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Address: 20 Windsor St, Rochester, NY 14605-2935
Phone Number: (585) 325-4370
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Went to see Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche and laughed out loud most of the evening. Intimate setting and because of that and sound system, actors need to allow the audience to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Cherie1971695
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Went to see Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche and laughed out loud most of the evening. Intimate setting and because of that and sound system, actors need to allow the audience to finish laughing before moving forward with the next line. There were moments where it was over acted and the humor was lost but overall, worth the time and... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Called several times and got an answering machine so in our travels we went to the Winton Place location at 4 PM to get tickets for the 7 PM show figuring the difference would be enough time to have dinner before the show. The doors were locked and nobody was there. Being from another country my cell phone did not... More 

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DownstairsTheatre, Marketing at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, responded to this review

We are so sorry you had a terrible experience! We hope you give us another shot! Please call to get $5 off your next tickets! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Canandaigua, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Went to see "Take Me Home", a musical review of the 70's and 80's at the Downstairs Cabaret on Windsor Street in Rochester NY. Always enjoy the atmosphere of the old style cabaret, nothing fancy but nostalgic and comfortable. Easy parking just around the corner. The performers in the show were excellent, all 4 with different styles of singing but... More 

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DownstairsTheatre, Marketing at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Mention you left a review to receive $5 off your next ticket purchase! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We love downstairs caberet and hope you give them a try . The Man in Black was phenomenal but all the shows are well worth the time and money. Bar and refreshement available and if you have dinner out before, save room for the cheesecake !!!

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Thank you so much for your review! Mention you left a review to receive $5 off your next ticket purchase! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We have seen several productions at Downstairs Cabaret in the past few months and have yet to be disappointed. The quality of the productions is generally superb. They have several theater locations - I have yet to be to the Winton Road location, but the others are cozy and eclectic rooms. Not much in the way of fancy theater decor... More 

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Thank you so much for your review! Mention you left a review to receive $5 off your next ticket purchase! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I love this theater. It is cozy, comfortable and eclectic. I love the variety of plays. My favorite will always be "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change". Great fun on a sometimes not so fun topic....relationships.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I saw the Johnny Cash show here. It was super cool. Mostly a "concert" with performances of his songs, but lots of little stories and information in between. I would definitely go back.

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Thank you so much for your review! Mention you left a review to receive $5 off your next ticket purchase! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Rochester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is a small theater that puts on some very good live productions. It has tables set up on different levels so that you can have a liquid refreshment and dessert if you wish. I believe they have 3 locations in the Rochester area now, but our favorite is the Windsor St theater. A little cramped for space here but... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Lots of different shows. Calamari sisters are my favorite. It is good to have different theaters offered. GEVA is another downtown choice.

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Canandaigua
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Saw the play, "Leaving Iowa." It was really pretty stupid and a total waste of time. Very disappointing evening. We would go back for a better play.

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DownstairsTheatre, Marketing at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, responded to this review

We are so sorry you didn't have a great experience with "Leaving Iowa." We have a large variety of shows and hope you give us another shot. Mention you left a review to get $5 off your next tickets. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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