Smith Opera House

82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-5483
Toll-Free: (866) 355-5483
Meeting Facilities

For more than a century 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. Occupied approximately 250 nights per year with events open to the public, the theatre is an ongoing symbol of historic preservation, non-profit perseverance, and artistic excellence. The Smith is an architectural treasure in a fully restored, century-old theater. The Smith Opera House is a perfect venue for taking in a live performance of music, dance, theater or speech. The performances on stage range from modern rock concerts to children’s theater to dance theater, from world-renowned artists to community theater. 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, as well as simulcast performances fill the calendar. For many live events, the downstairs cabaret is open and features wine from local vineyards.

General Amenities
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Facility Info
  • Theatre Capacity 1400
Feb 22, 2018

Trippy jukebox musical featuring a 1960s love story set to songs by the Beatles. Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess star. Directed by Julie Taymor, and featuring rock icons Joe Cocker and Bono.... more

Feb 23-24, 2018

Are you looking for a unique experience that combines writing, theater, and teamwork to end up with a piece of writing that can be performed. Just 24 hours...that's all participants have to use a... more

Feb 25, 2018

This groundbreaking film by director Ava DuVernay chronicles the three-month period leading up to the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, when Dr. Martin Luther King (portrayed by David... more

Feb 27, 2018

Forget the pie charts, color-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What’s the street-level experience of voters in today’s America? In a triumph of documentary storytelling, ELECTION DAY combines... more

Mar 1, 2018

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade,... more

Mar 3, 2018

Julie Andrews made her Oscar-winning film debut as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who enlightens the lives of everyone she meets while caring for a stiff banker’s two children... more

Mar 6, 2018

The Dude abides. And he arrives at the Smith Opera House Tuesday, March 6 as “The Big Lebowski” screens at 7 p.m. The Smith will be celebrating the cult classic’s 20th anniversary with an invitation... more

Mar 10, 2018

Geneva Concerts is delighted to bring Cantus back to Geneva on Saturday, March 10. Acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” by Fanfare, their program, Discovery of Sight,... more

Mar 14, 2018

Long-time friends Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvincome together for one incredible evening of acoustic music as these two master performers and songwriters share songs and stories. A singer, composer and... more

Mar 16, 2018

The Town Pants started more than 20 years ago playing small pubs, which lead to performing at music venues in over 500 cities in 15 countries and eventually to headlining Celtic, Roots and World Music... more

Mar 25, 2018

In a time where success is expected and excess celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled. This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s... more

Mar 26, 2018

In a time where success is expected and excess celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled. This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s... more

Apr 5, 2018

From acclaimed cartoonist Dash Saw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation... more

Apr 9, 2018

With its present home on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND is the Air Force’s premier musical organization. Since its formation in 1941 as the Army Air... more

Apr 10, 2018

Cuentos, performed by David Gonzales, paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx! From... more

Apr 23, 2018

The Smith Center for the Arts and DSP Shows present The Decemberists, the acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band that will release their inspired eighth studio album, "I'll Be Your Girl," on March 16... more

May 3, 2018

Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band who, for more than 30 years, have remained true to their artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is their... more

May 5, 2018

The Geneva Concerts season concludes with a performance by Symphoria, a musician-led cooperative orchestra based in Central New York. They bring with them Italian conductor Christian Capocaccia and... more

May 19, 2018

Join Toeprints Dance Studio as they present their annual showcase with the theme of “Television.” Ages performing in the show are 3 years old to through college age. Dance genres presented will... more

May 21, 2018

Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to... more

Jun 17, 2018

Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for 50 years, earning him Radio Singles Chart Positions in North America, achieved by few... more