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 MuCCC is also a producing entity of MuCCC Fest, a celebration of local performers; New Plays, New Voices; Dances at MuCCC; and This is Our Youth, a showcase of City students 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 two Shakespeare plays each year at the MuCCC, as well as a traditional 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 as well as two Latino theater companies.
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder & General Manager
BEHIND THE SCENES
Technical & Facilities Manager, Gallery Curator
Public Relations, Scheduling
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.
142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607