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The Omaha Community Playhouse is the largest community theatre in the nation, features local talent both on stage and behind the scenes and achieves production values comparable to a professional theater. The Howard Drew Theatre is a flexible Black Box theatre space with approximately 200 seats. The Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre is a classic proscenium style theatre with 560 seats. The Omaha Community Playhouse offers over 10 productions in their annual season with multiple special events. For 92 years, the Playhouse has been a cultural gem in the city of Omaha.

Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: Wed-Sat/7:30pm; Sun/2pm
  • Price: $28-$42/adults depending on production and day
  • Season: Aug-July
  • A Christmas Carol

    Nov 21, 2019

    It just isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol! Experience Omaha’s favorite holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Yesterday And Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

    Nov 22, 2019

    Cap off 2019 with a shot of Beatlemania—courtesy of the brothers McGuigan! Yesterday and Today is the smash hit, all-request Beatles show that the audience controls. With no two shows the same,

  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Jan 17, 2020

    Winner of five Tony Awards®, A Raisin in the Sun confronts life in South Side Chicago through the Younger family. the looming fear that an unexpected insurance check may be their only chance, the

  • Native Gardens

    Feb 14, 2020

    When Pablo and Tania purchase a new home in a well-to-do white neighborhood, the couple next door offers a friendly welcome. But when a laughable property line disagreement turns into an all-out turf

  • Once

    Feb 28, 2020

    Winner of eight Tony Awards® and based on the Oscar®-winning film, Once is the tale of unexpected love between an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant. The score—featuring the Academy Award®-winning

  • Bright Star

    Apr 17, 2020

    Inspired by real events, Bright Star is a story of enduring hope woven through time and set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. With a bluegrass score that will seep

  • For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday

    May 1, 2020

    For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday follows 70-year-old Ann and her four siblings as they face the loss of their father. As the siblings revisit their childhood, the audience gets a glimpse at what it

  • The Color Purple

    May 29, 2020

    Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg, The Color Purple is a coming-of-age story set in rural Georgia told through jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues with powerhouse vocal