Performing Arts

Auburn Civic Band-A Home Town Band

The Auburn Civic Band, established in 1910, provides continuous music in our community.  Live Band Concerts have been performed in Auburn and outlying areas since that year.  The band uses local talent to reflect the diversity of our community.  Visit the Web Site to learn about their story and to find out dates and locations for future concerts. Links   http://www.auburncivicbandinc.com  and http://www.auburncivicbandinc.com/blog/ 

Auburn Public Theater

A presenting and production company offering plays, comedy, fine arts shows, dance, film, musical talent and regional events. The space includes a café, art gallery, black box theater and cinema.

Adams Foundation Piano Series

Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Cayuga County Arts Council are the co-sponsors of the Adams Foundation Piano Series in Auburn, hosting two performances annually, in April and October. The Adams Foundation, founded by Stephen Adams of Santa Barbara, CA, brings international caliber pianists to perform in intimate chamber settings in America’s small towns. The Adams Foundation has sponsored such artists as Richard and John Contiguglia, Ruth Laredo, Ian Hobson, Robert DeGaetano, Steven Mayer, John Nakamatsu, Anne Schein, James Tocco, and Jeanne Stark Iochmann in communities like Canandaigua, NY; Burlington, NC; and Provincetown, MA. The Adams Series is now in 30 communities and growing.

Willard Chapel

Summer Concert Series July – August
Enjoy performances by local musicians held on Wednesdays from Noon – 1PM. Bring a bag lunch, admission is free. Please call (315) 252-0339 for more information.

Absolute Dance Company

ADC is a learning facility built on motivation, inspiration and education. This professional dance company offers classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater, hip hop, break dance, tap, African, yoga and Pilates. Dancers perform original choreographed pieces, composed by ADC instructors and guests, for the community.
(315) 253-0067

Auburn Cinefile

Auburn Cinefile Society is a non-profit 501 [c]3 charitable organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and present vintage motion pictures and independent film as well as to facilitate a dialog regarding film and film history.

Auburn Players Community Theater

One of the oldest and most prestigious community theaters in the country, operating out of the recently renovated Cayuga Community College auditorium. They stage four productions per year. (315) 258-8275

Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre

This professional multicultural dance company draws from the traditions of ballet, modern, ethnic and jazz dance. Special events and seasonal concerts are performed locally at various venues as well as nationally and internationally.  The annual New York Dance Festival is hosted by the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre and the New York Institute of Dance and Education.  (315) 252-0350

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Known as “Broadway in the Finger Lakes,” the Playhouse is Upstate NY’s most popular professional theatre performing favorite Broadway musicals from May – September. The Playhouse is located in an historic carousel building in picturesque Emerson Park. (315) 255-1785 or (800) 457-8897

New York Institute of Dance & Education

New York Institute of Dance & Education is an innovative company with a wide range of services for individuals, corporate entities, educational institutions and human service agencies.  NYIDE uses “Mobile Dance Education,” to bring their dance systems to dance schools nationally and around the world.  Locally, non-credit dance courses are taught at Cayuga Community College.  The Annual New York Dance Festival is hosted by NYIDE and the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, Inc.  (315) 252-0350

Theater Mack

This space will host THE PITCH, the Festival’s innovative new play development series. Each season, up to twenty original musicals will be presented in a cabaret-style theater. This space will be a perfect setting for interaction between artist and audience. See the next generation of playwrights and composers show off their new works. It’s a chance to peek behind the scenes and be a part of the creative process.