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Venues: Performing Arts

The Arts & Cultural Council Artists Issues Committee compiled the following list to share performing venues with artists. If the listed information is inaccurate or you think we should add other new spaces, please call the Arts & Cultural Council at 473-4000 to make the changes.

Compiled by: Artists Issues Committee, Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester

Major Performing Arts Venues

Public Buildings and Smaller Facilities


Major Performing Arts Venues

Arena at the War Memorial (12,000)
100 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14614
Contact: Jeff Calkins, General Manager
(585) 546-2030 

Auditorium Theatre (2500)
875 E. Main Street|
Rochester , NY 14605
Contact: John Parkhurst
(585) 325-7760 x 233

Blackfriars Theatre (120)
795 E. Main Street|
Rochester , NY 14605
Contact: John Haldoupis
(585) 454-1260 box office

Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC)
4335 Lakeshore Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 758-5300
www.cmacevents.com

Downstairs Cabaret (100)
20 Windsor St.
Rochester, NY 14605
Contact: Chris Kawolsky
(585) 325-4370

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Eastman Theatre
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Eastman Theatre -(3094)
Cominsky Promenade - (400)
Kilbourn Hall - (459)
Contact: Andrew Green
(585) 274-1100

Everybuddies Theatre Company
Arc of Monroe County
985 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 672-2228
www.everybuddiestheatrecompany.com

Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center
(2,200 seats;10,000 w/lawn)
FLCC Main Campus, Lincoln Hill Road
Canandaigua, New York 14424
(585) 222-5000

Garth Fagan Dance Studio
50 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 454-3260
www.garthfagandance.org

Genesee Country Museum
PO Box 310
Mumford, NY 14511
Exhibition Hall -(500)
Education Center Auditorium - (200)
Contact: Reservations Director
(585) 538-6822 

Geva Theatre
75 Woodbury Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14607
Mainstage - (552)
Contact: Administration
(585) 232-1366 

Harro East Theatre & Ballroom
155 North Chestnut
Rochester, NY 14604
( theatre -1,000, cabaret style 510)
Contact: Debby F letcher
(585) 454-0230

Hochstein Music School
50 North Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14614
Performance Hall - (900)
(open Jan. 99)
Taylor Auditorium - (100)
Contact: Danielle Varenka
(585) 454-4403  

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Jewish Community Center
1200 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Contact: Tom Clark
(585) 461-2000 ext. 246
Alfred & Ida Hart Theatre - (306)

Memorial Art Gallery
of the University of Rochester
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Auditorium - (296) - nonprofits only
Green Room - (100)
Vanden Brul Pavilion-(250)
Cutler Auditorium - (400)
Contact: Paula Zahniser, Events Coordinator
(585) 473-7720 ext. 3006 

Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Theatre-(578)
Contact: Jean Cray
(585) 292-2175 ext. 580

Multi-use Community Cultural Center
142 Atlantic Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 244-0960
www.muccc.org

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
116 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Ingle Auditorium - (500)
Panara Theater - (500)
(585) 475-5012

Nazareth College Arts Center
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Main Auditorium - (1100)
(2) Small Auditoriums - (198, 191)
Contact: Terry Meyer
(585) 389-2174

RIT Orchestra
College of Liberal Arts
92 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
Contact: Mr. Michael Rhuling
(585) 475-2014
[email protected]
www.people.rit.edu/ritorch

Rochester Association of Performing Arts
(RAPA) (185)
727 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Contact: Judy Andreano
(585) 325-3366

Rochester City Ballet
1326 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 461-5850
[email protected]
www.rochestercityballet.org

Rochester Museum and Science Center
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14603
Eisenhart Auditorium - (400)
Strasenburgh Planetarium - (229)
Contact: Anita Angelico
(585) 271- 1880

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
108 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 454-7311
www.rpo.org

Shipping Dock Theatre
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Black Box Theatre- (110)
Contact: Fran & Barbara Biddy
(585) 385-8400

