CenterStage logo

CenterStage Theatre

Welcome Home!

CenterStage’s 45th Season is Home-Grown
Live theatre is back in the JCC Hart Theater! Our new season is filled with epic homecomings, world premiere productions, and Artistic Director Ralph Meranto’s return to the stage. 

Subscription packages and individual show tickets on sale now!

Covid-19 Safety Policy

All audience members 12 and older will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (completed at least 14 days prior to the date of the event) upon arrival. Masks will be required for all indoor events at this time.
For complete details and options for medial exemptions and social distance requests, click here or email

KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
September 14–25

The JCC is thrilled to welcome the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival at both our indoor Hart Theater and our outdoor Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage!

All ticketing is through Fringe, so click below to view the schedule of events happening here at the JCC and to order your tickets online.
Click for a pdf of the JCC show schedule.

CenterStage Performance Schedule

September 2021

Love Letters

Part of the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival The lives of two ...
19 Sep
3:00 PM
JCC Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue

David Bromberg Quintet

JCC Concert Series KeyBank presents David Bromberg Quintet in concert at ...
30 Sep
7:30 PM
JCC Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue
October 2021

Searching for Tevye

SEARCHING FOR TEVYE...A Musical Journey from Brighton to Broadway October 7–10, ...
07 Oct
7:00 PM
JCC Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue
December 2021
February 2022
March 2022

Tracy Jones

TRACY JONES March 5–20, 2022 A WORLD PREMIERE play by Stephen Kaplan Directed ...
05 Mar
8:00 PM
JCC Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue
May 2022
No event found!

Support the Arts

It’s no secret that the arts were severely impacted by the pandemic. Even in normal years, ticket sales only cover around half of our total expenses. It’s our subscribers, sponsors, and donors that make it possible for us to present the high quality programming you have come to expect from CenterStage.
Gifts of $1,000 or more receive two subscription packages for all five season shows. Please contact us about show sponsorships and other underwriting opportunities. All donors over $100 receive listings in all season playbills and access to the Lipson Lounge for season performances. 

Actor: $100+
Friend: $250+
Patron: $500+
Supporter: $1,000+
Bronze: $2,500+
Silver: $5,000+
Gold: $10,000+

E-mail with any questions, or click below to give today!

Crafted from the actual testimonies of Rochester-based Holocaust Survivors, CenterStage Theatre and the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester commissioned this new play to put a human face on this important time in history. A cautionary tale on the risks of normalized hate, this inspirational and uplifting play ensures that the voices of our Survivors will never be silenced.

Community Partners