Named in 1972 for its location at the center of the “Ge-nesee Va-lley,” the Geva Theatre Center is now the cultural heart of Rochester, and one of the most widely attended theatres in New York state. Housed in a former 1868 Armory Building, Geva is indeed a ‘theatre center,’ with a thriving theatrical calendar encompassing seven mainstage productions, a Comedy Improv series, an acting academy, and a Second Stage, playing host to intimate productions and readings of new works by emerging playwrights.
Recent theatrical highlights on Geva’s stages include the world premiere production of the new musical Rooms by Paul Scott Gordon, a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and acclaimed revivals of contemporary classics like Sweeney Todd, Fences, and American Buffalo. Other yearly traditions include the troupe’s Spring Festival, which gives back to the community by showcasing the works of talented college students, and the hosting of outstanding productions by other area theatres.
Geva Theatre Center Information
- Public Transportation: Accessible by bus
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Performance/Programs: Schedule is Tuesday through Sunday.
- Admission: Single tickets $22-$65. If available, Section B balcony tickets are sold at half-price on the day of show. $8 Student Rush tickets available for all non-sold-out shows.
- Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
- Subscription/Memberships: 6-show Season Ticket Packages are $94.50–$283.50. Discounted season ticket packages available for Students, Seniors, and Young Companions (aged 5 thru high school, accompanied by adult subscription). Subscriber benefits include unlimited free ticket exchanges and Missed Show Insurance. Flex Tix package of 6 vouchers are also available for $234 ($198 for students/seniors).
- Other Benefits: Contributors who donate $250 and more qualify for complimentary tickets and drink coupons.