The Theater At Innovation Square: The Stage

The Theater At Innovation Square is Rochester’s center for Performing Arts and Community Engagement, conveniently located between Geva Theatre and the Eastman School of Music, just two blocks from the Strong National Museum of Play. With a little over 700 luxurious seats, the proscenium stage is the perfect space for midsize shows spanning all forms of entertainment- from spoken word to full theatrical productions. The Theater features all new, state-of-the-art sound and lights as well as streaming capabilities. The in-house marketing, including the digital subscriber base, and added bonus of concessions (welcome in the auditorium) and a dedicated underground parking garage (Innovation Parking Garage) fill out the compliment of amenities offered at The Theater.


131 Chestnut St
Rochester, NY 14604



Genres Accepted

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


710 seats arranged as Fixed seating with 421 seats on the orchestra level and 289 seats in the balcony.

Stage Size

46 (w) x 27(d)




In-house lighting system with 20 ETC LED stage spots, 18 ETC LED par wash lights, 6 Chauvet LED moving head fixtures, ETC Element 2 1k control surface with touch screen control.


In-house sound system with RCF line arrays and subwoofers, Yamaha QL 5 mixing board, 4 channels of shure wireless, assorted wired microphones.



Dressing Room

Two large dressing rooms on level three (each with access to backstage). One small dressing room on stage/atrium level.



Facility Services

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

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