Welcome to Auburn Public Theater!

Located centrally in Downtown Auburn, NY, 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.



On July 31st, 2024, please join us for an evening of catered lite fare, a showcase of student films, music, and a cabaret featuring local performers to raise money for our education programming!
Addditionally, raffle tickets are available for purchase to support our education programs. Winners will be drawn the evening of the fundraiser. One raffle ticket is good for entry to win ONE of FIVE prizes including: $1250 package to Inns of Aurora, $1000, $500, $250 cash prizes, and a $200 gift card to Café 108/APT. 
Tickets are available to purchase by visiting our Box Office, or during select Café 108 hours. 

Celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season

Snag your page as an advertiser in our 2025 20th Anniversary Season Program! Check out our sponsorship page for all information. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Community Events

Open Mic Night


An Auburn Public Theater staple that is as old as our organization: Open Mic Night is NOW ONCE A MONTH ON THURSDAY at 7:30 PM. Performing artists of all backgrounds are welcome; full instrument back line available. Tickets are $2 at the door

Featuring Exchange Street Records!

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Café 108

Café 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, Café 108 nourishes the community with healthy, predominantly locally sourced food. 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.

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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 Auburn Public Theater Regrants program, which funds public arts and individual artist projects, as well as one general operating grant.


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!