Welcome to Auburn Public Theater!

Auburn Public Theater enriches the social, cultural and economic growth of our region by bringing people together through affordable access to live performance, cinema, arts education and community events.


Updated Box Office Hours

The Box Office can be reached via email or phone during regular business hours. You can visit us in person every Friday from 10:00AM-2:00PM. The Box Office is open 1 hour before every Main Stage Event, and during Tuesday Open Mic Night at 7:30PM. 
With questions about upcoming events, contact us at info@auburnpublictheater.org, call us at 315-253-6669, or visit us at 8 Exchange Street.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Community Events

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night is every Tuesday at 7:30 PM. Performing artists of all backgrounda are welcome; full instrument back line available. Tickets are $2 at the door

Featuring Exchange Street Records!

Auburn High School Drama Club Fall Show 

Thursday November 16th-Saturday November 18th, 7:00pm
Join us for the AHS Drama Club’s fall show, The Bugs! Tickets will be available at the door, and concessions will be available for purchase. 
Questions? Contact David Fisselbrand

Exchange Street Records Christmas Party 

Friday December 9th, 7:00pm
If you’ve come early to Open Mic Night, you’re likely to have enjoyed the musical stylings of Exchange Street Records, the young adults who form bands and perform weekly at APT. If you’re a long time fan or interested in supporting young musicians in our community, please join us in celebrating a successful semester of music with an evening of festive merriment, rockin’ tunes, and community.
Tickets will be available at the door, and concessions will be available for purchase.
Questions? Contact Jim Van Arsdale!

Café 108

Cafe 108 was created to support the nonprofit Auburn Public Theater (APT) and its mission to bring affordable access to the arts and arts education for everyone. One hundred percent of the cafe’s profits go to APT. At the same time, Cafe 108 nourishes the community with healthy food, lovingly curated by Chef Chris Kuhn and his staff. And all our packaging products are eco-friendly. We invite you to join us in this collaboration by enjoying our food and supporting the arts. Your patronage helps insure a future for artists and the community. It’s a menu with a mission.

 Support Auburn Public Theater’s Mission When You Eat at Award-Winning Café 108


Auburn Public Theater makes the world a safer place for democracy by providing an inclusive space for diverse voices and artistic expression. There is something for everyone at Auburn Public Theater; a place where all are welcome.

Auburn Public Theater Stage Right
Auburn Public Theater Stage Right


As a public space, we provide a vessel that our community partners fill with their own events, classes, film screenings & more. We partner with 40+ organizations & schools every year. All of our spaces are also available for rent for birthday parties, weddings, family celebrations, fitness classes & more.


APT partners with Auburn Public Schools & community centers to provide free performing arts classes. We also have affordable classes & summer camps right here at the theater in film, theater & music. Tuition assistance and full scholarships available.

Auburn Public Theater community music class


We support individual artists & community organizations throughout the Finger Lakes by administering the NY State Council on the Arts Decentralization regranting program, which funds community arts projects.


You Are The Public For Which We Stand. Thank you for supporting your public theater in the heart of downtown Auburn, New York. Donations, sponsorships & foundation support make all of our events, educational programs & community partnerships possible.

A crowd applauding at Auburn Public Theater

Thank You to our Season Sponsors!