A thriving community center, the Flying Squirrel is located on the historic Clarissa Street in Rochester. The center is a meeting point for artists and performers from the community who indulge in exchange of ideas and display their art works for the audiences. Here, one can attend the art exhibitions or watch the performances of local musicians and dancers, thus offering a wide range of cultural events. Apart from this, the center also hosts conferences, lectures, open mic nights and other events.
Home to the Rochester Americans, this multi-purpose arena can play host to a number of events be it wrestling, concerts, musical and even figure skating. The Blue Cross Arena has played host to a number of events and sporting spectacles with some of the most celebrated sportsmen and musicians making appearances here. With a number of restaurants and attractions nearby, this is a good place to enjoy a game or an event at. Complete with state-of-the-art facilities this versatile venue manages to organize some of the grandest events with great élan. In fact, at Blue Cross Arena you can even rent a suite, check their website for more details.
Located in Rochester, the Water Street Music Hall is one of the premier music venues in the state. Awarded the “Best Live Music Club” and “Best Live Entertainment Venue” by the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle's People's Choice Awards in 2002, 2003 and 2006, this venue is quite popular. Celebrities have been spotted here and star performers have entertained audiences with dazzling gigs. The Water Street Music Hall also has one of the longest bars in the city; it stretches the full length of the room so there's plenty of room for those looking for premium drinks and cocktails. There is even a balcony area where you can relax and enjoy the entertainment.
This place has the largest seating capacity of any venue in Rochester. Built in 1972, it is actually a three-theater complex that presents world classics, musicals, satires and contemporary work. The Elaine P. Wilson Main Stage has a seating capacity of 550, the Ron & Donna Fielding Nextstage can accommodate 180 and the Geva Comedy Improv can seat 70. Some of the famous works presented here are 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare, 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, and 'Other Island' by George Bernard Shaw.
Housed inside the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Theatre is a performance space. This magnificent 3094 seat theatre was originally built by George Eastman to promote dance, music and acting. The students of the school use this space to showcase their talents. Over the years they have shared the stage with some of the world's best artists, including Leonard Slatkin, Sir Georg Solti, Christoph von Dohnányi, Igor Stravinsky, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Williams and Bob Brookmeyer. The Eastman Opera Theatre presents fully staged operatic productions in the Spring. It also is the principal hall for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.