795 E. Main Street

Rochester, NY 14605

Blackfriars Theatre

Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for 73 years in downtown Rochester. Our mission is to enrich, entertain and inspire our community through exceptional theatrical arts while engaging local talent. We champion the ideals of diverse and challenging storytelling, and we passionately invest in the talent of local artists. We aim to be the leader for small, professionally-minded, artistically-ambitious community theatre in Monroe County. Each year, Blackfriars Theatre reaches approximately 9,000 patrons through our artistic and educational programming. Our audiences hail mainly from Monroe County, but each production regularly draws patrons from the surrounding counties as well, serving the citizens of Western and Central New York. Blackfriars also serves roughly 120+ Rochester-area artists each year with performing, designing, directing and technician opportunities on all of our productions. All ROC the Day donations made to Blackfriars Theatre on November 29th will directly support the Theatre's artistic and educational programming during the 2022-2023 Season as we continue to build our audiences and operations back up to pre-pandemic levels. And THIS YEAR, your ROC the Day gift will go twice as far, thanks to a matching grant from Kellie and Craig Ronald, who have graciously agreed to match any ROC the Day gifts - dollar for dollar - up to $1,000!

We focus on: Arts and Culture, Community Benefit and Economic Development

Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

We have a matching grant!

The Kellie & Craig Ronald Matching Challenge

All ROC the Day donations made to Blackfriars Theatre on November 29th will be DOUBLED (up to $1,000) thanks to a matching gift from Kellie & Craig Ronald!


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