The Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is a live, professional, not-for-profit (501-c-3) theatre; producing musicals, comedies, dramas, new works, and cabaret artists in a year-round, repertory schedule. Since its inception in 1983, the Downstairs Cabaret has made its mark in the Rochester community by producing a diverse offering of musicals and plays. Mostly known locally and nationally for developing Nunsense and producing the world premiere of Forever Plaid, the DCT has always been an important player in the development of new works.