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The Backline Comedy Theatre

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A home for all comedy in Omaha. Improv, Standup, and Sketch. Whether you're looking for game-based longform improv(UCB-style,) standup, or sketch comedy, you'll find Nebraska's best comedians every Thu-Sat downtown, just outside the Old Market. Mostly adult-humor, both silly and smart, plus some of the cheapest beer downtown. (This is also our Training Center, for those interested in learning improv and sketch.)

Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: Tue (7-10) Wed (7-10) Fri (7-11) Sat (7-11)
  • Price: Weekend Shows- $10 /Weekday- FREE - No drink limit.
  • Season: Year-Round
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Rental Price - Rental
  • Rental Price: $25-200
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Facility Info
  • Description Small, intimate theater with a stage.
  • Largest Room 1200
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3000
  • Space Notes We also offer team building workshops and corporate training.
  • Theatre Capacity 42
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Classroom Capacity 42
  • The ARENA at The Backline

    May 14, 2021 Recurring weekly on Friday
    The ARENA is Omaha's #1 improve competition, pitting together two improve teams to find out which Omaha team is the best. Each competition is followed by a performance by previous champions who get
  • After these Messages - Comedy & Commercials

    Jul 17, 2021 Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
    After These Messages is a stand-up comedy show that brings you some great jokes and bizarre retro commercials. See some of the best local, regional and national stand-up acts make fun of commercials