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Address: 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone Number: 315-781-5483
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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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Stunning Venue

We drove 4 hours just to attend a band (Mandoline Orange) that was playing at the Smith one night in Geneva. We got to the venue and it was absolutely stunning. The acoustics... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We drove 4 hours just to attend a band (Mandoline Orange) that was playing at the Smith one night in Geneva. We got to the venue and it was absolutely stunning. The acoustics inside are amazing and the place itself has so much history it will overload your senses just sitting and looking around. We highly recommend the place for... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My wife and I attended our first event ever there recently - The Art Garfunkel Concert. The show was good, until Garfunkel threw a hissy-fit and ended the show early because someone was talking in the back. That's not The Smith's fault though. The theater is absolutely gorgeous - one of those old-time showcases. We did wonder about the operations... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Smith is a small yet well looked after concert hall. My son and I attended the Art Garfunkel concert last night. The acoustics of the hall allowed us to enjoy the evening and the voice of Mr. Garfunkel while sitting on the aisle in the balcony. Access to our seats was easy and the staff was polite and helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

In the Finger Lakes region for an extended vacation, I was perusing a flyer of events in the area. Saw a listing for "An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel" at the Smith Opera House and couldn't wait to go. This is a 1400 seat theatre that is 100+ years old and it is a great venue. Art put on a... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We we were visiting from out of town and had the chance to visit The Smith Opera House. While exploring the shops and eateries in downtown Geneva , we stopped into the Opera house. We were given a tour of the theater by a lovely lady, Laurie. Even though she was just closing up, she asked us if we would... More 

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Thank Anne K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Is on the beautiful historic district in Geneva, NY. The Opera House holds 1,400 seats. For more than a century 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. Occupied approximately 250 nights per year with events open to the public, the... More 

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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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10 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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Thank Jane H
Rochester, New York
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90 reviews
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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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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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