Host your next event!

If you’re looking for a unique and uniquely situated venue for your next special event, look no further. We boast a 199-seat Main Stage that is the perfect space to host your wedding ceremony. Every single seat in the house is a great one because the seating is raked so everyone can see! Across the hall is Stage Right, which comfortably seats up to 75 guests. Our 65-seat Cinema is the perfect space where you can run home movies/photos on a continuous loop throughout your event. For wedding party members, we also have two dressing rooms, each equipped with its own bathroom/shower and makeup lights and mirrors.

Wedding rental price $2500 + $250 for cash bar staffing (if alcohol service is desired, if not $2500 flat fee)  this price includes exclusive use of our facility and all day access the day-of your event.

Click HERE to download PDF with more information on wedding rentals.

Wedding rentals available for select dates May – September. Contact Janie Micglire at 315-253-6669 or for availability.

Stage a show, screen a film, or throw a party!

Auburn Public Theater offers a versatile, affordable venue in the heart of downtown Auburn, New York, for rentals ranging from a few hours to several days or weeks. Space rental and staff services at Auburn Public Theater can help assure an enjoyable, successful experience for your group. We’ll be glad to help you plan for the specific requirements of your artistic, social, civic or business event. Rental for each space outlined below $125/hour.

Please contact Janie Micglire for scheduling and details at 315-253-6669 or

Main Stage

  • $125/hour
  • Raised stage
  • Professional lighting and sound
  • Tiered 199-seat house


  • $125/hour
  • 65 seats
  • High-definition digital projection
  • 7.1-channel Surround Sound
  • Concession counter

Stage Right

  • $125/hour
  • Bistro seating for up to 75 people
  • Raised stage with lighting and sound
  • Bar service (wine & beer)
  • Catering facilities

Dressing Rooms

  • Included in wedding rentals
  • Bathrooms & showers
  • Makeup lights & mirrors
  • 2 dressing rooms available directly off of our Main Stage

Convenient Location and Facilities

The building is air-conditioned, with spacious restrooms and full wheelchair accessibility.

Nearby are inviting restaurants from tavern to café to fine dining. Area hotels offer convenient lodging in downtown Auburn and Skaneateles.

Parking is plentiful, just steps away on Genesee Street and in the municipal garage directly behind the theater.

Hospitality and Technical Services

Our rental experience ranges from middle school gatherings to fine dining events, book tours to charitable benefits, rap contests, to stage premieres. Our staff is available to assist with such services as:

  • Technical services – lighting, sound, computer, backstage
  • Concessions and facilities upkeep
  • Bar service (cash bar wine/beer)
  • Listing in community rental section of our website, upon request. Listing in “This Week” section of APT’s Event newsletter as a Community event, as a courtesy as well.