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


A Final Bow. Join us for John Haldoupis' final production at Blackfriars - a personal favorite about love, discovery, and moving on. Tickets on sale now.


Join Us! On March 31, Blackfriars will be sharing some exciting news. Stay tuned to learn more on March 31!

Welcome to Blackfriars Theatre

Blackfriars is proud to invite you to our new theater located in Rochester's "Theatre Row" along Main St. We are now in our 65th season of providing quality theatrical entertainment to the Greater Monroe County and Finger Lakes region. Our location.

Blackfriars Theatre produces 6 plays each year (5 per season, 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

Shakespeare's R&J

Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for 63 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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