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The Performing Arts in the Finger Lakes


Morgan Opera House

370 Main St., 2nd floor

Aurora, NY 13026


A variety of forms of entertainment, including opera, instrumentalists, children's theatre, and historical lectures.


Auburn Players Community Theater

197 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021


Affiliated with Cayuga Community College, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious community theatres in the country.

Auburn Public Theater

108 Genesee St.

Auburn, NY 13021


One of the newest theatre companies in the country, Auburn Public Theater offers a variety of productions, including plays, musicals, and comedies. The building also includes a cafe, art gallery, black box theatre, and cinema.

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Emerson Park, Rt. 38A

Auburn, NY 13021


Professional musical theatre in the historic carousel building on Owasco Lake.



2679 State Route 352

Big Flats, NY 14814

Multifaceted entertainment facility with a full service restaurant, a banquet room, upper deck, outdoor pavilion, and a nationally recognized concert facility with 2 stages.


171 Cedar Arts Center

171 Cedar St.

Corning, NY 14830


Multifaceted center providing dance, theatre, improv as well as art gallery, and classes.

Corning Civic Music

P.O. Box 1402

Corning, NY 14830


With more than 80 years to their credit, Corning Civic Music presents a variety of musical styles in a fall-to-spring series. Their six-concert season is rich, offering the premier musical talent of today and the rising stars of tomorrow in a world-class live performance venue. Performances are held at the Corning Museum of Glass.

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

1 Cedar St., P.O. Box 15

Corning, NY 14830


A fully professional regional orchestra, OSFL provides inspiring performances of all the major orchestral repertory.


Cortland Repertory Theatre

Edward Jones Playhouse

Dwyer Memorial Park

Little York, NY 13087


Professional theatre presenting quality musical and dramatic performances.


Cantata Singers

various venues

Elmira, NY 14902


Free concerts of great classical choral works.

Clemens Center

207 Clemens Center Parkway

Elmira, NY 14902


Providing a wide variety of quality performing arts programs, including touring Broadway shows, dance, international orchestras, comedy clubs, as well a quality children's theatre.

Elmira Little Theatre

1000 Laurel St.

Elmira, NY 14904

Since 1944, ELT has produced a wide variety of entertainment, including comedy, farce, tragedy, and drama--the common theme always being the human condition.

Gibson Theatre

Elmira College

One Park Place

Elmira, NY 14901


A variety of preforming arts programs including music, dance, and theatre.

Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre

Clemens Center

207 Clemens Center Parkway

Elmira, NY 14902


The resident classical ballet company of the Clemens Center.


Gates Community Theater

Gates Chili High School Auditorium

910 Wegman Rd.

Rochester, NY 14624

585-247-6100 ext. 234

Offering drama, comedy, and musicals.


Geneseo Community Players

Alice Austin Theatre

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY 14454


Presents well-known modern works.


Geneva Theatre Guild

Geneva, NY 14456


Presents drama, comedy, and one-act plays at various venues in the area.

Headless Sullivan Theater

427 Exchange St.

Geneva, NY 14456

Geneva's only absurdist theatre, bringing new theatre to new people in new spaces.

Smith Opera House

82 Seneca St.

Geneva, NY 14456


An eclectic mix of quality films, dance, and music.


Greece Summer Theater

Greece Olympia High School

1139 Maiden La.

Greece, NY 14616


Musicals presented by the Greece Performing Arts Society.


Keuka Lake Players

P.O. Box 631

Hammondsport, NY 14840


A rural community theatre group formed to inspire community involvement in every aspect of live theater, the Players perform year-round with three major shows and a one-act festival.


Irondequoit Theatre Guild

Broadway musical productions.


Actors' Workshop of Ithaca

Risley Theatre

Risley Dr.

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853


Students performing a cornucopia of comedic and dramatic scenes, one act plays, and monologues to showcase what they have learned throughout the semester.

