Smith Center for the Arts

82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-5483
Email: boxoffice@thesmith.org
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Since 1894, the Smith Opera House has thrived as the center stage of the Finger Lakes, offering quality performing arts and cultural opportunities for area residents and regional visitors. With a wide variety of programming that includes live concerts, plays, operas, lectures, films and community events, the theater is an ongoing symbol of historic preservation, non-profit perseverance and artistic excellence. The Smith is an architectural treasure in a fully restored theater that is air-conditioned in summer months. The Smith Opera House is a perfect venue for taking in a live performance of music, dance, theater or speech. The Smith boasts the largest indoor silver screen in the region and now features state-of-the-art digital projection. A wide variety of indie, classic and family films fill the calendar. For many live events, The Smith offers Finger Lakes wines and beer. 

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  • Theatre Capacity 1400
Smith Center for the Arts
Recurring weekly on Wednesday until October 30, 2019

While the historic Smith Opera House is a venue where fascinating stories unfold via film and the performing arts, the building itself has its own compelling stories that have shaped the people and... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Jul 20, 2019

Please join us for an evening of fine wines, film, and conversation! The Smith will host a screening of the critically acclaimed third installment of the Somm series (Somm III), along with a... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Jul 25, 2019

Few operas are as delightful as Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro," considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written. Picking up where "The Barber of Seville" left off, the action takes... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Jul 27, 2019

Few operas are as delightful as Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro," considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written. Picking up where "The Barber of Seville" left off, the action takes... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Jul 28, 2019

Few operas are as delightful as Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro," considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written. Picking up where "The Barber of Seville" left off, the action takes... more

Linden Street
Aug 11, 2019

Join supporters of the Smith Opera House for this special 125th Birthday Edition of our popular Medley on Linden. Seated at one long table that stretches the entire length of Geneva’s elegant Linden... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Aug 17, 2019

Winner of the 1970 Academy Award for Best Documentary director Michael Wadleigh, whose team included a young Martin Scorsese, perfectly captured the raw essence of the festival. more

Smith Center for the Arts
Aug 29, 2019

Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side Eye” for this upcoming season. Pat explains “I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Sep 22, 2019

Get ready to enjoy not one, but three incredible artists paying tribute to the one and only Elvis Presley! This entertaining performance includes 3 tributes to Elvis at different phases of his... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Sep 27, 2019

In the 1970s, The Smith Opera House was in danger of having to permanently close. The newly formed Finger Lakes Art Council – a group of five Genevans who met over coffee one day and mapped out... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Sep 28, 2019

“1964”… The Tribute focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960’s, but now only a precious... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Oct 6, 2019

There’s a reason the biggest names in laughter all catapulted their careers at The Second City…it’s been the funniest place on the planet since ‘59! Come witness the next generation of comedy... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Dec 6, 2019

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Dec 8-9, 2019

HAVANA HOP is a children’s tale of culture and confidence! Young Yeila dreams of being a superstar but her lack of confidence gives her awful stage fright. With advice from her mother and mentors,... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Feb 7-8, 2020

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Mar 12, 2020

They are back! Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. AC/DC meets the... more

Smith Center for the Arts
May 3-4, 2020

Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone. While disguised as a man, Rosalind meets fellow outcasts in the... more