How Are the Rococo and Bourbon Theatres Doing?

November 17, 2010 at 2:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

My question is pretty much as the title says: How are the Rococo Theatre and Bourbon Theatre doing these days? I haven’t heard much about either one in ages. Part of that is the fact that I’m not the target audience for many (most?) of the shows at either one, and part is that I tend to ignore local entertainment news during the college soccer season because I’m too busy to participate anyway.

So for those of you who have been to either one lately, how are they looking?

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Nikkidemas November 17, 2010 at 3:14pm

The only time in recent history that I’ve been to the Rococo was for wedding receptions.

Jen E November 17, 2010 at 3:32pm

My husband is going to Ron White at the Rococo tomorrow night.  I’ll let you know what he thinks.  Rococo is usually off my radar screen too, which is kind of a shame.  It’s a gorgeous place with a lot of potential.

Gene November 17, 2010 at 5:55pm

I think the Bourbon is doing pretty well.

Josh November 17, 2010 at 6:50pm

The Bourbon seems to be doing pretty well. I’m new to town, in my 2nd year of grad school, and it seems like the level of talent, and the frequency in which they get it is increasing. Also, some of the initial big names they attracted seems to be returning. So it seems as though it is beneficial those acts return here and not Omaha when they come back ‘round this area.

Karin Dalziel November 17, 2010 at 6:50pm

Have not been to the Rococo in a long time (shows there are generally of the expensive variety) but I go to the Bourbon every once in a while for a local show. I don’t get out for local music events as much as I’d like. 

Two events I have really enjoyed at the Bourbon and which it seems particularly well suited for are Ignite Lincoln ( and Pecha Kucha ( Both events focus on a series of lightning talks (5-6 minutes each) by local activists, artists, and others. For instance, the first Ignite Lincoln featured police chief Tom Casady talking about how he incorporates data into his police work. (videos from Ignite Lincoln are online: Each speaker gets a set number of slides which will auto advance after a preset amount of time.

I’m glad the Bourbon is around to host events like this, and I hope it continues to do well.

JT November 18, 2010 at 1:43pm

The Bourbon is really rocking. Hold Steady was there Tuesday which is their biggest name show yet. They also renovated their front room to make a small stage venue. The Rococo, well, I’m not really sure about them. It’s an awesome venue. Not sure if they’re still having issues with their neighbors.

Kristi November 18, 2010 at 3:22pm

I saw Micheal Franti at the Rococo last month - - It was nice, quite a few people, i wish they had more shows there - The table setup can be a bit awkward, but the venue is great overall.

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