Blackfriars Theatre

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Michelle U
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Wonderful small theater
Nov 2017 • Couples
We have been to two performances here and enjoyed both very much. It's a small theater and every seat is a good one. I would like to especially mention the manager, Mary. The last time we were there I had accidentally purchased tickets for a Blackfriars Theater in Virginia. When we arrived for the show in Rochester, we discovered my mistake. Mary helped us get the tickets refunded which was no easy task. But she did not give up and, finally, a month later we got our refund. We did stay for their performance and it was wonderful! I can't thank Mary enough for all of her help and kindness. I highly recommend visiting this theater!
Written December 5, 2017
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rnapier77
Rochester, NY52 contributions
The Flight Before Christmas
Dec 2016 • Couples
Just saw the play “The Flight Before Christmas” at Blackfriars Theatre in Rochester New York. It was listed as a comedy, which I should have immediately triggered my senses. What could possibly be funny about an airplane crash? And what makes this funny because it happens on Christmas Eve?
Well the answer is as simple as the play turns out to be, it’s not at all funny. It was barely understandable! At the intermission I polled the patrons that were seated around us and I asked,” What do you think this play is about?” The unanimous opinion was,” I’m not sure”. One theater goer offered that he thought the entire cast had actually all perished and the actors were acting out the individuals last thoughts as the plane crashed into the ground.
This was the best answer I got. Most we not amused or entertained. Many said they were confused. Oh! AND NO ONE EVEN MENTIONED THE WORD FUNNY.
So, I say, save your money and watch a rerun of the Christmas Carol at Gevea because this one is not too good!
PS: Don’t double park in the parking lot on Sunday’s, it seems the theater shares the parking lot with the restaurant on the corner and double parking is not permitted.
Written December 21, 2016
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amanda s
28 contributions
Avoid back row seating
Sep 2016 • Couples
Excellent excellent productions!!
Putting on fantastic shows with talented folks
Can only do small shows cause of smaller space but attention to detail makes it worth it for,sure!
Cost of tickets is pretty high priced in my mind...but they own and support the building plus have paid staff...so ok....I just have to be selective in which shows I can afford and how often I can see them....maybe 1 a year...sigh...is all I can afford.

Now reason I only give it 4 stars...
Do not sit in back 4th row if you are tall....NO knee room
You will be uncomfortable and wedged in.

Fortunately the shows are so great...you may forget your legs have gone numb

Written September 18, 2016
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MKKB217
New York State77 contributions
Small venue allows for intimate experience
Jul 2016 • Family
Our family of three went to the theatre to see "The Wedding Singer" this summer. it was a great experience. Theatre is small enough to give everyone the best seat. You can also see the love for the arts from everyone associated with the performance. I hope this place is around for a long time!
Written August 31, 2016
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momma225
Geneseo, NY226 contributions
Nice place
Mar 2016
We went to The Blackfriars theater for a matinee to see the play Proof. The actors were terrific and the producer Brian did a fabulous job. There were wonderful acoustics in there.
Written March 23, 2016
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO517 contributions
Diamond in the Rough
Sep 2015 • Family
It's a pretty small theater (only about 100 people) and a lot of the shows are lesser known shows, usually put on by students or theater groups. You won't see any grand productions here, but the shows they do have are always good, the tickets are cheap, and since it's small, there are no bad seats. Generally there are opportunities to meet with the cast/crew after shows and everyone is always very friendly. If you're on the bubble about visiting, I would suggest going during the Fringe Festival (usually during September), and seeing a comedy show there.
Written October 14, 2015
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paularbear123
3 contributions
Antigone
Oct 2014 • Solo
Excellent theatre with excellent performance. Nice, intimate venue. Highly recommend this theatre for people looking for good entertainment.
Written July 31, 2015
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Bob B
Denver, CO349 contributions
Nice comedy
Sep 2014 • Family
Went for part of the Fringe Fest. Very affordable! Not like the big cities. No bad seats. Only holds about 100 people.
Written October 2, 2014
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SilpadaGirl
Spencerport, New York49 contributions
Small Venue, Great Experience!
Sep 2014 • Couples
We have been season ticket holders in the past and recently enjoyed a Fringe Festival performance (#theskinnyinside) at Blackfriars Theatre. It is a small venue - but there really isn't a bad seat in the house. We loved most of the performances we attended last season and really enjoyed the most recent Fringe Festival event at Blackfriars. We will definitely be back!!
Written September 29, 2014
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Linda E
Rochester, NY105 contributions
Great little theatre
May 2014 • Friends
Enthusiastic actors, always good seats, convenient location. Very reasonable prices. They always do a good job
Written May 29, 2014
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