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RBTL's Auditorium Theatre
Ranked #37 of 148 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: The Rochester Broadway Theatre League (RBTL) owns and operates Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre. The Auditorium Theatre is home to a full season of touring Broadway shows, and also hosts a number of live concerts, comedy and dramatic events throughout the year. RBTL’s mission is to provide opportunities for all people to experience, understand and enjoy the best in arts and performance through its education programs, events and activities. To fulfill its mission, RBTL strives to offer diverse performances that reflect the highest standards of excellence, and to make those performances accessible to the broadest possible audience.
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Very nice venue. Easy to get to,ample parking,clean and historic building. Plenty of room for seating. We were there for "Rain" and the acoustics were good. Very efficiently managed.

Thank jpc0398
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Went to opening night of Sister Act. The show was great ! This is an older theatre , but everyone there does a great job. It would be a shame to lose this classic place.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

I've been to quite a few shows here over the years, and have never had a bad seat! We sat in pretty much the last row in the balcony for a Jeff Dunham show a few years ago, and they were still decent! The lobby gets packed to ridiculous levels before / after the show and intermission; a lot of people trying to get to the bathrooms or concessions or merchandise. Like to the point I'm surprised the Fire Department hasn't been called...the concessions are inexpensive, the bathrooms are clean, the ushers know where they're going, and the building itself is beautiful. Parking, however, is not free. A few businesses next door will cram as many cars in as they can at $5-10 a vehicle; my advice is to park at Village Gate and walk the 3 blocks; it's free, well lit, and there are a quite a few dining options there before or after the show.

2  Thank FFEMT74
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

The Auditorium Theater on Main Street in Rochester, NY is a large, but not particularly grand, theater. From the outside, the building looks like a former high school, and indeed may have once been one. I understand that the seating has gone through a transformation recently. But you wouldn't know it by sitting in the theater. The seats are uniformly cramped with little leg room and even less hip room. I don't understand why suburban movie theaters charging $!0 a film can have superb wide cushioned seats that have plenty of leg room, and the Auditorium Theater which charges $60 a show cannot.

However, I have seen a couple of plays there recently, and Ghost: The Musical was a truly excellent musical play. The original score, the book, the singing, special visual effects, and the acting were all perfect!

2  Thank Doug F
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

My Family and I recently visited for the Jim Brickman concert. We had a wonderful experience. My daughter in law is hearing impaired and the theater staff went above and beyond to make our visit the best. We had some difficulty with Ticket Master setting up an interpreter but the theater staff took care of everything for us. Don't miss your favorite artist at this venue.

Thank ccp6908
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