The Rochester Auditorium Theatre is a historic building in the Neighborhood of the Arts, a vibrant arts district in Rochester, New York. Erected in 1928, the auditorium is the site where Rochester's theater enthusiasts experience Broadway-quality productions of shows like The Lion King, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. Built in 1928, the Rochester Auditorium Theatre began as a Masonic Temple. From the very beginning, the temple's interior auditorium served as a hospitable venue for traveling theater troupes, a tradition that continues. The venue is also noted for being home to an original Wurlitzer 4/23 theater organ, rescued from the downtown RKO Palace Theater shortly before its demolition. Each year, special Wurlitzer events showcase the organ played by world renowned organists. StubHub is your source of premium Rochester Auditorium Theatre tickets.
Where can I park for Rochester Auditorium Theatre events?
Attendees of Rochester Auditorium Theatre events can park in Pike Lot 1. This lot is only available for select performances. Purchases on the night of Rochester Auditorium Theatre events aren't accepted. You must purchase a spot beforehand or use the cash-only lots located in the back of the theater.
What about Rochester Auditorium Theatre tickets for accessible parking?
You don't need special tickets for accessible parking, which is located directly behind the auditorium. There is an accessible side entrance for your convenience. The auditorium proper is equipped for wheelchairs and transfer seating, and there are accessible restrooms in the main lobby.
Is there comfortable Rochester Auditorium Theatre seating for very small children?
There are booster seats available on a first-come basis, free of charge. Ask an usher on the night of the performance. According to general Rochester Auditorium Theatre seating and admissions guidelines, it's inadvisable to bring children under 6 years old to Rochester Auditorium Theatre productions unless the production is a children's show or contains content that is kid-friendly. Regardless of age, children in attendance require their own tickets for Rochester Auditorium Theatre seating.
Can you bring bags or food into the theater?
Large bags, backpacks, outside food and outside drinks are not allowed inside the theater. The staff also subjects all bags and coats to light, sight-only inspections. For your enjoyment, the Rochester Auditorium Theatre boasts lobby concessions selling alcoholic drinks, beverages and snacks.
What other resources are there for people who are differently abled?
Rochester Auditorium Theatre has sign language interpreters, audio descriptions and assisted listening devices for the hard of hearing. The resources are free of charge, but some of them only occur on certain dates. For example, audio descriptions were only available during Sunday matinees during recent seasons. Call ahead to confirm dates before purchasing your tickets.
Can you take photos or make videos of performances?
Taking photos and or recording performances is prohibited unless otherwise noted. Exceptions are only made for credentialed members of the press who agree to observe certain guidelines for documenting Rochester Auditorium Theatre productions.Back to Top
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