The Focus Theater

The Focus Theater is once again excited to be part of the Rochester Fringe Festival. Located on the third floor in the historic downtown Sibley Building, our theater is Rochester’s most exciting performance space. This intimate, 90-seat venue allows artists to easily connect with the audience. It is perfect for a variety of performance genres from standup to Improv, to one-person shows to music, and everything in between. The Focus Theater is a modern performance venue nestled within an elegant and exciting setting. It offers a complete box office and lobby area, comfortable theater-style seating, and plenty of on-street and ramp parking in the St. Joseph and Mortimer Street parking garages with direct access into the building.


260 East Main St. Suite 3100 (Third Floor), Sibley Square
Rochester, NY 14604


Roger Sutphen/Cody Jones

Genres Accepted

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


90 seats arranged as Theater Style

Stage Size

16’x 20’




The Focus Theater offers a full compliment of LED lights and can provide an overall stage wash, face light, and some special options as well.


The Focus Theater provides sound reinforcement for various types of performances with mixing capabilities and connection to all electronic devices.


Although there is limited storage available we prefer that all Fringe performances load-in and load-out in the time allotted.

Dressing Room

The theater provides one dressing room which includes tables, chairs and mirrors.



Facility Services

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

Apply Now

Back to Venues List