Geva Theatre Center, Rochester’s leading professional theatre, has been at the cultural heart of the Genesee Valley for 39 years. Offering the very best in live theatre, from fresh looks at classics and musicals, to lively comedies and powerful, thought-provoking dramas, Geva has something for everyone.
Founded in 1972, Geva attracts over 180,000 patrons annually, including more than 20,000 students. The 552-seat Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage offers a wide variety of shows, from musicals to reinvigorated American and world classics. The Ron & Donna Fielding Nextstage, Geva's engaging 180-seat second stage, features fresh contemporary theatre and is also home to Geva's new play development programs, the Hornets’ Nest series and Geva Comedy Improv.
We draw upon the talent of the actors, directors, designers and writers from around the country who are shaping the American theatre scene. Geva Theatre Center also offers a wide variety of educational, community and literary programs designed to:
From the Mainstage to The Nextstage to the classroom and beyond, Geva Theatre Center is an active member of the Rochester community, offering a multitude of opportunities for our audience to get into the act.