Smith Opera House

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 Opera House
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 Opera House
May 30, 2019

Set in the 1880s, this 1999 Mike Leigh film tells the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves,... more

Smith Opera House
Jun 6, 2019

Paris is Burning (1990) depicts a New York fashion subculture. Shot in the late 1980s by Jennie Livingston, the documentary examines how a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers... more

Smith Opera House
Jun 7, 2019

Ask anyone about the new generation of social justice music-makers and they’ll mention either Heather Mae or Crys Matthews. Mae, a powerhouse performer and earthshaking vocalist, has turned her... more

Smith Opera House
Jun 8, 2019

Get ready for an evening of legendary jazz that pays tribute to artists in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Geneva Music Festival favorite and Broadway star Syndee Winters will be joined by jazz... more

Smith Opera House
Jun 9, 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the... more

Smith Opera House
Jun 9, 2019

This 2010 documentary looks at the role of the June, 1969 Stonewall Riots – so named for the Greenwich Village gay hotel and bar, the Stonewall Inn, in front of which the riots occurred –... more

Smith Opera House
Jun 29, 2019

Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training, and his work ethic. He became a global... more

Smith Opera House
Jul 5, 2019

Did you know that George M. Cohan — legendary writer, lyricist, and musical theatre director — and his incredible family of vaudeville performers twice graced The Smith stage? This musical biopic of... more

Smith Opera House
Jul 11-14, 2019

Geneva Theatre Guild Presents SPAMALOT, lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Directed by Steve Duprey Musical Direction by Meredith Beckley and Deb Hodgeman... more

Smith Opera House
Jul 19, 2019

Starring Robert DeNiro, John Savage, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep, this war drama follows a group of men from rural Pennsylvania whose lives are changed forever after serving in Vietnam. As... more

Smith Opera House
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 Opera House
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 Opera House
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 Opera House
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 Opera House
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 Opera House
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 Opera House
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 Opera House
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 Opera House
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 Opera House
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