The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex and Professional Training Academy. It is an intimate and flexible theatre space located on the first floor of the former Municipal Building Fire Station. This venue currently houses over 65 events per year in an annual season that runs from September thru June. Here you will find the Story Time Theatre Series composed of musicals and puppet performances based on actual story books, a Cabaret Concert Series, a Classical Piano Plus Series and several varieties of Jazz programming including bi monthly Jazz Jams. Our popular Shakespeare Alive! educational program, workshops and camps take place in this space as well. The venue is also host to at least two FUNdraisng events each season.
The space is lively and eclectic with several "Audience Walls" containing portraits of historic New Yorkers and local donors. There is an Endicott Johnson Shoes Mural in the Sentry Alarms Patron Lounge.
This space can be set up in a traditional theatre style with row seating or in a more relaxed supper club format. The venue can be rented for evening and daytime corporate events and private parties.
The Municipal Building Fire Station: Built in 1899 by Sullivan and Bagley, the former Municipal Building Fire Station is a National Register Historic Building in the Village of Johnson City, the center of Broome County. The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage features flexible staging accommodation 125-175 seats, which allows a wide variety of entertainment, classes and workshops. In the lobby area you will find the beautiful art deco bar from the former “Music Box” Jazz Club, which was located a few doors down on Willow Street. In it's early life, the first floor of the building held the fire wagons and horses of the Lestershire Fire Department. The facility also contained the Mayor’s Office and an elaborately paneled courtroom. The basement held Village Offices, an etched vault and several bowling lanes. The third floor is slated to become a 300-seat thrust style performance venue called the “Rooftop Playhouse” The second floor and basement will become dressing rooms and support space for the Academy and the Rooftop Playhouse.