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What is MuCCC?

The  MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue in Rochester, NY is a Multi-use Community Cultural Center (hence the acronym MuCCC). Founded in 2009 by arts entrepreneur Doug Rice, its mission is to provide a theater to performers who do not have a permanent space, to attract new audiences to theater, and to provide theater at a low cost to the public. The MuCCC particularly seeks out “other voices” in performance.


The theater is located at 142 Atlantic Avenue in Rochester, New York in a converted church property that is owned by the MuCCC. The theater has a volunteer administration and relies upon rental fees and donations for its budget. 

The 80 seat MuCCC has presented over 500 different shows in over 1500 performances since its origin. It is the primary home of The Rochester Community Players, Rochester’s oldest community theater group. RCP presents a Shakespeare play each year at the MuCCC,  as well as an Irish Play.  We have also been home to the Sankofa Festival, a festival of African-American performance for the last six years. We host seven African-American theater companies through The Bronze Collective Festival.panies.


The MuCCC also seeks out new and mid-career playwrights who need a place to workshop their plays. In addition, we look for challenging work  from the traditional theater canon and have presented a significant number of plays by Edward Albee, Eugene Ionesco, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Through other companies, such as Out of Pocket Productions and BART Productions , we present many plays that have appeared Off Broadway in the last decade.


Douglas Rice 

Founder & General Manager

Shawn Dunwoody


Curtis Rivers

Vice President  

Karen Culley


Karen Craft 



Kevin Indovino

Technical & Facilities Manager, Gallery Curator

Karen Craft

Public Relations, Scheduling

Douglas Rice

Maintains Calendar, Web updates, Managing Director

Hours, Tickets, Parking

Advance tickets can be purchased ONLINE only.  We do not have a staff.  We do not have a telephone.  The Box Office opens 45 minutes before each performance if you wish to purchase tickets at the door.

We have a parking lot at the corner of Atlantic Ave and Fairmount Street. 

There are 3 HCAP parking spots on Atlantic Ave next to the Entrance Ramp.

We are only open for performances, or by appointment.

If you wish to book the theatre, click here.

If you wish to contact us, Click HERE

142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

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