Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for more than 50 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 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.