Smith Opera House

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

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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Oct 20, 2017

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released 10 studio albums and authored four books including her just released collection , What I... more

Oct 28, 2017

A cult classic from 1975 returns to The Smith on Halloween weekend, with action-packed romance, thrills, chills, lots of laughs and 16 great singalong songs. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the... more

Oct 29, 2017

Continue the Smith’s 123rd Birthday Party Celebration with regional favorite The Sim Redmond Band. Sim’s warmup band will be Geneva’s own Darwin. The fee for this concert is $18.94, to commemorate the... more

Oct 29, 2017

Celebrate with the Smith! Seriously, 123-years-old never looked so good! Built in 1894, Geneva’s Smith Opera House is celebrating this special birthday on Sunday, October 29, and is throwing a major... more

Nov 8, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, Presbyterian minister, and Princeton University professor, Chris Hedges, comes to Geneva for one night only. This visit is sponsored in part by Hobart &... more

Nov 10, 2017

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra makes the first of two appearances on this season’s Geneva Concert series. Music Director Ward Stare will conduct and the extraordinary pianist Olga Kern, an RPO... more

Dec 17, 2017

Recalling the roaring hearths and roars of laughter that are part and parcel of Christmas in Irish families, virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols,... more

Feb 9, 2018

The RPO is back on Friday, February 9. Ward Stare conducts. The evening begins with a special performance by the Rochester City Ballet dancing to Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46. David Halen,... 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

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

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 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