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

116 N. Cayuga St.

Ithaca, NY 14850


Classical chamber music of the highest quality.

Cornell Savoyards

Kulp Auditorium

Ithaca High School

1401 N. Cayuga St.

Ithaca, NY 14850


Ithaca's Gilbert and Sullivan company.

Cornell University Center for Theatre Arts

430 College Ave.

Ithaca, NY 14853


Housed at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts on the Cornell University campus, this regionally recognized cultural facility acts as a teaching and performance facility. Its three theatre performance spaces offer a variety of works.

Dillingham Performing Arts Center

Ithaca College

953 Danby Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850


Clark Theatre can seat 280 in the round, while Hoerner Theatre presents a 520-seat proscenium-style venue with a Broadway-sized stage.

Hangar Theatre

Taughannock Boulevard (Rt. 89) at Cass Park

607-273-8588/800- 284-8422

Located in a converted airplane hangar, the Hangar has provided professional theatre since 1975.

Kitchen Theatre Company

417 W. State St..

Ithaca, NY 14850


Dynamic group of actors perform bold and brash works in a 99-seat theatre.

The Readers' Theatre of Ithaca

The Space @ Greenstar

700 W. Buffalo St.

Ithca, NY 14850


A raw experience stripped down to the actors, scripts in hand, allowing the members of the audience to use their imaginations to fill in the gaps.

The State Theatre

109 W. State St.

Ithaca, NY 14850


Wide range of performing arts, including Broadway hits, classics, comedy, well-known singers, instrumentalists, and dance troupes.


Old Havana Courthouse Theatre

408 W. Main St.

Montour Falls, NY 14865


The grand theatrical tradition comes alive with dasterdly villians and fainting heroines. Four one-act plays per season.


Bristol Valley Theater

151 South Main St.

Naples, NY 14512


Professional theatre offering a mix of music, mystery, and drama. Season runs from June through October.


Ti-Ahwaga Community Players

42 Delphine St.

Owego, NY 13827


Cabaret-style theatre, performing comedies, musicals, children's shows, concerts and dramas.


Pittsford Musicals

Pittsford Mendon High School

Pittsford, NY 14534


Only the best in musicals.


Gatesinger Company Ltd.

Gates Hall

4107 Lake Rd.

Pultneyville, NY 14538


The Gatesinger Company, Ltd. is the non-profit umbrella organization for the Pultneyville Civic Light Opera Company and YouTHeatre Productions. They present modern interpretations of well-known works.


BellAdele Productions

500 Hinchey Rd.

Rochester, NY 14624


Productions written and starring Adele Fico.

Blackfriars Theatre

795 E. Main St.

Rochester, NY 14605


Mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for more than 60 years with comedies, dramas, and musicals.


Feinbloom Center for the Arts

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester

1200 Edgewood Ave.

Rochester, NY 14618


Home of "Unleashed!" improv troupe and theatre productions by the latest Jewish playwrights.

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre

20 Windsor St.

Rochester, NY 14605


Live, professional, not-for-profit theatre, producing musicals, comedies, dramas, new works, and cabaret artists in a year-round, repertory schedule.

Everyone's Theatre Company

The JCC Hart Theatre

1200 Edgewood Ave.

Rochester, NY 14618


Provides a variety of theatrical experiences, including dinner theatre and open-air productions.

Garth Fagan Dance

50 Chestnut St.

Rochester, NY 14604


Internationally known troupe of contemporary dancers under the direction of award-winning dancer Garth Fagan.

Geva Theatre Center

75 Woodbury Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14607


The most attended regional theatre in the state and Rochester's leading professional theatre, Geva has 2 stages that showcase a wide variety of theatre, including American classics, musicals, children's theatre, and improv comedy.

A Magical Journey Thru Stages

875 E. Main St.

Rochester, NY 14605


Rochester's premier youth theater performs musicals and plays featuring some of the brightest young stars of the Greater Rochester Area.

