.

Our contemporary art centers and award-winning museums, offer the creative embrace artists need to flourish – whether they’re internationally known or striving to get there.

And that momentous energy continues on-stage. Big name plays and musicals, local productions and acoustical wonders surround us.

We don’t go to Broadway – Broadway comes to us.


El Museo Latino

One of only 11 Latino museums in the United States.


Conceived as a gift to the community, this “open space for your mind” was founded by international artist Jun Kaneko, and his wife, Ree, and encourages creative experiences in the arts, science and philosophy.

Love’s Jazz and Arts Center

Where north Omaha jazz and jazz in American history come to life.

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum

The museums houses artifacts, photographs and documents that trace the development of the transcontinental railroad and the American West.

Joslyn Art Museum

The museum’s collection includes more than 11,000 works representing artists and cultures from antiquity to present.

Louis E. May Museum

Home of the Dodge County Historical Society and the Society’s collection of antiques and artifacts.

The Durham Museum

Celebrating our history with permanent exhibits and bringing new exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives and Records Administration and other national partners.


American Midwest Ballet

American Midwest Ballet brings the beauty, athleticism, and energy of professional ballet to audiences in the Midwest and beyond.

Film Streams

Dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form.

Omaha Community Playhouse

A nationally recognized community theater with a purpose: “To raise drama from a purely amusement enterprise into an educational, cultural force.”

Opera Omaha

Produces a season of original mainstage productions and smaller productions and musical events throughout the community.

Blue Barn Theater

A theatrical haven for actors, directors, writers and designers to collaborate.

Omaha Performing Arts

Dedicated to enriching the lives of the citizens of Omaha and surrounding communities. The organization presents the best of Broadway, jazz, blues, dance, comedy, family and popular entertainment, along with a range of educational programs and free community events.

Orpheum Theater

A former vaudeville house and home to Broadway in Omaha.

Theaters and Venues

From venues big and small, watch acts come to life.

Holland Performing Arts Center

The Holland showcases world-class performing artists and the celebrated Omaha Symphony in the 2,000-seat Kiewit Hall.

Lofte Community Theatre

Dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in creative process of live theater.

Omaha Symphony

The Symphony has been an essential resource for orchestral performances, musical entertainment, and education for more than 90 years.

Shakespeare on the Green

Presented by Nebraska Shakespeare, brings iambic pentameter to Elmwood Park every summer.

Omaha Zine Fest (n.): A cultural event in Omaha, bringing together local and regional zine makers and distributors to showcase their work.


402 Arts Collective

Creating and cultivating a vibrant network of artists who are committed to impacting the culture and serving the Omaha community.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Provides residency opportunities to artists from around the world, so that they may develop new ideas, expand their practice and engage the community.

Gallery 92 West

Organized to promote the appreciation of visual art in and around the Fremont area.

Harvester Artspace Lofts

A home for artists in the heartland.

The Union for Contemporary Art

The mission of this nonprofit organization is to strengthen the creative culture and provide direct support to local artists through a fellowship program; exhibitions; access to equipment and studio space; and professional development.

Artists’ Cooperative Gallery

An artist-run fine art gallery, the co-op balances its prime focus on the professional artist with an embrace of tomorrow’s talent.

Carver Bank

Projects spanning performance, urban interventions, micro-development, social experiments and installation.

Hot Shops Art Center

A unique offering of more than 50 art studios, four art galleries and several exhibitions spaces.

Split Gallery

A split from the traditional gallery model. We are a resource for artists who need space for their own sales, exhibitions, classes, performances, lectures, readings, workshops and other things that artists often need space for.

You can go to any old art museum just to view art, but here you can see where the ideas are made.


Art Works: a Place for Curiosity

Hands-on activity stations, all with connections to art that you might encounter in Joslyn’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

Omaha Area Youth Orchestra

6 ensembles that provide instruction and performance opportunities for over 550 students each season.

Omaha Children’s Museum

A place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play.

The Rose

Committed to enriching the lives of children and families through live theater and arts education.


We Rank – Entertainment

If you want to see, hear and feel exhilaration in action, take your seat or get on your feet, lose yourself in our collection or find your authentic voice. Greater Omaha is acclaimed performing arts centers, a world-renowned Indie music scene, world-class museums and engaging galleries – a cultural hub bringing it all together and bringing us all together.

All the World’s a Stage for Omaha’s Intimate Bluebarn

Celebrating their 30th anniversary season, The Bluebarn Theatre distinguishes itself as the only professional adult community theatre in Omaha.

Locally-owned – Aksarben Cinema

“We love living in Omaha and competing here with other theatres. Omaha is at its best – and movie-going is at its best – when every theatre is competing to make the experience as good as it can be.” – Bill Barstow, co-owner, Aksarben Cinema

Omaha’s Film Scene – Is Rolling.

Omaha native Timothy Christian dabbles in fantasy – a necessary part of the job for a busy, genre-spanning movie producer. But he’s serious about the potential reality of making Nebraska and Omaha true players in the film industry.

Entertaining. Educating. Inspiring.

Omaha Film Festival (OFF) will mark 15 years of elevating our community, filmmakers and the arts when it opens its next run on March 3, 2020.

Film Streams’ Theaters – Mission-based Alternatives to the Multiplex

Rachel Jacobson learned the value of “art sharing” from her father, the late David Jacobson: “He created this vibrancy around art sharing within our family. He was so excited about music and film and literature.”

Ragtime – Young Actress Pieper Roeder

Opening on May 31, Director Kimberly Hickman and her cast of 37 volunteer actors have tirelessly been preparing to bring Ragtime to life at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Set in New York in the early 20th century, the plot explores the serious issues of class struggles between immigrants and suburbanites while touching on themes of family, immigration, and integration.

Beyond the Masterworks

Over the last 88 years, Joslyn Art Museum has vaulted well beyond mere “attraction,” establishing itself as a priceless piece in our region’s eclectic arts and cultural array.

We Don’t Coast – We Entertain

Whether on stage or screen, entertainment in Omaha is more than an avenue for diversion; it’s one of the ways we strengthen the community.

Warren’s Weekend: Off the Beaten Path Treasures from A-Z

The Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting and event-filled weekend is the draw, but there are so many offerings in and around the region you won’t want to miss.