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The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-4849


Regular Season

Our regular season includes seven shows selected to appeal to a wide range of tastes and ages. While many shows feature well-known storylines and characters, we also offer shows designed to stretch your artistic experience and introduce young people to new forms of theater. Each regular season show lasts approximately one hour without an intermission. Regular season shows feature open seating, which means guests choose their seats upon arrival.

Premium Event Shows

The Rose presents two premium event shows each season. These shows often feature the latest theatrical hits, larger casts, live orchestras, more complex staging and an overall enhanced theater experience. Premium shows typically run about two hours and include an intermission. Our two premium event shows feature assigned seating.

2019-20 Premium Shows:

  • Elf: The Musical
  • The Sound of Music

Special Event

As a special event in 2020, The Rose presents the world premiere of Howie D: Back in the Day, a semi-biographical story about Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough and his experience navigating the challenges of middle school. This shows will feature live original music, celebrity casting, reserved seating and a whole lot of star-powered fun! 

2020 Premium Show:


The Rose is proud to offer young theater-goers a unique opportunity to experience the theater arts. Our FIRST STAGE productions are perfect for preschoolers, children with special needs or sensory needs, or others who desire a gentler, more interactive and personal performance. Our FIRST STAGE productions feature:

  • Interactions with performers
  • A smaller theater space where kids are part of the action
  • Flexible seating in chairs, on the floor, on benches, etc.
  • A “shush-free” environment
  • Minimal lighting changes or periods of complete black-out
  • Few, if any, loud sounds
  • A whole lot of imagination and fun!

Presented in the intimate setting of The Rose’s Hitchcock Stage (a smaller theater space located on our 4th floor), FIRST STAGE allows children to become completely absorbed in the theaterical experience. We encourage interaction with the performers and invite your family to tear down the fourth wall and become a part of the performance.

New this season: Discover all The Rose has to offer our youngest theater-lovers with a FIRST STAGE+ PACKAGE that gives families tickets to both First Stage shows and access to sample dance and drama classes. Click here for more information.

Teens ‘N’ Theater

The Rose’s Teens ‘N’ Theater series features theater for teens, by teens. The Rose produces five teens-only shows each season. Teen participants are given opportunities to act, direct, write, design and stage manage the shows. The result is a stunning season of exceptionally fresh, thought-provoking and genuine work. Teens ‘N’ Theater shows are presented live on The Rose’s Hitchcock Stage. Tickets are $10.