CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage

The Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage is an open tent on a paved surface located behind the JCC building near the Erie Canal. The stage is large and flexible. The space is wheelchair accessible and an ADA compliant bathroom is nearby in the building. Live music sounds great outdoors! A flexible space that invited creativity too.


Jewish Community Center 1200 Edgewood Ave
Rochester, NY 14618


JCC Fringe Team!

Genres Accepted

  • Comedy
  • Kids Fringe
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Visual Arts & Film
  • Spoken Word
  • Multidisciplinary


500 seats arranged as Up to 300 seats under the tent with an option for hundreds more outside the tent. We set a standard 100 seats for most FRINGE shows and then add as needed, You can also not use the stage and do events in the round or whatever unique set up you wish with some coordination.

Stage Size

32’ wide x 16’ deep




LED wash of lights with color change options


Basic sound system. Additional available for added fees.


Ask us!

Dressing Room

Located inside the building. May need to share with shows on the Hart Theatre stage.


Parking Lot

Facility Services

  • Bar: No
  • Cafe: Yes
  • Front Staff: Yes
  • Technical Staff: Yes
  • Stage Management Yes
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Tuned Piano: No
  • Sprung Floor: No

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