Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years

Local Theater, Dance & Film

Actor's Workshop of Ithaca
a Meisner technique and audition prep studio. The performance branch is called AWI Theatre Company which mounts at least one full production a year.

a first-run movie theater located in the heart of downtown Ithaca, specializing in independent, foreign, and locally-produced films.

The Cherry, under Artistic Director Samuel Buggeln, will host an evolving ensemble of Ithaca's most talented and dynamic professional theatre artists that is Radically local, Radically international, and Formally innovative.

Civic Ensemble
creates theater that explores and explodes the social, political, and cultural issues of our time. Through the production of new and overlooked plays, community-based plays, and re-imaginings of classics, Civic Ensemble works to bring audiences of different races, classes, and experiences together in a public forum on the American experiment.

Cornell Cinema
provides an array of classic Hollywood and foreign films, independent titles, documentaries, experimental work, recent international cinema, silent films with live musical accompaniment, cult classics and recent Hollywood and arthouse hits, in addition to guest appearances by visiting film and videomakers.

Cornell Department of Performing and Media Arts
Staff and students in Cornell's Department of Performing and Media Arts have created an entertaining, intriguing and invigorating set of performances and events for next year's calendar, including a mixture of new work, film screenings, and dance festivals.

Encore Players Community Theatre
is a venue for children, youth, and adults to participate in the rewarding experience of theater,

Hangar Theatre
The Hangar Theatre is an award winning professional regional theatre presenting full-scale musicals, beloved classics, comedies, dramas, cabaret, and world premieres, along with a sparkling lineup of plays and musicals for kids of all ages and year-round education programs. TICKETS & INFORMATION: 607.273.ARTS (2787). Located at 801 Taughannock Blvd in Cass Park.
801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY 14850

Homecoming Players
Dedicated to contributing to the conversation in our arts-rich Ithaca community, and to exploring the intersection of social justice with theater, we are committed to collaborating with, developing, and employing local actors, directors, writers, and technicians, and to establishing a welcoming and safe environment in which to rehearse and produce an eclectic mix of classic and new plays.

Ithaca College Main Stage Theater
Theater by the Ithaca College Theater Department for the general public. 
Ticket office - 607-274-3224, Monday through Friday, between noon and 5:00 p.m.

Ithaca Fantastik Festival
is a five day film, art, and music festival that takes place over the third weekend of November Find on facebook.

Ithaca Fringe Festival
attracts playwrights and production companies locally, nationally and internationally, and has become a reason for theatre lovers to visit Ithaca in April.

Ithaca Shakespeare Company
presents three fully staged productions each year, including an indoor show in February and two outdoor shows performed in rotating repertory on the grounds of Cornell Plantations each July.

Kitchen Theatre
In its intimate performance space. the Kitchen Theatre Company (KTC) creates professional theater that challenges the intellect, excites the imagination, informs and entertains. KTC nurtures a community of diverse artists and brings excellent art to the community and beyond.
417 W. State / W. MLK, Jr. Street, Ithaca, New York 14850

Running to Places Theatre Company
A youth community theatre company engaged in youth development..helping to raise our community's children and making excellent theatre in the process.  See their performance season at

Theater Incognita
Theatre Incognita, founded in 2009, is a community-based theater company in Ithaca, NY devoted to the development of local artists and to building community through the theatrical arts. As a "theatre without walls" we emphasize accessibility to all members of our community, and are interested in performances in both traditional and non-traditional venues.

Triphammer Arts
brings together dancers and musicians from the area to resent high quality, audience-friendly music and dance productions both outdoors and indoors at the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm on Triphammer Road.

Wolf's Mouth Theatre Company
A local playwriting group that meets twice a month, with yearly performances.