The Auburn Community
Gather to celebrate, learn, grow & have fun
Auburn Public Theater is proud to be a truly public space where all members of our community can gather to celebrate, learn, grow & have fun. We provide a vessel that the community fills with their own events, classes, film screenings & more. We partner with 40+ organizations & schools every year. Our space is also available for rent for birthday parties, weddings, family celebrations, fitness classes & more. Learn more about all the ways our space is available below.
Upcoming Community Events at APT
We’re Back! Tuesday Open Mic Nite: Every Tuesday starting September 14 2021 at 7:30pm, join us at Stage Right to share your talents & cheer on your neighbors. Only $2 at the door with concessions for sale. Musicians, comedians and spoken word artists welcome. Full instrument back line available.
Studio Fitness Classes
Au-mazing Inclusive Dance with Christina Warter
Christina Warter, owner of Inclusive Sensory Center Soul and Mind Evolution (S.A.M.E.), offers programming that is sensitive to individuals affected by Autism, Sensory Integrated Disfunction Disorder, and other developmental delays. This in-person dance class’s mission is to support people of all abilities as they move joyfully. For more information visit the S.A.M.E. website: https://www.facebook.com/Kizjazz82/
Yoga with Laura Coburn
Laura is an Infinite Light Yoga Teacher and a certified Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Alliance (E-RYT), the Director of Serenity for the Inns of Aurora & is a member of the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. For class schedule & more info visit her website: https://www.ekacenter.com/
Weddings, Showers & Special Events
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 available directly off our Main Stage, 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 entire 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 2020. Contact Janie Micglire at 315-253-6669 or email@example.com 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.
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 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.
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.
Rental for each space outlined below is $125/hour, including technical services.
Please contact Janie Micglire for scheduling and details at 315 – 253 – 6669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raised stage, professional lighting & sound, tiered 199-seat proscenium style theater. ($125/hr)
65 seats, high-definition digital projection (great for powerpoints, business presentations, & streaming), 7.1-Channel Surround Sound, concession counter. Also available for children’s birthday parties.* ($125/hr)
*children’s cinema birthday parties special discounted rate of $150 for 2 hrs.
Bistro seating for up to 75 people, raised stage with lighting and sound, bar service (wine & beer), catering facilities. ($125/hr)
We are proud to have partnered with the following organizations in a variety of ways: events, fundraisers, workshops, youth educational programs, volunteer programs/job training for at-risk communities & more
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce
Auburn Downtown Partnership (BID)
Auburn Enlarged School District
Auburn High School Drama Club
Auburn Regional Media Access (ARMA)
Booker T. Washington Community Center
Calvary Food Pantry
Carol Baldwin Cancer Foundation
Cayuga Community College
Cayuga County Department of Social Services
Cayuga Seneca ARC
Celebrate! Diverse Auburn
East Hill Family Medical Amazing Race
Equal Rights Heritage Center
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (MGR)
Heroin Epidemic Awareness League (HEAL)
Hillside Children’s Center
Owasco Watershed Association (OWLA)
Partnership for Results
Perform for Purpose
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Seward House Museum
Skaneateles Early Childhood Center
Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce
Skaneateles Dickens Festival
SPCA of Auburn
The Auburn Citizen
The Auburn Doubledays
The Blue Print ll Group
The Cayuga Museum
The City of Auburn
The Finger Lakes Arts Council
The Gavras Center
The Harriet Tubman Center for Peace and Justice
The Holiday Inn
The New York Institute of Dance Education
The Red Cross of Cayuga County
The United Way
TomatoFest of CNY
Weedsport Central Schools Music Program
Westminster Nursery School
WRVO Public Media