Author Archives: Landon Keller

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Small Town, Big Names!

Since Batavia is considered a small town, it seems unique to have incredible people perform in our facility. We love the priceless looks people give when we unveil the big names appearing in our upcoming touring seasons! We strive to provide an enchanting experience that starts way before you purchase your tickets.

We’ve had the privilege of working with icons such as the Osmond Brothers, Molly Ringwald, Ryan Stiles,  Colin Mochrie, Venessa Bayer from Saturday Night Live, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Tony Danza, Ed Asner, Jim Brickman, Jane Lynch and more. In fact, we will have had our 58th national touring show at the end of the 2019/2020 season!

You may ask how we get so many amazing people to make an appearance at the BFAC, the key is timing and connections. It’s estimated that the scheduling and planning for a touring show begin over a year before you enter the theatre to enjoy it! Some shows have been in the planning for years, just waiting for the right routing to get the show to our patrons. We have some incredible staff members working around the clock to reach out to the performers, making sure that they have all of the necessary technical and hospitable requirements to run such productions. We would love to have you stop by and see the shows we work so hard to present!

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New Upgrades!

With a breathtaking 47’ wide mainstage, a completely customizable black box theatre, a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, and some of the best staff on the planet, it’s not hard to see the Batavia Fine Arts Centre has it all. We’ve recently received some amazing upgrades that were only possible because of the loyal patrons and renters that we are proud to have with us!
A director’s story is told by all sorts of equipment, that includes performers, stage crew, and other technical advancements. Onstage, we HAVE all sorts of new equipment. Recently, we were able to install six innovative moving wash lights in addition to our previous ten! Not only will this allow for new and creative lighting effects, but they will also be able to be incorporated into any event that renters would like! You may also hear the roar of the two newly installed EAW RSX218 dual subwoofers which can achieve pitches as low as 27 HZ. This will improve the overall sound quality throughout the theatre and allow for a much better listening experience! We plan to add more in the future as well. Joe Anderson, the Technical Director for the BFAC, states “These new upgrades will ensure an elevated user experience!”
We strive to provide the latest and greatest in guest interaction. With the five monitors scattered in convenient locations throughout the BFAC, you will be able to watch the performance from the lobby or vestibule despite anything that may prohibit you to enter the performance area. Dominic Cattero, The Front of House manager for the BFAC, when asked about the upgrades, states “I’m thrilled at the improvements that we are able to provide to those who utilize our space as well as those who experience the arts from the audience”. We would love to have you stop by and see what the hype is all about!

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