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“The Shelterbelt, simply put, is leading the way in Omaha as a true champion of (truly) new American plays.”

  -A.P. Andrews, Abby in the Summer, 2014

SEASON 31 • 2024


We are Shelterbelt.  We are possibilities.  Come play with us.

Featuring the best of our local playwrights and playwrights with local roots.

Announcement Soon!


October 6 - 29, 2017
The Best of ShelterSkelter

by Rob Baker • Joe Basque

Molly Campbell • Julia Hinson  Jeremy Johnson • Daena Schweiger

Scott Working • Aaron Zavitz


directed by Kaitlyn McClincy, Jayma Smay and Elizabeth Thompson


You asked for it and we brought Shelter-Skelter back to life - the eerie, the funny, the dark and spooky! Be sure to catch this limited edition Skelter, in honor of our 25th Anniversary! We don’t know when it’ll appear again in this dimension... 

January 26-February 18, 2018


by Amy Elizabeth Schweid

directed by Elizabeth Thompson

music direction by Jamison Figueroa


In a small lonely town, sits Rhodes Bar, the only place with live music for miles. Joss, a grave, young musician trailed by the phantom of her past, winds up at Rhodes and gets entranced and inspired again by Sarah — a hauntingly beautiful girl who can no longer share her music. A story of life, death, and the fear of sharing who you are with the world.

April 20-May 13, 2018


by Don X. Nguyen

directed by Roxanne Wach


Somewhere in the Gamma Quadrant, a distress signal calls...   Sam Wisher returns home to Riverside, IA at the urgent request of his sister. There, he discovers Jules and their father, John, have built a holodeck and John has locked himself inside for 2 weeks. Jules and Sam must rescue their father before they lose him forever.  THREE TO BEAM UP is the story of a man who believes he is the captain of a Federation Starship and the children that fight to keep his feet firmly planted on Earth. 

• For reservations: purchase online with credit card (click on

   "view  event" to choose your date) OR  

   OR  402-341-2757.  



   Thursday/Friday/Saturday performances: 7:30 pm

   Sunday performances: 2 pm   


Plays:  $25 - general  $20 - students, seniors 65+


Musicals: $35 for general  |  $30 for student, senior 65+


 The theatre lobby opens an hour prior to curtain time.  The house

   opens for seating 30 minutes prior to curtain time.


 We accept cash, check or credit card at the door. Credit card    

   reservations may be made in advance at our online box office.  


• Beer, wine, water and soda are available for purchase and may    

   enjoyed in the theatre.


 We are not a full-time staffed box office.  We are all volunteers

   here.   We appreciate your patience.  If you have questions about

   your reservation, please contact:


There is ample free parking in our main lot North of the building.

 Our facility is fully ADA accessible.  Wheel chair/Limited mobility 

   seating is available in our front row.


 Seating is first come, first served, unless we have over 40

   reservations, and then we will create a seating chart to

   accomodate all our patrons.  If you require first row seating for

   any reason, please tell us and we will reserve seats for your party

   for that performance.  If you have a group who wants to sit  

   together and can't make one reservation, let us know and we'll

   help.  Just email


 Reservations are honored until 10 minutes prior to curtain.  If

   you're not there AND there's a waiting list, then your reservation

   may be given away at the discretion of the house manager.  


 Reservations cannot be guaranteed if made via email or phone

   2 hours pre-show time. 


 If you miss a performance you paid for, we will try to reschedule

   your reservation for another night. If  you're unable to attend,

   please email: and we will convert your

   payment to a tax-deductible donation. All reservations are held

   until 10 minutes before showtime.  We are unable to offer

   refunds, unless we have cancelled a performance. 


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