Fredonia DAnce Ensemble

Rockefeller Arts Center

Designed by the architectural firm I.M. Pei and Partners and built in 1969, the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center is a major cultural center of visual and performing arts for western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.

Enjoy Rockefeller's archived performance clips via our Youtube channel

While current events brought an unexpected early end to Rockefeller Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Season, special live performance clips are available for viewing on Rockefeller Arts Center's Youtube channel. The channel may be found at the below link:

Offices for Rockefeller Arts Center, Ticket Office closed but staff working remotely

In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo's directive for specified employees to work from home, the Rockefeller Arts Center office and the Fredonia Ticket Office are closed. However, employees are all continuing to carry out their duties by working from home. Staff may still be reached by both telephone and email during normal business hours.

While our doors are closed during the current Covid-19 pandemic, we will be posting curated videos several times a week to our Facebook page. Some will be of past performances at Rockefeller Arts Center, and some will be from various artists and arts organizations that we admire.  We hope this will help you keep the arts alive in your heart until we are allowed to re-open and welcome you back in person! Use the button below to get to out Facebook page.


Ticket purchases for cancelled events will be converted to house credit after April 30

If you are a ticket holder for one the cancelled spring events (Sweet Charity, The Fredonia Dance Ensemble, the Commencement-Eve Pops Concert Salute to the Big Apple and the Masterworks Chorus with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra) your tickets will automatically be converted into a house credit after Thursday, April 30 if you have not contacted the Campus Ticket Office to request a refund or to turn your purchase into a donation to the sponsoring department.

Donations and credits may be requested Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Thursday, April 30 by calling 716-673-3501. 

The Box Office is closed to visitors but will still be responding to all calls and emails. Please contact the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office at or call 716-673-3501.

After April 30, the cancelled tickets will be converted into house credit, which may be used to purchase tickets to a future event.


The cancellation of the remaining events in the 2019-20 season will create a financial hardship for the sponsoring departments (The Department of Theatre and Dance for Sweet Charity and Fredonia Dance Ensemble, Rockefeller Arts Center for Salute to the Big Apple and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra for the Masterworks Chorus). Preparations were well under way for these events, with time and money invested. There will now be no ticket revenue to offset these costs.

By turning your ticket purchase into a donation to the sponsoring department, you will help mitigate the loss of revenue. All donations are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be provided upon request.


You may request the purchase price of your tickets be converted into a house credit that may be used to purchase tickets for eligible future events.

Our plans for the 2020-21 season, to name just a few events, will include Pops Series presentations of Here Comes the Sun (a Beatles tribute band) and Christmas with the 5 Browns. Next season's Walter Gloor Mainstage season by the Department of Theatre and Dance will include MacbethOur Town and Sweeney Todd. Tickets for these events go on sale to season ticket holders in July and to the general public in late August.


Due to the recent order from the Governor's Office for specified employees to telecommute from their homes until at least May 14, we are unable to process credit card refunds until the Ticket Office is allowed operate from its campus location again. The secure software necessary to process credit card refunds is not accessible from remote locations. When the work at home order is lifted, requests for credit card refunds will be promptly completed. If you paid your original purchase by cash or check, we will try to process your refund within two weeks.