Arts & Entertainment

ABC Cayuga Play Space

(315) 252-5541
63 Genesee Street & North Street

Interactive space and resource center for families with young children birth - 6 years, that encourages learning through play. Children can explore various settings including shopping in a grocery store, being in a cafe, or aboard a boat, to spark their imagination and creativity. Space also houses Child Care Solutions, and hosts private parties and offers family memberships. Visit website.

Arts in Motion Dance Center

(315) 702-3481
10 Seminary Avenue

Center offers several different styles of dance instruction for children ages 3 - 18 years including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop & contemporary. Visit website.

Auburn Public Theater

(315) 253-6669
8 Exchange Street

APT is the cultural heart of downtown Auburn. This multi-use space houses Auburn Public Studio, which offers youth programming, plus weekend cinema, live national comedy acts, musical theater productions, live music & weekly open mic night, poetry readings, dance performances, special events & more. Visit website.

Center for Creative Expressions

(315) 252-7016
39 Genesee Street

Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians and Entertainers (F.A.M.E.) is an award-winning program designed for people who want to explore and develop their creative talents. The Center for Creative Expression offers two-hour sessions Monday - Friday. These sessions are Theater Arts, Voice and Music Instruction, Movie Making, Creative and Fine Arts, and Dance Movement. Individuals receive support and skills training from experience staff and professional instructors. Come to an evening of song & dance at F.A.M.E., with music & refreshments every second Thursday of the month. Free, donations appreciated. Visit website.

Donna's Dance Center

(315) 252-3231
3 East Genesee Street

Finger Lakes Scuba

(315) 252-8683
11 Dill Street

Full service dive and snorkeling retail store offering all levels of training, plus a local dive charter service on the Finger Lakes & St. Lawrence River May – October, and world-wide group or individual dive travel. Visit website.

Jim Van Arsdale Guitar School

(315) 289-8827
3 East Genesee Street

Providing lessons & live performances for all stringed instruments and drums. Visit website.

Kuk Sool Won Korean Martial Arts Club & School

(315) 730-4068
Genesee Center, 100 Genesee Street

Kuk Sool Won is a traditional Korean Martial Arts system. It is a family-oriented school that offers classes for children & adults as well as workshops for women's self-defense. Owner Tim Webster has trained for 20 years, and he instructs with his daughter, who trained for 12 years. Visit website.

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

(315) 255-1305    Box Office: (315) 255-1785
Administrative Offices: 17 William Street, 2nd Floor
MGR Playhouse: 6877 East Lake Road, Route 38A

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival & Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc., known as Broadway in the Finger Lakes, is a professional, not-for-profit theatre offering main stage productions at the Preston H. Thomas Theatre in the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and new musicals in development at Theater Mack, behind the Cayuga Museum. Throughout the year, the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre provides comprehensive, professional musical theatre training sessions to interested students, giving young performers the best educational opportunities possible. Visit website.

MindGames Escape Rooms

(800) 720-1631
Genesee Center, 100 Genesee Street, Suite 109

Join the latest craze with themed escape rooms - Exit Protocol, the Missing Starlet's Dressing Room and the Mysterious Potion Room. Each room is assigned a game master who provides the clues & countdown for groups of 2 - 10 people who work together to solve the mysteries and find their way out in an hour. Visit website.

Ozzie's Trackside Tavern

(315) 255-1849
1 Arterial East

Off track betting with full bar & light tavern fare.

Public Art Trail

Downtown Auburn boasts over a dozen public art installations. Visit the stops on the trail. See more info on the BID Programs page!

Perform 4 Purpose

(315) 289-8827
3 East Genesee Street

Perform 4 Purpose fosters youth involvement in the arts by creating music, theater & dance performances that benefit charitable community needs. Visit website.

Seward House Museum

(315) 252-1283
33 South Street

Visit the former intact home and collection of William H. Seward, Secretary of State under Lincoln, who helped purchase Alaska.  Tour the beautiful gardens and attend the monthly special events, tours & lectures. Visit website.

Speno Music                            

(315) 253-6259  
3 East Genesee Street                    

Full range of musical instruments & services from band & guitar repair & setups & Solid State repair. Lines include amps, basses, accessories, drums, music books & band gear & music lessons.

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