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875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605

Year opened: 1928

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The Auditorium Theatre was built in 1928, and has become the area's go-to venue for large Broadway shows. The Auditorium Theatre also holds a variety of other events such as rock, classical, comedy, R&B, dance and children's shows. The Theatre is owned by the Rochester Broadway Theatre League. The venue has always hosted large-scale productions, but over the years it has added dramatic productions, comedy shows and musical concerts to its regular events.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

    Dec 3, 2015

  • Blue Man Group

    Feb 10, 2016

  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    Opens Mar 08, 2016

  • Matilda - The Musical

    Opens Apr 12, 2016

  • Dirty Dancing

    Opens May 10, 2016

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

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December 3, 2015

Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with the richness of Russian classical dance to make the Great Russian Nutcracker a unique performance not to be missed!

Blue Man Group

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February 10, 2016

Blue Man Group takes its high-octane theatrical experience on the road. If you've neven seen them, it's a must-see. If you're already a fan, don't miss it! In this spell-binding show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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March 8-13, 2016

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful is the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', we learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.

Matilda - The Musical

April 12-17, 2016

Matilda is a story about dreaming big, even though you may just be little. This hit musical is based on Roald Dahl's much-loved book of the same name, which tells the tale of an extraordinary child with hideous parents and an even more horrible headmistress. The production is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company - a winning combination earning it four awards at the 2013 Tonys!

Dirty Dancing

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May 10-15, 2016

Dirty Dancing treats you to an unprecedented live experience, exploding with achingly cool music, romance, and above all, sensational dancing. This touring production hews closely to the movie, packing in all its anthemic songs and cheesy one-liners with aplomb. It delivers everything the audiences can hope for - lots of sexy dancing and plenty of rock 'n' roll!

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