Downstairs Cabaret Theatre



DCT: 20 Windsor Street, Rochester, NY 14605
DCT Center: 540 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Box Office
585 325 4370
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The Downstairs Cabaret Theatre (DCT for short) is a not-for-profit professional stage theater founded in 1983. They are a very busy group, putting on as many as thirty productions a year, sometimes performing up to fourteen shows a week and going on national tours. They produce their own work and bring in productions from other regional theaters across the country. The repertoire is an eclectic rotation of musicals, comedies, and dramas.

The DCT is especially well-known for developing [wikipedia]Nunsense and staging the world premiere of [wikipedia]Forever Plaid.

A Summer Education Program of classes in acting, music, dance, and improvisation is offered for students ages 5-18. Each two-week session culminates in performances for the public.


The Downstairs Cabaret Theatre has two locations in downtown Rochester, in the East End and Grove Place neighborhoods. The DCT Center at 540 East Main houses an additional theater, classrooms, and rehearsal space. They used to have a suburban satellite venue in the Winton Place shopping center (now the OFC Creations Theatre Center), as well as a third location downtown at 172 West Main but this is now occupied by Bread & Water Theatre.

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