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Address: 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone Number: 315-781-5483
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Description: Built in 1894, the fully restored Smith Opera House presents the best live...
Built in 1894, the fully restored Smith Opera House presents the best live music, outstanding local and travelling theatrical productions and the finest films on the region's largest indoor movie screen for audiences of all ages. Noted for its superb acoustics and exquisite decor, the historic Smith Opera House is open year-round and offers the widest variety of performing arts opportunities in the Finger Lakes and beyond.
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A beautifully restored theatre

This gem has unobstructed views from any seat, the sound quality is excellent, and the staff are welcoming. The ties to the HWS campus are clear, as the Koshare Dance Collective... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Ronkonkoma
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Ronkonkoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This gem has unobstructed views from any seat, the sound quality is excellent, and the staff are welcoming. The ties to the HWS campus are clear, as the Koshare Dance Collective performance has been there for the last 2 years and in return Koshare has given money to buy lighting trees and to assist in the Smith Opera House programs.

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Rochester, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Saw Rosanne Cash there. Very nice venue; all the seats are good. I hope to get back there, but there is nothing on their schedule that interests me.

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Columbus, Ohio
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161 reviews 161 reviews
37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Loved watching a movie in this old theater! Nicely maintained and beautiful architecture. Although we went to see a movie, there wasn't anyone working so we were unable to pay.

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Horseheads
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We came to the Smith for a Town Pants concert -celtic rock. The sound was great. There was a fun pub in the basement that served a great wine list. Good seating and a beautiful old theatre right in the middle of downtown.

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Hong Kong, China
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179 reviews 179 reviews
69 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A beautiful setting that makes it worth going alone, with always good performances, usually small names, of all sorts of music, though they do have the RPO perform and have had Guster come in the past. Also known for having indie/foreign film showings with regularity

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Buffalo, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Visited the Smith Opera House to see a live concert last weekend. I learned after speaking with Chuck, a volunteer here at the Smith Opera House that this place is a non profit, meaning everyone on staff that we encountered throughout the night was a volunteer. They were all so friendly. The ladies behind the bar, and the staff greeting... More 

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Rotterdam, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was here with my husband for a concert and we sat in the balcony. I personally think we had the best seats in the house. We were able to clearly see the entire stage and the sound was great. It is a pretty building with comfortable seating. The ladies rest room was clean and easy to find. We also... More 

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Rochester, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was my second time to the Smith Opera House. The first time was a year ago to see a live performance of "Junk". This time was to see the latest Robert Redford movie. Both times I was very impressed by the sound quality. The sound of the dripping or flowing water almost made me look around for the ceiling... More 

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Geneva, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not only does the sound quality beat out any other theatre, but now we can watch the performances in comfort in the summer with the added air conditioning!

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Geneva, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This historical building is so very magnificent,you will be astonished! I've been here numerous times for shows, concerts, movies, musicals, lectures, graduations, etc. Sounding is always great. Architecture is elaborate. Many restaurants nearby for dining after the show.

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