795 E. Main Street

Rochester, NY 14605

Blackfriars Theatre

Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for 72 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 12,000 patrons through our productions and artistic 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 30th will directly support the Theatre's artistic and community programming during the 2021-2022 Season as we get back on our feet after the COVID shutdown!

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

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


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