Ticket sales
only provide a portion of our funding. We rely on the generous contributions of our patrons to keep the lights on at Blackfriars.


Join us! Blackfriars has an opening for a Development Manager. Learn more about the full time position and apply to join the Blackfriars team.


PUSH Physical Theatre brings their dynamic artistry to the Blackfriars stage in an adpation for Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll & Hyde.

Welcome to Blackfriars Theatre

Blackfriars Exterior

Blackfriars invites you to our intimate theatre located in Rochester's "Theatre Row" along Main St. We are now in our 66th season of providing quality theatrical entertainment to the Greater Monroe County and Finger Lakes region. Our location.

Blackfriars Theatre produces 7 productions each year (6 per season, and 1 special summer show). Our theatrical season starts each fall and runs through May. Our committed group of performers, technicians and volunteers are proud to bring live entertainment in the form of dramatic and musical productions to our local community in western New York.

Our Philosophy

Beehive the 60s Musical

Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for over 60 years in downtown Rochester, New York. Our mission has been to provide the best possible showcase for actors and actresses, theater artists and technicians who have chosen to make Rochester their home. Many of our family have moved on to acting and technical roles in regional theatre, Broadway, movies and television - a testament to the training Blackfriars provides.

Blackfriars is a member of:

     Rochester Business Alliance Member Company

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