The Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s (RBTL’s) mission is to provide opportunities for all people to experience, understand and enjoy the best in arts and performance through its education programs, events and activities. To fulfill its mission, RBTL strives to offer diverse performances that reflect the highest standards of excellence, and to make those performances accessible to the broadest possible audience.
Founded in 1957 as an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization, RBTL has grown into Rochester’s premier venue management and service organization for the performing arts and entertainment. In addition to presenting the best in touring Broadway shows, the RBTL provides ticketing, marketing and production services for other nonprofit organizations’ events, with an understanding of their special needs.
RBTL owns and manages Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre. The Auditorium Theatre is home to a full season of touring Broadway shows, the M&T Bank Broadway Season. The Auditorium Theatre also hosts a number of live concerts, comedy and dramatic events throughout the year and is used by local performing groups for recitals and other presentations. As a leader in presenting, production and administration of arts and entertainment in Rochester, the Rochester Broadway Theatre League is set for a leading role in future planning for the community. According to The Broadway League, the estimated annual economic impact of RBTL events on the Rochester community is $30 million.