Omaha Performing Arts (O-pa.org) is excited to announce that Steelhouse Omaha, located near 11th and Dodge St., will have its grand opening weekend starting May 12.
The venue, which will hold up to 3,000 people when it opens, is being developed in a former parking lot between Dodge St. and Capitol Ave., east of 12th St., across from the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Steelhouse Omaha will offer a midrange concert venue for shows too large for the Orpheum Theater and too small for the CHI Health Center. The facility is the latest part of Omaha Performing Arts’ planned expansion of its arts and entertainment campus near the Holland Center. The project was designed by Ennead Architects in partnership with local firm Holland Basham Architects.
The announcement came less than a week after Omaha Performing Arts said it is adding a new $103 million Center for Arts Engagement to its downtown campus. The new facility will be built on the east side of the Holland Center. Fundraising is underway to cover the costs of the building.
The Center for Arts Engagement will sit on the green lawn space between Dodge and Douglas streets. Omaha Performing Arts said it will fill the need for additional rehearsal, workroom, and classroom space.