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BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to announce Season 33: Embrace. After so much separation and isolation, we are thrilled to welcome you back to a full season of transformative live theatre. After more than a year of disruption and awakening, how do we begin again? How do we embrace the lessons from a long season of the unknown and emerge more focused, more present to one another, and more committed to driving change in our community? How do we show up for one another, gather with joy and purpose, bringing our best selves and best work?

Season 33 embraces the very best of original, contemporary, and classic work, exactly what you’ve come to expect from Omaha’s Premier Professional Theatre. Our new season also fully embraces our commitment to creating a thriving, equitable arts scene in Omaha. Join us in embracing compassion and justice, join us in embracing extraordinary art and the artists who create it, join us in embracing a stronger sense of community.

As caretakers of our mission, as partners in our work, as our most important collaborators…we embrace you.

With gratitude,

Susan Clement
Producing Artistic Director

BLUEBARN Theatre’s guiding principals are to provoke thought, emotion, action, and change through theatre. Over the past week, both nationally and locally, we have been tragically reminded why those principals are so essential. In his seminal 1996 speech ‘The Ground on Which I Stand’, August Wilson said “I believe in the American theatre. I believe in its power to inform about the human condition, I believe in its power to heal, ‘to hold the mirror as ’twere up to nature,’ to the truths we uncover, to the truths we wrestle from uncertain and sometimes unyielding realities.” As we face the unyielding realities of injustice, racism, violence, brutality, and murder, BLUEBARN is committed to making sure all people have a voice on our stage, to uncovering the truths that bind us together, and to facilitating action, change, and healing.


Red Summer Script

In September of 2019, BLUEBARN produced Red Summer, a new work by Omaha playwright Beaufield Berry.  

“When I wrote Red Summer last year, I delved into a world of job shortages, incendiary headlines, corrupt governments both national and local, weaponized white woman tears, nationwide race riots, Black PTSD and mental health and an unprosecuted lynching in downtown Omaha. It was set in 1919.” 

PDFBeaufield has graciously allowed us to share her script with you. 

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BLUEBARN is committed, no matter the circumstances, to keep telling stories. We are working to support the artists and create the art that will embrace our current reality and illuminate the path forward.

BLUEBARN Theatre is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Thank you for your generous support!


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Stage Your Next Event Here

The BLUEBARN Theatre is one of “The Best Things America Built in 2016” and is the perfect environment to host your next private, community, or corporate event.   Learn more…

Outdoor covered patio
Unique stage for presentations
BlueBarn's stage can be quite unique for presentations (90 seats)

We’ve played host to seminars, retreats, book-signings, weddings, and receptions…: to say nothing of our indelible theatre productions.

If you are looking for that rare and wonderful venue for your special event, the BLUEBARN would be honored to have you as our guests.

Blu News:

The Best Things America Built in 2016

Slate Magazine has published a list of “The Best Things America Built in 2016” and the BLUEBARN Theatre made eighth on the list! We’re right alongside the new Smithsonian building and several other fantastic creations.

Read the article!

Single Ticket Prices:

$35.00 for General Admission

        $30.00 for Healthcare Workers/Military/Educators

The BLUEBARN Theatre is wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, let us know when you make your reservation so that we may be able to adequately assist you.

Before you come down to the BLUEBARN, please read the information we’ve put together on the Plan Your Visit page.

For Tickets

Contact us at 402-345-1576 ext 0 during Box Office hours:
10:00am–4:00pm, Monday–Friday. Office closed Saturday–Sunday.