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State Theatre of Ithaca

107 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-8283
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
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Owner description: The State Theatre is the crown jewel of Tompkins County’s arts community, hosting over 70 events and attracting over 45,000 patrons per year.

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Ithaca, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This theatre is under restoration. It is getting much needed restoration. The theatre is actually quite beautiful and is getting better every day. This place gets acts that you won't really see in larger cities. Recently, I saw Paula Poundstone (for the second time) and loved every minute of it. Also, I saw Phillip Glass. Interesting performance. Big Data just... More

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Ilion, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Theater is beautiful..staff are very friendly and helpful. Entry in was quick, nice bathrooms. No hassle concert venue!

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Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Loved the old theatre - and loved the Ithaca audience. Lots of folks got up and danced - off to the side, being considerate of those who could not dance. Fun place, great show!

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Belmar, New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
47 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Saw Jenny Lewis here. Awesome theatre. They really did a great job keeping this place looking good. The sound was excellent. Cool architecture all the way to the ceiling. Don't hesitate to check out a show here.

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Ithaca, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The only thing missing from State Theatre is one of those old theater pipe organs. :) But seriously, it's a modernized, historical venue in the middle of Ithaca (right next to The Commons) that always has superb entertainment lined up. I recently heard/saw Lake Street Dive there. In January, you can enjoy Winter Village Bluegrass. Check their lineup and web... More

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Ithaca, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Attended the State Theater for a comic performance the 27th of September, 2014. A very good performance with ample seating, wine or beer to purchase if desired along with bakery cookies etc...from the Ithaca Bakery. Each performance we have seen there has been very good with Dan Smalls bring in very good performers. Renovations have improved each time we have... More

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Syracuse, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastic historic venue that does live concerts very well. Great sound, seats even in the mid level, had great sight lines. Good choice of snacks and coffee. Prices weren't too bad except for bottled water.

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Owego
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Right in the heart of Ithaca Commons, close to everything including great restaurants and shopping. Love the acoustics in this place --- not a bad seat in the house. Been here several times and attending B.B. King concert in April. We can't wait!

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Livonia, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The acoustics were great and it was a really nicely restored historic theater. The theater was very close to a number of good bars and restaurants and the band really seemed to enjoy the venue.

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Ithaca, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Excellent shows. Restoration is being done constantly and the only dislike is poor lighting in the balcony in ascertaining your reserved seat. The restoration once completed will make this a must see theater!

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