“[The Sheldon is] a magnet for artists and audiences alike” (Rochester Post Bulletin) with “a lineup of shows able to satisfy generations” (Republican Eagle), that is “known across the state as one of the great touring houses.” (Commonweal Theater staff)
"The theatre was so beautiful it made me catch my breath…Everyone was friendly and welcoming… [and] the evening was unforgettable.” – Audience Comment (Trip Advisor)
Participation in Phoenix Theatre productions allows community members from age 5 – 95 to experience the joy of making theatre together, building relationships, growing skills, having fun, and shaping a stronger community along the way!
Phoenix Theatre made its debut on October 21, 1993 with a production of Hart and Kaufman's comedy, You Can't Take It With You, at the Sheldon Theatre. Since then, the Sheldon’s resident community theatre company has staged 70 productions, involving over 1,000 performers, directors, designers, and collaborators in the great American tradition of community theatre. Phoenix Theatre offers a supportive home for learning and growth in and through the performing arts for people of all ages and skill levels.
SEEKING YOU! Community theatre works best when the entire community is involved. Phoenix Theatre encourages and welcomes participation from all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. Whether you’ve been involved before or you haven’t, we invite YOU to get involved in the very special tradition of community-created theatre!
The 2016/17 Phoenix Theatre season at the Sheldon features:
The group operates under the leadership of a dedicated volunteer board.
Membership in Phoenix Theatre is open to anyone interested in being a
part of an active community theatre organization. It takes myriad people
to keep several productions on the marquee each year, so we are always
eager to have new talents on board. Production and planning meetings are
held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Sheldon
Theatre. For information on how to get involved, contact email@example.com
Auditions for Our Town: September 14 and 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.