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Nazareth College Arts Center

Since 1967, the NAZARETH COLLEGE ARTS CENTER has served artists, students, educators, and audiences of all ages to create, study, and experience the visual and performing arts. The Arts Center's subscription series and K-12 school series provide area residents of all ages with opportunities to experience world-class dance, multi-cultural entertainment, family programming, music, theatre, and special events. The Nazareth College Arts Center is also the performance home of the Rochester City Ballet, Garth Fagan Dance and is home to the Bach Children's Chorus.

Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 1012

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Artistic Director David Palmer stages the best of Buenos Aries’ Nuevo Tango in a hot, new ballet. Rochester City Ballet will also showcase its range with a favorite from the classical repertoire with


October 13, 2018

Equal parts gypsy jazz and low country swing, Velvet Caravan’s self-proclaimed blend of “European redneck music,” is unlike anything else you have heard.

The high-energy quintet of guitar, violin,


October 18, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Hay Fever tells the story of the eccentric Bliss family; David Bliss, a writer, his wife Judith, an actress, and their grown children Simon and Sorel. When each member of the Bliss family unknowingly


October 25, 2018

Three-time Grammy Award winner and "most respected living U.S. jazz instrumentalist" (Las Vegas Sun) Branford Marsalis comes to the Arts Center to lead his unparalleled quartet in this one-night-only


November 3, 2018

As heard on NPR’s Snap Judgment, award-winning comedians and storytellers James Judd & Jen Kober will have you in stitches with unique stories of everyday life in this comedy double-bill.

About James


November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018

SPRING AWAKENING, an alt-rock musical based on the play by Frank Wedekind, is a winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical. Deemed confrontational and controversial, the piece is adult in


November 17, 2018

The Company Men bring together a unique blend of talent, personality, and showmanship that harkens back to an earlier era, while pushing the boundaries of today’s current sound.

Uniquely blending


November 24, 2018

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas! Audiences of all ages will treasure this electrifying and magical tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless


December 5, 2018 - December 9, 2018

For nearly 50 years, the critics have raved that “an evening spent with Garth Fagan Dance is a humanity-affirming event” (Los Angeles Times).

A true Rochester treasure, internationally acclaimed Garth


December 31, 2018

The Capitol Steps return to the Arts Center for Rochester's favorite New Year's Eve tradition of politically based satire ripped from current headlines. Irreverent, uproarious, and adamantly bi


January 19, 2019

Discover “an art museum come to life” with dazzling circus performers, dancers, acrobatics, and a live band! Cirque-tacular Entertainment's The Art of Circus animates 30 iconic paintings through


January 27, 2019

With a "freshness and finesse bordering on the magical” (The Wall Street Journal) the four members of We Banjo 3 plays a blend of traditional Irish, Americana, and bluegrass music they call Celtgrass.


February 2, 2019

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have transcended cultural boundaries with their fresh adaptations of contemporary gospel, pop and musical theater hits. With millions of loyal YouTube followers,


February 9, 2019

Dance meets film meets virtual reality. Using cinematic projections as interactive set pieces, Bridgman|Packer's mesmerizing performances blur the boundaries between reality and the imagined. Their


Recurring weekly on Friday until February 22, 2019

Set in seventeenth-century England, Obie Award winning author Caryl Churchill examines the oppressive marginalization of women in a story of witch hunts, injustice, and patriarchy in the powerful


February 21, 2019

Winner of eight New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards, David Dorfman and his energetic ensemble explore self and society through hyper-athletic works that are “big-hearted, idea driven, smart


March 2, 2019

Star of the CW series Masters of Illusion, Jason Bishop wows audiences with tricks, stunts, and wry humor.

In Straight Up Magic*, Bishop infuses old school tricks with new school stagecraft in a


March 16, 2019

Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams, Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture, and Ada Twist's curiosity can drive her


March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Petty jealousies become life-or-death battles in the epic romance that inspired a Tony Award-winning play and three films: Cruel Intentions, Valmont, and Dangerous Liaisons.

Director David Palmer


April 6, 2019

Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of today’s most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what The New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” A


April 18, 2019 - April 20, 2019

In the midst of the Great Depression, small-town nobodies Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow spark a bold and reckless romance - driven by a mutual desire for fame and fortune. As their law-breaking


April 28, 2019

A nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name. Follow the delightful and surprising journey of a family adventuring through the woods. When


May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Rochester City Ballet showcases its growth and artistry in this classic of the ballet repertoire. Princess Aurora stands alongside the Swan as the epitomoe of a bellerina's career. Children will love