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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
  • Power Hour at The Backline Comedy Theatre

    Mar 18, 2022 Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
    The Backline Comedy Theaters Power hour is packed with Nebraska’s greatest comedians doing their BEST material. Each comedian only has three minutes to impress the crowd, and land the chance to come