|DCT 1: 20 Windsor Street|
|DCT 2: 172 West Main Street|
|DCT Center: 540 East Main Street|
|DCT at Winton Place: 3450 Winton Place, Rochester NY 14623|
|585 325 4370|
|<admin AT downstairscabaret DOT com>|
The Downstairs Cabaret Theatre (DCT for short) is a not-for-profit professional stage theatre located in Rochester’s downtown / east side, with a new satellite venue in suburban Brighton-Henrietta. First opened in 1983, it has since moved 3 times and is doing well at its current location on Windsor Street near the corner of Main Street, across from the East End Garage. They have quickly become one of Rochester's busiest theaters, sometimes performing up to fourteen shows a week on its four stages. They produce their own work, as well as bring in productions from other regional theatres across the country.
The DCT is mostly known for developing Nunsense and staging the world premiere of Forever Plaid. On stage you’ll find a great rotation of musicals, comedies, and dramas. The theater took a short rest from 1989 for three years and, for it’s comeback, quickly gained great notoriety in the Rochester area. What really brought back the theater, well you'll just have to experience that for yourself.
Of note: There are some outcrops of the theater, one a building at 540 East Main Street that was turned into the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center (DCTC) which houses an additional theater, arts education classrooms, rehearsal space, etc.
The theatre produces year-round with as many as 30 different productions on stage in Rochester, as well as mounting national tours. A Summer Education Program of classes in acting, music, dance, and improvisation is offered for students ages 5-18. Each 2 week session culminates in performances for the public.
Nearby (East End)
Check out the East End Page or click on the Map Icon above
Carlson Metro Center YMCA and parking garage.
Golden Port Dim Sum Restaurant
Java's (coffee shop)
Facts from their website
Original location: 66 Andrews Street, underneath Beam's Restaurant
Second Location: basement of 151 St. Paul Street.
more than 275 productions since reopening in 1992
annual attendance of 25,000
as many as 100 students in its Summer Education Program each year
Most information gathered from web resources or personal knowledge. Visit the DCT online at downstairscabaret.com''