Space Rentals

740 University Ave Rentals

Functional, flexible spaces. Literary ambiance.  

Whether you’re looking to hold a meeting, host a book launch, lead a play rehearsal, or deliver an event entirely your own, Writers & Books has a space for you in the heart of Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. 

Contact us about hosting your special event.

Chris Fanning, Director of Communications & Special Events: or 585.473.2590 ext 104.

We offer:

    • Fully accessible building
    • Variety of options for room set-up
    • Access to our bookstore
    • Off-street parking
    • Galley kitchen 
    • Flexible rental times  
    • Free wifi and access to projector system

We host:

    • Group meetings
    • Play read-throughs and rehearsals
    • Book launches
    • Discussion groups
    • Receptions
    • And more


Classroom: Our three classrooms are ideal for group meetings and small gatherings. We provide tables, chairs, and high tops for flexible set-up.  

Atrium: Glass-enclosed on three sides, with a vaulted ceiling, this intimate room accommodates 30 standing or 20 seated. Tables, chairs, and high tops are provided as needed. This space is available outside of regular business hours.

Theater: Our intimate theater is used for everything from readings, to read-throughs, performances, and presentations. The stage area is roughly 16′ by 16′; maximum capacity is 70. Tech includes:

        • Theater lights: 8 controllable PAR lights (two trees of 4)
        • Dimmable track lighting above stage
        • Sound system
        • 2 microphones
        • 2 speakers
        • 8-channel mixer
        • Large pull-down screen