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About Auburn Public Theater

As a not-for-profit arts center, our goal is to bring you in for a performance and leave you with something to talk about, laugh about, hum on your way home, and share with friends.

We present shows for grown-ups, with a café and bar to keep the crowd mingling. From shows on the big screen, blockbusters to award-winning independent films and documentaries, shows for kids, with plenty of audience participation, as well as shows for families, we hope to help families keep making memories together.

Since our doors opened in 2005, we've welcomed more than 80,000 enthusiastic patrons and talented performers to experience Auburn Public Theater. Year-round programming in our multi-space venue has brought new life to downtown Auburn.

To us, it's proof that the arts are an economic and cultural engine for a vital, connected community.

Our Mission

Auburn Public Theater is an intimate, publicly accessible and affordable theater space in downtown Auburn, New York, that challenges and educates our community and fosters creative growth through shared performance experiences.

Our Vision

By providing an excellent performance space for local and visiting artists, Auburn Public Theater will make art a common experience in downtown Auburn and be recognized as a cultural, economic and social asset for the greater Auburn community.

Our Values

  • Audience Service
    Our highest priority is serving the needs of our audiences to their satisfaction by offering a place where they can joyfully experience local, regional, national and international artists and performances.
  • Quality
    We consistently strive to meet the highest standards we can reasonably achieve.
  • Programs and Performances
    We present and produce performing and related arts that challenge, educate and entertain a broad community audience.
  • Sustaining an Intimate Performance Space
    We maintain an intimate performance space for actors, musicians, comedians, poets, dancers and other artists.
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
    We work toward our goals by combining the strengths of the APT board, staff and volunteers with those of others within and outside our community.
  • Accountability
    We use the resources entrusted to us in the most effective way possible to ensure the fulfillment of the APT mission.
  • Courage
    Expressing ourselves with honesty and civility, we act courageously as we pursue the APT mission and vision.
  • Audience Development
    We are committed to developing regional audiences by offering distinctive programming of interest to a growing audience base.
  • Diversity
    We demonstrate our commitment to celebrating diversity in all aspects of audience development, programs, performances, services, staffing and volunteer support.

Date Modified: 05-15-2014 9:26 AM