Strong Museum, Auditorium (290)
One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: Gina Penny
(585) 263-2700

SUNY Brockport
Brockport, NY 14420
Contact: Richard St. George
(585) 395-2478
Tower Fine Arts Theatre - (400)
(Not usually rented out)

Theatre on the Ridge (2200)
Kodak Park
200 Ridge Road West
Rochester, NY 14692
Contact: Patty Jacox
(585) 588-2662

University of Rochester -River Campus
Rochester, NY 14627
Strong -(1000)
Hubbell Auditorium - (500)
May Room, Wilson Commons -(400)
Contact: Nancy DeLong
(585) 275-2330

UPStage3 At The Aud
Capacity 250
875 East Main Street
3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: Linda Crandall-Mars
(585) 247-9288 or (585) 704-9288

Visual Studies Workshop
31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Performing Space - Available in 1999
Contact: Nathan Lyons
(585) 442-8676

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Performing Arts Venues
Public Buildings and Smaller Facilities

Amanda Rose Belmont Dance for Joy Center
4 Elton Street
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 442-7196
www.dfjballet.com

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
1225 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 424-4310
www.cutarug.com

Asbury First United Methodist Church (900)
1050 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact:Carol Martin
(585) 271-1050

A Time For Dance
3240 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 889-7920
www.atimefordance.com

Bailey Slipper Shop
52 Main Street
4Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 637-6690
www.baileyslippershop.com

Baker -Cederberg Museum Archives (125)
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
Contact: Phil Maples
(585) 336-3521

Bernunzio Uptown Music
122 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 473-6140
[email protected]
www.bernunzio.com

The Bop Shop
274 N. Goodman St
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-3354
www.bopshop.com

Brockport School of Dance
67 Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 637-6233
www.brockportschoolofdance.com

Burhyte Ballet School
72 North Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 637-6580
www.burhyteballet.com

Bush Mango Drum and Dance
34 Elton St
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 235-3960
[email protected]
www.bushmango.org

Center at High Falls
60 Browns Race
Rochester, NY 14614
Seneca Room - (150)
Contact: Mark Lista
(585) 423-0000

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Christ Church (400)
141 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
Contact: Maryanne Sickels
(585) 454-3878

Country Dancers of Rochester
United Methodist Church
1124 Culver Rd.
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 469-5042
www.rochestercontra.com

Dance Center Of Performing Arts
259 East Main Street
Avon, NY 14414
(585) 226-3250

DancEncounters
1115 Main Street East
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 473-8550
www.dancencounters.com

Dance Emporium
4580 Avon Caledonia Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585) 226-8610
www.avondanceemporium.com

Dance Expressions of Dance by Lisa
131 Martha Street
Spencerport, NY 14559
8585) 352-0877
www.expressionsofdancebylisa.com

Danc'letics of Rochester
1100 Long Pond Rd, #LI1
Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 723-9582
www.dancletics.com

Danforth Community Center
200 West Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611
Contact: Kathy Warren
(585) 428-6746

Dazzle School of Visual and Performing Arts
110 Webster Avenue
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 288-0050
www.dazzleschool.org

Dryden Theatre
Eastman House
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-4090
www.dryden.eastmanhouse.org

Edgerton Community Center (200)
The Starlight Ballroom
41 Backus Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Contact: Chris Sosolski
(585) 428-6769

First Unitarian Church of Rochester
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610
Contact: Shirley Warren, Church Admin.
(585) 271-9070

Flower City Ballet
250 Cumberland St.
Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 325-2114
[email protected]
www.flowercityballet.com

The Gatesinger Company Ltd.
4107 Lake Road
Pultneyville, NY 14538
(315) 589-3326
www.gateshall.com

Great Lakes Productions
151 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14616
(585) 865-4200
www.joeyandmaria.com

Greece Athena High School (200)
880 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14612
Contact: Maureen Hedberg
(585) 225-9600 x 2020

