Smith Center for the Arts

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

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. 

General Amenities
  • Meeting & Event Space:
  • Handicapped Accessible:
Facility Info
  • Theatre Capacity 1400
  • Number of Rooms 1
Smith Center for the Arts
Dec 14, 2019

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Join the Smith in a 15th... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Dec 16, 2019

This year Keb’ Mo’ is celebrating his 25th Anniversary year of performing under the moniker, with the release of two albums, Oklahoma (June 14) and Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You (Oct. 11), Keb’s first... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Dec 30, 2019

Spend New Year’s Eve Eve at The Smith enjoying Opera Ithaca’s delightful interpretation of Pauline Viardot’s “Cendrillon,” an operatic telling of the Cinderella tale. The perfect “gateway” to opera... 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
Feb 29, 2020

Featuring: Lawrence Loh, conductor Peter Rovit, violin Arvilla Wendland, viola PROGRAM BEETHOVEN Fidelio Overture MOZART Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 more

Smith Center for the Arts
Mar 3, 2020

Ten years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk. The constituent parts of The High Kings each had a wealth of history in the music business behind them,... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Mar 7, 2020

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company’s reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production... 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
Apr 18, 2020

Melissa Etheridge’s vision and drive have brought her fifteen Grammy Awards nominations and two wins, an Academy Award for “I Need to Wake Up” from the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth... more

Smith Center for the Arts
May 1, 2020

Featuring: Ward Stare, conductor Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano PROGRAM USTOVOLSKAYA Symphonic Poem No.2 BERLIOZ Les nuits d’été SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.11 “The Year 1905” 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

Smith Center for the Arts
Jun 16, 2020

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading to Geneva! Joining him will be five musical friends, James Raymond on keys, Mai... more

Smith Center for the Arts
Jul 23, Jul 25 - 26 2020

This summer, come see Gioachino Rossini's effervescent take on the beloved Cinderlla story at the historic Smith Opera House. Known as one of Rossini's funniest opera, La Cenerentola is a dramma... more