Upcoming Events

  • Romeo + Juliet

    Romeo + Juliet

    When: July 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Where: Highland Bowl, Highland Bowl, South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, …Read More »
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We are the home organization for the Shakespeare Players of Rochester, the Irish Players of Rochester, and our regular RCP productions. We are a member of:


Audition Notice!

We are Auditioning for Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead on May 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7pm.  See our Audition Notice for more information and to fill out our online audition form!


Shakespeare Players of Rochester

In 1994, RCP created the Shakespeare Players as a program of the Rochester Community Players.  The program was founded by Peter Scribner, and the first production was Twelfth Night, November 19, 1994.  Through the summer of 2016, RCP's Shakespeare Players has staged over 50 Shakespeare productions. Each July, we stage a free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl; indoor productions are staged at MuCCC.

Henry V, at MuCCC. 2015

Rochester Irish Players

The Irish Players were founded in 1997 by Peter Scribner. The program presents one play each spring of Irish or Irish-American playwrights. After performing locally, we take our production 'on the road' to the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival (AIITF.)  In recent years, our Irish Players program has performed in Florida, Chicago, and Milwaukee, as well as in Canada in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal and in Dublin, Ireland. In 2008, we hosted the AIITF in Rochester.  In 2017, the festival will again be held in Rochester.  


The Rochester Community Players are Rochester's oldest theater group, having begun performing in 1925.  The first performance was of Wedding Bells, in January of 1925.  We have consistently been providing Rochester live theatrical entertainment ever since.