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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

October 24, 2019

“Take Harlem’s heartbeat, Make it a drum beat.” - Langston Hughes

Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Harlem 100 celebrates one of the most influential artistic


November 10, 2019

Award-winning brass quintet Axiom Brass performs Limitless, an out-of-this-world experience for audiences of all ages!

This multimedia concert takes the audience on a spectacular journey through


November 23, 2019

L.A.’s Dustbowl Revival is an eight member musical collective who play it all, combining a vibrant mix of vintage Americana into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party.

Critics have proclaimed that


November 30, 2019

Kick off the holiday season with this heartwarming musical based on characters from the best-selling children’s book series!

Angelina and her friends are planning an absolutely positively


December 7, 2019

This clever and wildly funny play within a (radio) play breathes new life into a timeless Christmas classic!

It’s Christmas Eve 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard


December 11, 2019 - December 16, 2019

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, 2019

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 17, 2020

Host of the Emmy Award winning CNN series United Shades of America, sociopolitical comedian and author W. Kamau Bell performs his one-man show "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an


February 1, 2020

Philadelphia's Koresh Dance Company, founded in 1991 by artistic director Ronen Koresh, is a vital force in the dance world, touring across the nation to perform Koresh's explosive choreography while


February 8, 2020

Experience “the energy of life,” told through the percussive sounds of Japanese taiko drums.

Since its formation in Nara, Japan in 1993, YAMATO has traveled for performances in 53 countries. While


February 15, 2020

The Rainbow Fish tells the story of the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow. While the other fish dream of owning one of his magnificent shiny scales,


March 7, 2020

A live rock band invites audiences to “Come Together” to share memories and create their own setlist from the music of the greatest band of all time–The Beatles!

Yesterday and Today is the high energy


March 14, 2020

Based on the New York Times best-selling book by Koni Yamada, an ensemble of dancers create a magical world the whole family can enjoy where ideas grow and take flight.

Produced by Inlet Dance


April 4, 2020

Praised for “deep reserves of virtuosity” (New York Times) and a balance of “intellect and expression” (LA Times), the award-winning Calidore String Quartet has traveled the globe to play chamber


May 2, 2020

“Seat belts everyone!”

Get ready to climb aboard The Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle and her fourth-grade class on a journey to outer space!

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium,