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Address: 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
Phone Number: 315.435.8000
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Description: A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York...
A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes. Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicolas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. Whether you are interested in watching a hockey game, singing along with one of the Famous Artists Broadway shows, watching Disney on Ice, attending a car, snowmobile or ice fishing show, or planning your annual group conference, The Oncenter welcomes you.Our professional experienced management team is here to ensure that each and every guest’s Oncenter experience is a positive, memorable event.
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Watching theatricals or other events there is fun

I've been visiting The Oncenter located in the heart of Syracuse from the year 1995, and I watched Lord of the Rings there back then staged by original artists. The only problem I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Appleton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Attended the AQS show at the Oncenter. It is a very nice facility. Good restrooms, elevators and escalators. Well lit. Attached parking ramp.

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Elmira, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was there for AQS Quiltshow in July - great place for a Conference! Easy location to hotels, large rooms. Only complaint was very little indoor food service, which was also very pricey.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I am not sure if this place is typical of conference centers, but certainly they must be aware that it's freezzzzing cold in the conference rooms. Hence my average rating. The space is fine and nice, well lit lobby. They have steps, escalators, and elevators in the building.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Civic Cener part of the Oncenter complex is a great concert and theater venue. We expirienced the show Hair and with an intimate gathering you felt like you were part of the show that friends were putting on for you in you home or back yard. Great cast too bad Covey is closing its operations after this show. Worth... More 

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State College, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was one of the worst places I have been for a trade show. No cabs outside waiting for people. Calling a cab service is the only way to get picked up. It is not convenient when it is snowing, blowing and about 15 degrees.

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kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been visiting The Oncenter located in the heart of Syracuse from the year 1995, and I watched Lord of the Rings there back then staged by original artists. The only problem I sometimes face there is a long walk for getting into parked car, if the normal parking space is full.

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Webster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were there over the weekend for a dance competition. Very easy place to find. Parking garage connects to the convention center or they also have an outdoor parking lot. $9 to park...kinda pricy, but average for event parking. Competition was in exhibit hall A. Fairly large room, plenty of chairs to sit in, and back room was used as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Seriously?!! Way too small. Nowhere enough seating so we had to stand for SEVERAL hours. No food/drink allowed in and only one line for food/drink. At one point the line wait was over an hour. Trash was not kept up on at all. The bathrooms were not very clean at all either. This place is way too small to stuff... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Part of the ONCENTER in downtown Syracuse. Theater performances are in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center. The Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater is the large theater in the Civic Center. Three levels. Has elevator and escalators. Need to use stairs to reach top part of balcony. Front row of balcony has low hand rail. Vision not obstructed. Bathrooms on each level.... More 

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BALDWINSVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

There are 3 buildings in this complex: The Civic Center, The Onondaga County War Memorial, and the Convention Center.I used to work as the Coodinator of Volunteer Ushers for the 3 theaters in the Civic Center. Every show that came into that building, I was in charge of getting ushers for that show. Sometimes, there would be 3 shows at... More 

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