Eastman Theatre: The 2,260-seat theatre with state of art acoustics optimized for symphonic, popular and chamber music performances. The Principal Performance venue for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastman School of Music.
All performance venues are located at the Eastman School of Music Campus on the corner of Gibbs Street and East Main Street.
Kodak Hall Eastman Theatre: 60 Gibbs Street Rochester, NY 14604
Kilbourn Hall (Main Hall): 26 Gibbs Street Rochester, NY 14604
Howard Hanson Hall (4th Floor): 26 Gibbs Street
Schmitt Organ Recital Hall (Main Hall): 26 Gibbs Street
Ciminelli Formal Lounge (Student Living Center): 100 Gibbs Street
Eastman School of Music: 433 East Main Street Rochester, NY 14604
Hatch Recital Hall (Eastman East Wing): 433 East Main Street
Parking: Available at the East End Garage 475 E. Main Street (one block to the right of the school and theatre).
Box Office: 433 East Main Street Rochester, NY 14604
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:30pm Contact: (585) 274-3000c Box Office Webpage.
Eastman Theatre Facts:
Opened on September 4, 1922.
Originally a 3,352-seat venue. Now a 2,260-seat venue.
Presented to the city as a gift from George Eastman.
An architectural gem, its opulent décor reflects the taste and elegance of the 1920s.
Originally designed by McKim, Mead and White in 1922.
‘For the enrichment of community life’ is carved over the entrance façade.
An original Maxfield Parrish painting ‘Interlude’ hung at the Eastman Theatre.
The original ‘Interlude’ painting was moved to the MAG Memorial Art Gallery to stabilize its temperature and humidity.
A copy of Maxfield Parrish Interlude’ is now on display at the Eastman Theater.
The Eastman Theatre is the primary hall for the Eastman School’s larger ensembles, including its orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles and chorale.
A list of Performances by venue and the 2022 Brochure are available online.
All Performance Venues are located at the Eastman School of Music Campus on the corner of Gibbs Street and East Main Street.
Information can be found on the history of the Eastman Theatre at Documentary History of American Waterworks (waterworkshistory.us), Landmark Society – of Western New York, Eastman Theatre (rochester.edu)
In Conclusion: If you have the opportunity to see a performance at the Eastman Theater you must. It is such an incredible venue to see and experience. You will be amazed by the beauty of the extraordinary architectural gem. Check it out!