Rose Theater to use former Gordmans building for youth theater academy
The theater's education program has grown nearly 10 times bigger over 10 years, so leaders signed an 11-year-plus lease on the 27,000-square-foot space at 120th Street and West Center Road.
Rose staffers are working on a renovation plan for the West Center Road building, and construction will begin soon. An industry expert said he thinks it will be one of the biggest facilities of its kind in the country.
The plans include classrooms, studios and a 200-seat performance hall.
Omaha Performing Arts buys two pieces of downtown land for possible expansion
Arts leaders say they haven’t finalized plans for the square block that now holds the group’s parking lot. The site, which was once considered as a possible headquarters for HDR, is bounded by 11th and 12th Streets, Dodge Street and Capitol Avenue.
The Omaha City Council on Tuesday approved selling the local nonprofit two slivers of adjacent city property that total nearly a quarter acre for $830,000. Omaha Performing Arts already owns the rest of the block.
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