Blackfriars Theatre: off-broadway meets main street



If you love off-broadway, unique theatrical productions - Blackfriars Theatre is the place for you.

Blackfriars Theatre Spring (Photo courtesy Blackfriars Theatre)

This building that once held a car wash for buses, has now been home to Blackfriars for the last 4 years. But don't think that this is a new theatre... Blackfriars is going into its 65th season this Fall - one of the longest running of its kind in Rochester.

Enter Blackfriars Theatre Most recently before moving into this spot on Main Street they occupied rehearsal space in Christ Church and performed in the Xerox Auditorium Theatre. And yes, since day one Blackfriars has been located in the city - and we love this! They love being in the city as well, "the cultural center of Rochester".

Once you step inside, you'll quickly notice that even in the last row... you're never more than a few feet from the performance. Every seat is a great seat.

Inside the Theatre And just like most theatres, a lot happens backstage to make each performance the best it can be.

Behind the Scenes Dressing Room - Wigs This theatre and its performances are truly a product of passion - not only do the staff members run the theatre, a lot of them perform as well. Blackfriars Theatre is made up by members of the Rochester arts community. They are truly Rochester's premier theatre for local talent. With 6 plays each year (5 per season with 1 special summer show), there's bound to be a play - if not all of them - that you'd enjoy!

It's amazing to watch this stage transform for so many different productions. Here's a glimpse of some previous production sets:

Boeing Boeing:

Boeing Boeing (Photo courtesy Blackfriars Theatre)

Steel Magnolias:

Steel Magnolias Set (Photo courtesy Blackfriars Theatre)

The HOT L Baltimore:

The HOT L Baltimore (Photo courtesy Blackfriars Theatre)

Tuesdays with Morrie:

Tuesdays with Morrie (Photo courtesy Blackfriars Theatre)

Already know you'll love every show? We recommend going the route of a subscription. Not only will you save over 20% on the the price of the individual tickets, you get the chance to reserve your seats for every show of the season! They offer several different packages, so contact Blackfriars for more information.

There are 2 shows left to go for this season, don't miss out - enjoy the art, talent, and passion of Blackfriars Theatre.

Blackfriars Theatre at night

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