The Colonel Mustard is a house. A two-story, mustard-colored Victorian built by a crotchety old Nebraska historian named Albert Watkins. Built in 1887, the house is the eleventh oldest house in Lincoln, Nebraska. It serves as the headquarters for the nonprofit, and occasionally it serves as a stage, storage area, and recording studio, as well. A variety of people involved with the Mustard's productions have lived in the house since 2007. 

The Colonel Mustard is also a community of friends who strive to love wholeheartedly and live creatively. In addition to our productions, we enjoy hosting potlucks and other celebrations of friendship at the Mustard. We also like raptors, but not in the kitchen.

All of the musicals, attic plays, and backyard performances put on by the Mustard are accomplished with hours upon hours of planning, writing, meeting, talking, and laughing. Many people put in an enormous amount of hard work for these shows to seem like they just magically come together at the last minute.

Throughout the months and weeks leading up to large-scale Mustard productions, you will no doubt find any number of Mustardians building large set pieces, painting unique props, fashioning colorful masks, acting out various scenes for a rehearsal, eating a shared meal, or working together on a side project. No one is paid to do this work, and no one is charged to attend a Mustard show. The Mustard operates completely on donations of time, talents, and money.


The Colonel Mustard makes art that is surprising, inspiring, and accessible. We encourage creative collaboration and the continued growth of a diverse arts community in Lincoln, Nebraska.