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Address: 107 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 607-277-8283
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The State Theatre is the crown jewel of Tompkins County’s arts community...
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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Acoustic gem (but bring paper tickets)

The two downsides first - not a large entrance area means a bit of a line getting in, and, as mentioned, they don't have barcode readers so make sure you print out your paper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Irondequoit, New York
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Irondequoit, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The two downsides first - not a large entrance area means a bit of a line getting in, and, as mentioned, they don't have barcode readers so make sure you print out your paper tickets. We were there for John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett perfroming acoustically, and I was amazed by the sound. No crowd noise (or if there was... More 

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Ithaca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Ive been going to the State Theater for fifty years since when it was a movie theater, then two movie theaters and now it's present incarnation as a live music venue. The last time I went to a show was a few years ago for Built To Spill. But it's still the same old rustic, cool interior I remember as... More 

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ithaca, ny
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Saw another great show this week. A great variety of entertainment in a wonderful venue. We are lucky to have the State in downtown Ithaca

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Freeville, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There were some good acts which I saw there including Levon Helm, M.O.E., The Indigo Girls, Bruce Hornsby, Aimee Mann, and The Sim Redmond Band. I also saw a magic show and a showing of the movie, "The Last Waltz". I also went there to watch The Rachel Maddow radio show. It is a nice, old venue. It is very... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

State Theatre is truly a piece of Ithaca history. They always have great music and other performance acts on the marquee and in the ticket booth. I'm especially fond of the Winter Village Bluegrass Festival held here for the past few Januarys. Check it out.

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Ithaca, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
72 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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