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Address: 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone Number: 315-781-5483
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Beauty and Versatility

This venue provides excellent programs for all ages. Ever since she was a little girl, my granddaughter has loved Smith Opera House for movie matinees, ballet and other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Joyce K
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Seneca Castle, NY
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Seneca Castle, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This venue provides excellent programs for all ages. Ever since she was a little girl, my granddaughter has loved Smith Opera House for movie matinees, ballet and other presentations. My husband and I have enjoyed concerts with the wonderful acoustics.

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Ronkonkoma
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Smith Opera House

Address: 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone Number: 315-781-5483
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Geneva
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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