School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre

School of the Arts’ Ensemble Theatre is an acoustic gem, designed for chamber ensemble, choral, and musical presentations. It is also ideal for small plays, one-person shows, improv and comedy troupes, spoken word, and multidisciplinary works.  The three-quarter thrust stage is 12 feet at its deepest point, and does not easily accommodate backstage crossovers. There is limited wing space to accommodate temporary set storage and quick costume changes. The theatre has projection, sound and lighting systems which may be accessed upon request. Dressing rooms and restrooms are located within close proximity to the space. The SOTA Ensemble Theatre seats 225, and is handicapped accessible. Please Note: SOTA does charge a nominal technical fee for the Fringe performances we host.


45 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607


Andrea Gregoire

Genres Accepted

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


225 seats arranged as Seating sectioned into 10 rows, intimate, raked-style theatre seating.

Stage Size

40 wide x 12 deep




Rep plot available with LED color. Screen and projector available.


16 channel sound board, speakers are in the walls - 2 handheld mics available. Excellent acoustics; the theatre was designed for use without microphones.



Dressing Room

There are dressing/green rooms in close proximity to the stage. Please contact us for details on specifics.


Street Parking

Facility Services

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

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