RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium: Star Theater, RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

The Planetarium Star Theater was renovated for its 50th anniversary and now has more options for lighting and seating arrangements.


657 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607


Stephen Fentress

Genres Accepted

  • Comedy
  • Kids Fringe
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Spoken Word
  • Multidisciplinary


100 seats arranged as flexible

Stage Size

flexible. More space occupied by performers means less space for audience. Elevated platform with ten 3x3 foot modules available.




A menu of Digistar dome scenes is available, mostly astronomical or abstract. The fulldome projection system can also accept video input from many laptops via hdmi or vga; abstract imagery works best. Dome lighting and spotlights can be set in scenes. Maximum seven fixed scenes per show. Wifi is for performers only and should not be relied on for streaming. Ticket pricing and split with the performer will be negotiated to cover preparation costs.


Maximum two microphones for spoken word. Musicians must bring their own equipment including speakers. Background, entrance and exit music can be played on the Star Theater system from CD or mp3.


3 x 10 foot room, two days before and one day after the performance

Dressing Room



Parking Lot

Facility Services

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

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