Located on East Main Street, on "Theatre Row", you'll find RAPA: Rochester Association of Performing Arts. RAPA is "Upstate New York’s oldest and largest professional school of performing arts for all ages having served our Greater Rochester Area since 1978" (via RAPA Website).
Inside you'll see the hustle and bustle of a performing arts school, as they primarily train students in theater, dance, and music. Here, students young and old, have opportunities to learn and put that learning into action on stage.
On our tour we were lucky enough to sit in on a rehearsal for In the Heights, an upcoming production.
These are definitely passionate and talented students...
RAPA holds spring break camps, summer camps, college prep workshops, and even private lessons for voice, drums, piano, and acting.
From the outside you may not realize how big this building is. Inside you'll find three rehearsal and studio spaces along with RAPA's East End Theatre (with dressing rooms), and all of these are even available to rent.
RAPA also partners with many area community organizations, all promoting the arts in Rochester. They love being a part of the city and being a place where diverse and different students can come together to learn from each other. Whether you're taking a class or taking in one of many amazing performances (they're also a big venue for the Fringe Fest each year!) we hope you're able to enjoy all RAPA has to offer.
Details: RAPA Website