The Gifford Family Theatre

Current Season    Summer Arts Institute 

The Gifford Family Theatre, in residence at Le Moyne College's W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, is Central New York's premier theatre for young audiences. In the belief that the arts are crucial to the development of children and their subsequent participation in our community, the Gifford Family Theatre is committed to providing professional theatre to children and families, with affordable public performances and school matinees. The Gifford Family Theatre's mission is to enrich, empower, and entertain young audiences through the creation of innovative theatre of the highest caliber. GFT regards the cultural education of young people as a priority and respects them as discerning audiences who deserve quality work that upholds artistic and aesthetic integrity while embracing current educational curricula.


Our 2023 spring show will be Mo Willems's NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: THE ROCK EXPERIENCE, based his book by the same name (minus "The Rock Experience"). Performances will run May 26-June 10, with school matinees weekday mornings beginning May 22. Tickets for weekend performances will go on sale in February and will be available online through the performing arts center's secure ticketing system or from the box office at (315) 445-4200. School matinees are booking now! For more information or to book a school matinee, please call (315) 445-4230 or email