In the midst of national attention to local restaurants and a growing interest in the region’s wineries and breweries, The Smith continues to serve residents and visitors alike as Geneva’s downtown anchor and cultural center for community and the arts. Thanks to a successful capital campaign and grant acquisitions, The Smith, like its home city, is thriving.
Now we need to take the next critical step: to build our membership and annual support. This letter kicks off our 2019 Join & Support program. We are pleased to offer you the following menu of benefits when you become a member. Your membership helps us to create programs and performances in the historic Smith Opera House and assure its vibrancy in the heart of our dynamic small city. Join today and help keep the arts thriving in downtown Geneva.
The Smith Opera House is one of the oldest operating performing arts theaters in the United States and is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Called an “architectural gem” by The New York Times and the Smithsonian,The Smith has presented a wide variety of performances on its stage, from burlesque to Bruce Springsteen to the Avett Brothers. Through classic films on the largest screen in the Finger Lakes, the ArtSmart schoolkids’ series for young audiences and the Jan Regan Smith Club Series, The Smith offers something for everyone.
The Smith continues to be the cultural anchor of community life for Geneva and the Finger Lakes region, featuring local performances, hosting meetings and cheering area students as they cross the stage each June for their high school diplomas.
Ticket sales and other revenue streams do not completely cover the cost of operating our historic theater. Therefore, we depend on your membership to sustain our mission.
$60 Individual ($5/month*): Advance notice of shows; e-newsletter.
$100 Family/Dual ($8/month*): Advance notice of shows; e-newsletter.
$150 Friend ($12.00/month*): Advance notice of shows; e-newsletter; two beverages (including beer and wine when offered) at a show of your choice.
$250 Patron ($20/month*): Advance notice of shows; e-newsletter; ten movie passes; two beverages (including beer and wine when offered) at three shows of your choice.
$500 Smith Crew ($40/month*): Advance notice of shows; e-newsletter; one pass for all movies; two beverages (including beer and wine when offered) at five shows of your choice; annual behind-the-scenes tour.
$750 Seneca Circle ($60/month*): Advance notice of shows; e-newsletter; two passes for all movies; two beverages (including beer and wine when offered) at five shows of your choice; annual behind-the-scenes tour.
$1,000+ 1894 Club ($80/month*): Advance notice of shows; e-newsletter; two passes for all movies; beverages for two people (including beer and wine when offered) — no show limit; annual behind-the-scenes tour; use of the Cabaret for a pre-show private party.
* Please consider making a SUSTAINING gift. It’s a convenient way to support The Smith and it saves you a few dollars! Each month, we will charge your credit or debit card.
The Smith Center for the Arts is recognized as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; a portion of your membership contribution may be deducted from your taxes. Please contact your tax professional for guidance.
Click here and purchase your membership online.
You may also mail a check (made out to “Smith Center for the Arts” ) to
The Smith Center for the Arts
82 Seneca St.
Geneva, NY 14456
Please indicate your membership level on your check and include an email address.
Thank you ever so much for your support!