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Skyview Terrace, Capstan Lounge now open at Holland Performing Arts Center

Jul 17, 2018, 16:00 PM by Kelly Bartnick


Skyview Terrace Rooftop Bar and Capstan Lounge are two new amenities available to the public at Holland Center

The public can now get a front-row seat to view Omaha’s vibrant downtown skyline, courtesy of Omaha Performing Arts. Skyview Terrace and Capstan Lounge are two new patron lounges opening Monday, July 16 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 12th and Douglas.

Skyview Terrace, located on Tier Two, the highest level of the Holland is a newly constructed blend of indoor/outdoor space. Patrons can order their favorite drink while enjoying a panoramic view of Omaha under the stars.

The outdoor ambiance of the Skyview Terrace is enhanced by comfortable seating, plants and flowers.

The bar will offer a variety of drinks including signature and specialty cocktails, beer and wine and small plates for purchase. 

Capstan Lounge, located on Tier One of the Holland, is an additional patron area overlooking the open Mammel Courtyard. It will be open one hour prior to all Holland Performances. Capstan also has a full bar with a variety of drinks available for purchase. Lounge seats and tables have been added to the indoor and open outdoor areas. Capstan’s outdoor lounge will be open July 16 through September 27, 2018 and on additional performance nights, weather permitting. The indoor lounge and bar will be open year around when there is a performance at the Holland.  

Both Skyview Terrace and Capstan Lounge can be rented by outside groups. They are available for cocktail receptions, small dinners, private events, special occasions and more. For more information call 402-345-0202 or online at

Skyview Terrace and Capstan Lounge were made possible by a donation from Todd and Susan Johnson whose generosity also made NRG Energy Ovations lounge and Zinc restaurant in the Holland lobby realities. Capstan Lounge is named in honor of Johnson’s company, headquartered in Minnesota where he is chairman and CEO. The lounge name is drawn from the nautical world and is a reference to teamwork and inclusivity. Johnson is a member of Omaha Performing Arts’ Board of Directors. 

“We believe it’s important for Omaha Performing Arts to provide outstanding patron amenities at the Holland Center,” Johnson said. “The lounges are a wonderful opportunity for us to continue this support,” he added. “It’s our privilege to provide these enhancements so that everyone can enjoy this one-of-a-kind view of downtown Omaha.” 

 “We are always looking for ways to enhance patrons’ experiences in our venues and these two new lounges are great additions to the Holland as well as downtown Omaha,” said Joan Squires, president of Omaha Performing Arts. “These outdoor spaces are a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Holland’s architecture and also see Omaha in a new way,” Squires continued. “We’re grateful to Todd and Susan Johnson and appreciate their vision of providing additional patron amenities,” she said. “We welcome everyone to the Skyview Terrace and Capstan Lounge.”