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About the Fine Arts Series
The School of Arts and Sciences presents major theatre productions, music performances, dance concerts, and art exhibits. All events are provided for both the enhancement of our students' experience at SUNY Brockport and for the enjoyment and enrichment of the life of the community. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The College's professional affiliations with Geva Theatre Center, Rochester's professional theatre company, with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the Visual Studies Workshop provide numerous opportunities for entertainment and learning. In addition to performances, you'll find a series of free public lectures by Geva Theatre Center professionals.
The Mission of the Fine Arts Series
As a unit of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Fine Arts Series provides a cultural benefit for students, their families, the college community, and residents of Brockport and the Rochester region. With its globally influenced and socially diverse tapestry of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, the Fine Arts Series endeavors to present events of the utmost quality that are both entertaining and challenging, utilizing a mix of both student and professional artists at an affordable price.
Students who participate in our events, whether onstage, backstage, or as an exhibited artist, can count on continued success in the classroom, while all audience members contribute to the broadening of the public's appreciation of the arts in general.
The Fine Arts Series serves as the presenter for the music concerts and supports academic departments in their public performances of dance and theatre, and visual arts exhibitions by promoting them through box office operations, public relations and marketing initiatives. It serves as a public face of the College to the general population, and local business partners, through its solicitation of program advertising and the coordination of series subscriptions.
Credit card reservations and any remaining tickets will be available at the box office at the performance venue one hour prior to performance times. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office at (585) 395-2787.
Senior Citizens, Brockport Alumni, or Faculty/Staff: $12
Students: $9 (Unless otherwise noted)
Art exhibits are free and open to the public.
Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Please note: The Box Office will only be staffed on Saturdays on which there are performances.
The Box Office accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards. If ordering by phone, payment must be made at time of reservation.
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more attending the same performance and paying two weeks in advance.
All performances begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Please allow ample time to park and be seated before the performance begins. After the curtain rises, seating will be at the discretion of house management. You may not be seated until a suitable break in the performance, which might be intermission.
Hartwell Dance Theater and Rose L. Strasser Studio are located in Hartwell Hall, Kenyon Street, Brockport. A seating chart for Hartwell Dance Theater can be found here.
Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage and Gallery are located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport. A seating chart for Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage can be found here.
Purchasing Your Ticket Online
Log in to University Tickets to purchase tickets online, any time and anywhere. Tickets purchased online can now be printed from a computer, or downloaded to your smart phone.
Create a profile and click through our various events. Our series events will go on sale approximately five weeks prior to the performance. Tickets will remain available online until three hours prior to the performance. At that time, it will be necessary to contact or visit the Box Office. All patrons are required to have a University Tickets profile to purchase tickets at the box office as well as online.
Tower Fine Arts Gallery:
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 4 pm
The Tower Fine Arts Gallery can be reached at (585) 395-2805. The gallery is closed during academic breaks.
Parking and Additional Information
If you are visiting the campus on a weekday, a parking pass is required until 7 pm. These passes can be purchased for $5 at the Raye H. Conrad Welcome Center, at the corner of New Campus and Commencement Drives. Metered parking is also available in several lots. Weekday parking on campus is free after 7 pm, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
All performance venues are handicapped accessible. Please indicate any special needs, such as wheelchair accommodations, when making your ticket reservation.
An infrared audio system is available in the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage. With these individual receivers, patrons can augment the sound for any of the performances in this venue. A limited quantity of the receivers are available, but may be reserved by contacting the Box Office.
Several performances on the Fine Arts Calendar are ticketed through the Brockport Student Government. For those indicated events, please contact the BSG Box Office, located in the Seymour College Union, at (585) 395-2487 for additional information or ticket purchases.
Tower Fine Arts Center
The Tower Fine Arts Center is located on the north side of Holley Street in the village of Brockport. Parking Lot G is located adjacent to the Tower Fine Arts Center and handicapped parking is available at the front of the building.
Hartwell Dance Theater and the Rose L. Strasser Studio
The Hartwell Dance Theater and the Rose L. Strasser Studio are both located in the center of Hartwell Hall and can be entered from the lower level circular drive off Kenyon Street. Recommended parking can be found in Lots M and N. Handicapped parking and elevator access are found in the two-story main entrance to Hartwell, which is located off Kenyon Street at the east end of the lower level parking lot (Lot M).
Please note: Kenyon Street is no longer accessible by car from Monroe Avenue. In order to get to Lot M at Hartwell Hall, one must now take Utica Street to Residence Drive, turn west, and then turn north on Kenyon.
Comments/suggestions concerning the Fine Arts Center can be sent to School of Arts and Sciences