Omaha Performing Arts announces Steelhouse Omaha
Steelhouse Omaha arrives in downtown Omaha. Omaha Performing Arts has announced the name of a new live music venue that will open in mid-2023 during the groundbreaking ceremony. The new concert hall is part of an expansion project of the O-pa Arts and Entertainment campus near the Dutch Performing Arts Center, providing flexible space to accommodate audiences of 1,500 to 3,000 people .
Omaha Performing Arts President Said: Joan Squire. “Once opened, Steelhouse Omaha will be able to transform our city’s music scene and attract fans from across the region to enjoy a variety of music options.”
Steelhouse Omaha will be built between 11th and 12th Avenues between Dodge Street and Capitol Avenue. Flexible seating and a unique design attract popular performers who may not include Omaha in their concert tour schedules. The unique performance space also offers artists and local organizations the opportunity to present new and innovative programs in a non-traditional layout.
“Omaha is once again transforming our downtown core into an exciting destination that supports and inspires the next generation of citizens and visitors,” said Omaha Mayor Jean Stozart. “Omaha Performing Arts’ commitment to expansion through Steelhouse Omaha creates a tremendous public, private and not-for-profit partnership that we have created to ensure continued growth and success across the city. I will strengthen it. “
The Kiewit Building Group started to prepare the site last summer. Architects for the project include Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership), the original designer of the Holland Center, and Holland Basham Architects of Omaha.
“It is our great pleasure to work with O-pa to create a campus that expresses the richness and breadth of their mission, starting with the Dutch Center and sharing it with a wider audience,” said AIA. Said designer Stephen PDChu. , Director of Ennead Architects. “Steelhouse Omaha offers a more industrial design language and a truly flexible space to meet the future needs of touring artists, arts organizations and a new generation of spectators.
The Omaha Performing Arts Board has approved the construction of a $ 103 million site, including $ 1.1 million in public funding from the city of Omaha.
“This new venue is an important investment to strengthen O-pa’s commitment to expanding its presence downtown and providing a great venue that attracts artists from all over the world,” said Omaha. The vice-chairman of the Performing Arts Council, Jack Coraleski, said. “Steelhouse Omaha was perfectly suited to many other exciting changes happening on the riverside and couldn’t go any further for the community. Thank you to donors for making this possible. I can’t wait for the grand opening. In 2023. “
Omaha Performing Arts is Nebraska’s largest arts organization, welcoming more than 500,000 people to the Dutch Performing Arts Center and the Orpheum Theater each year. The organization’s annual financial impact is $ 48 million. A recent UNL Economic Impact Study determined that this expansion would attract an additional 155,000 people downtown, bringing O-pa’s annual economic impact to a total of $ 61 million.
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