Mercury Opera Rochester

26 Gibbs St.

Rochester, NY 14604


Professional opera from classical to modern.

Off-Monroe Players

Salem United Church of Christ

60 Bittner St.

Rochester, NY 14604


Rochester's Gilbert and Sullivan company.

PUSH Physical Theatre

Theatre that's eminently accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds while being profoundly transformational.

RAPA PLayhouse

727 Main St. East

Rochester, NY 14605


RAPA provides professional training in dance, theater, and music for those pursuing careers or for personal enjoyment.

Rochester Broadway Theatre League

Auditorium Theatre

885 E. Main St.

Rochester, NY 14605


RBTL provides a wide variety of quality performing arts programs, including touring Broadway shows, at various venues in the Rochester area.

Rochester City Ballet

1326 University Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607


Contemporary ballet, often with live music. Venues vary.

Rochester Community Players

Award-winning group in existance for more than 8 decades, RCP has put on more than 600 productions at both indoor and outdoor venues.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

108 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14604


Founded by George Eastman in 1922, the RPO performs more than 140 classical, pop, family, and free concerts per year.


"...we promise you the most spectacular children’s theatre in town..."


Seneca Community Players

91 Cowing St.

Seneca Falls, NY 13148


The best in American drama and musicals.


Appleseed Productions

Atonement Lutheran Church

116 W. Glen Ave.

Syracuse, NY 13206


Award-winning, non-profit dessert theatre.

Gifford Family Theatre

LeMoyne College

1419 Salt Springs Rd.

Syracuse, NY 13214


Professional theatre for children and families designed to enrich, empower, and entertain young audiences through the creation of innovative theatre of the highest caliber.

Landmark Theatre

362 S. Salina St.

Syracuse, NY 13202


Full schedule of live performances by the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, touring Broadway shows, and a wide variety of renowned musicians. 

Oncenter Complex

800 S. State St.

Syracuse, NY 13202


Three theatrical venues in one cultural complex, the Oncenter offers lectures, concerts, dramatic presentations, poetry readings, dance, and films.

The Palace Theatre

2384 James St.

Syracuse, NY 13206


A variety of musical concerts and events in a historic theatre seating 1,300.

Red House Arts Center

201 S. West St.

Syracuse, NY 13202


A variety of events from musical concerts to classical theatre. Art gallery on the second floor.

Salt City Center for the Performing Arts

204 Lincoln Park Dr.

Syracuse, NY 13203


The non-profit center houses two theatres, a shop, dance studio, lounge, offices and classrooms. Activities include theatrical presentations, a Youth Theatre, outreach programs, apprenticeship training, classes in the arts, and special events.

Syracuse Civic Theatre

John Mulroy Civic Center

203 Revere Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214


Produces spectacular family musicals, cutting edge contemporary plays, and introduces theatre to over 8000 middle and high school students each year through its School Dramatic Series.

Syracuse Opera

411 Montgomery St., Suite 60

P.O. Box 1223

Syracuse, NY 13 201


Upstate New York's only year-round professional opera company.

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival

517 Stinard Ave.

Syracuse, NY 13207


Shakespeare plays for adults and children. Put on the annual Shakespeare in the Park series.

Syracuse Stage

820 E. Genesee St.

Syracuse, NY 13210


Professional theatre offering 8 works each season. 

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

411 Montgomery St., Suite 40

Syracuse, NY 13202


Plays 193 classic, pop, and family concerts locally and nationally per year, including Carnegie Hall.

Syracuse Talent Company

NewTimes Theatre, Art & Home Centre, NYS Fairgrounds

581 State Fair Blvd.

Syracuse, NY 13209


A variety of Broadway hits.


Waverly Storefront Theatre

324 Broad St.

Waverly, NY 14892


Venue for films, concerts, lectures, presentations as well as popular theatrical productions.


Webster Theatre Guild

P.O. Box 670

Webster, NY 14580


Great musicals for more than 30 years.


Updated 16 February 2014








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