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.

Upcoming Events

Did You Know?

During APT’s closure during the pandemic, we were able to complete the first phase of our building renovation project that will allow us to better serve our patrons and community. We are proud to announce that we installed a handicap accessible at the Exchange Street entrance to our space. We upgraded and redesigned Stage Right to include a beer and wine bar and a sound booth; feel free to check it out during our weekly Open Mic Nite (every Tuesday at 7:30pm), or one of our upcoming concerts like the Modus Report or McKinley James concerts! If you come to one of our upcoming Main Stage concerts, including An Evening with Jimmy Webb, the Peter Mack Quartet, or the David Bromberg Quintet, you might see Mo and Janie in our newly renovated Box Office or see Carey and Brian in their new downstairs offices. The one thing you will not see is the lower level of the theater. We have cleaned out the entire basement with the help of our Grace House volunteers to make space for the next phase of our exciting renovations… you won’t believe what we have in store!

We are overjoyed to continue our expansion in order to better meet the needs of our community!


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 Sponsors!

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