Greece Arcadia High School (715)
120 Island Cottage Road
Rochester, NY 14612
Contact: Athletic Office
(585) 621-3860

Greece Olympia High School (1000)
1139 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14615
Contact: Maureen Hedberg
(585) 225-9600 x 2020

Greece Apollo Middle School (850)
750 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14615
Contact: Maureen Hedberg
(585) 225-9600 x 2020

HF-L Dance Centre Of Performing Arts
5 Norton Street
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
(585) 624-4120

Inikori Dance Studio
1060 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-6840
www.inikoridance.com

Jeannie's Dance Connection
39 King Street
Hamlin, NY 14464
(585) 964-2720
www.jdcdance.bravehost.com

Ladanse Workshop
67 Lyell Avenue
Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 352-9540
www.ladanseworkshop.com

Little Red Dancing School
1800 Lyell Avenue
Rochester, NY 14606
Contact: Ms. Lisa Allain
(585) 254-0189
[email protected]   
www.littlereddance.com

New York Academy of Dance
1308 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 621-3622
www.nyadance.com

New York Museum of Transportation
PO Box 136
6393 E. River Road
West Henrietta, NY 14586
Contact: James Dierks
(585) 533-1113

Outer Loop Theater Experience
West Outer Drive
Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 732-4709
[email protected]
www.outerlooptheater.org

Park Avenue Dance Company
15 Vick Park B
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 461-2766
[email protected]
www.parkavenuedancecompany.org

Pearce Memorial Church
4322 Buffalo Road
North Chili, NY 14514
Sanctuary -(1200)
Parmeter Hall (400-500)
Contact: Nelson Hill or Kathryn Smith Martin
(585) 594-9488

Pittsford Musicals Inc
2 Highview Trail
Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 586-1500
(585) 586-1500
www.pittsfordmusicals.org

Premier Dance Ctr.
2680 Ridge Rd W # B100a
Greece, NY 14626
(585) 225-6980
www.premierdancecenter.sitesvp.com

Record Archive
33 1/3 Rockwood St.
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 244-1210
www.recordarchive.com/contact

Rochester's Children Theatre
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 385-0510
www.rochesterchildrenstheatre.org

Rochester Historical Society (60)
485 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: Meghan Lodge
(585) 271-2705

Rochester - Monroe County Public Library (200)
Kate Gleason Auditorium
114 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
Contact: Chris Doyle, (585) 428-8325 or Gail Boldt, (585) 428-8046

St. Thomas Episcopal Church (150)
(Studio or performance)
2000 Highland Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618
Contact: Rob Ferris
(585) 442-3544

School of the Arts
45 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 242-7682
www.sotarochester.org

The Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo
439 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: Mr. Bill Edwards
(585) 461-4447

Spins Dance Studio
2503 Browncroft Blvd
Rochester, NY 14625
(585)-248-9330
[email protected]
www.spinsdancestudio.com

Spotlight Dance
2 South Main Street
Churchville, NY 14428
(585) 293-3670
www.sdawebsite.com

Studio for the Performing Arts
6730 State Rt. 31 East
Newark, NY 14513
(315) 331-9158

Studio 19 Dance
3035 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 426-7420
www.studio19dancecompany.com

Tango Cafe Dance Studio
389 Gregory Street
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 271-4930
www.tangocafedance.com

Temple Beth El
139 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610
Contact: Rabbi Raphael Adler
(585) 473-1770

Temple B'rith Kodesh (350)
2131 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Contact: Lynne Goldberg
(585) 244-7060

Theatre Young Kids Enjoy Inc
57 Everwild Lane
Rochester, NY 14616
(585) 723-6080
[email protected]
www.tykestheatre.org

Village Idiots Improv Comedy
VIP Studio, #D106
274 N. Goodman S
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 797-9086
www.improvvip.com

Writers and Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Auditorium - (65)
Contact: Vicki Files
(585) 473-2590

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