Series at the Little

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In addition to a hit parade of regularly-scheduled films, we hold special series and screenings every month of the year. These series often present sharp educational elements through documentaries, talkbacks with filmmakers and stars, café meet and greets, or all of the above. These series help us include members of the community who might otherwise miss out.

One Take: Stories through the Lens is a monthly Tuesday night documentary series held at the Little, hosted by Linda Moroney. The series presents a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by talkback discussions. The films are held at 6:30 pm one Tuesday a month, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $9.
About the One Take Film Festival (OTFF)

Year 4 of OTFF happens in 2020! This Rochester, NY Film Festival has grown out the Little Theatre's highly successful monthly documentary series that began in 2012. It celebrates and promotes the art of non-fiction filmmaking and stimulates public understanding and appreciation of the documentary film.  Over the course of four days (April 30 to May 3), we’ll celebrate the art of documentary filmmaking in its many forms.  We seek films that inspire, surprise, challenge, enlighten, and entertain us. Early Bird passes are now on-sale. 

Saturday Night Rewind is a monthly throwback series of genre flicks from the Little Theatre and Fright-Rags.

The Little Theatre is proud to announce The Black Cinema Series, presented in partnership with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ).  The series celebrates both documentary and narrative expressions in Black cinema with a curated film choice every month. To complement each film, The Little will host discussions led by RABJ members, local experts, community leaders, and filmmakers after each series screening.

The Little Concert Series is made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), along  with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Sponsored by Rorhbach Brewing Company. 

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2019/2020 Season:

NT Live:  The Lehman Trilogy (210m)
Sunday Oct 6th Noon
Tuesday Oct 8th 6pm

NT Live:  Fleabag (100M)
Sunday Nov 24th Noon
Tuesday Nov 26th 6pm

NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (180m)
Sunday Dec 15th Noon
Tuesday Dec 17th 6pm

NT Live : Hansard ( 180m)
Sunday Jan 5th Noon
Tuesday Jan 7th 6pm

NT Live: Cyrano De Bergerac
Sunday March 15th Noon
Tuesday March 17th 6pm

NT Live:  The Welkin
Sunday June 14th Noon
Tuesday June 16th 6pm

The Little begins another season of Bolshoi Ballet productions in 2017-18. These screenings are full ballets from the world-class Bolshoi Theatre, recorded and played to audiences as if they were in the best seats of the historic Russian icon.

Tickets for these special presentations are $20 general admission and $18 for members, seniors, and students.

2020 schedule:

Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda (180m)
Sun Jan 19th Noon
Tues Jan 21 6pm

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle (150m)
Sun Feb 16th Noon
Tues Feb 18th 6pm

2020 Royal Opera House/Royal Ballet Lineup: 

Sunday Jan 26th Noon
Tuesday Jan 28th 6pm

The Sleeping Beauty
Sunday March 1st Noon
Tuesday March 3rd 6pm

La Boheme
Sunday March 29th Noon
Sunday March 31st 6pm


Sunday April 26th Noon
Tuesday April 28th 6pm


Selected by our classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. Tickets are $7.

One of our favorite distributors is turning 10, and we're celebrating Feb. 9-14 with multiple Oscilloscope classics.