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Smith Opera House

82 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456-3504
+1 315-781-5483
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Beautifully restored and maintained opera house

This was our first time at the Smith Opera House. We went to a Gordon Lightfoot concert that we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
N8241BIdanielk
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Watertown
Very nice venue

We saw Lyle Lovett and Shaun Colvin. Very nice venue. Lots of restaurants around and good... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
heavypaws23
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Syracuse, New York
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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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82 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456-3504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time at the Smith Opera House. We went to a Gordon Lightfoot concert that we enjoyed. The theater is impressive in itself and the performance was good.

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We saw Lyle Lovett and Shaun Colvin. Very nice venue. Lots of restaurants around and good parking. Recommend.

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

She is an awesome old dame - A true gem! The Smith Opera house is nestled in downtown Geneva amongst buildings that are of generations passed and on a bustling street. The interior of the Smith Old Opera Houses is ornate and painstakingly restored to...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

I went here to hear a concert of the River City Brass Band. The band sounded excellent in the great acoustic of this fine theatre. It's worth it to go to just about anything there as the architecture is so interesting. The people of Geneva...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

The interior dates to the 1800's and is beautiful. Has a varied schedule of live stage productions and movies. Always a bargain. Stop in to the office when they are open and ask for a tour.

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We were on vacation and being a buff of architecture were looking forward to visiting the historic Opera House to see the movie The Martian. We arrived about 25 minutes before the 7pm movie time only to find the theatre locked. After a few minutes...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building with interesting architecture. Varied programs with movies and concerts.

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Reviewed April 18, 2016

Recently saw an old John Wayne movie here and the vintage atmosphere fit perfectly. If you get a chance to see an event here, make sure you do!

Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

While many such edifices of the late 19th have been razed, The Smith is a fine local landmark with an ambitious schedule throughout the year. Restoration should have allowed for 21st century bodies as the seats are not generous. the acoustics are reasonably good, but...More

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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...More

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richardadecker
June 3, 2018|
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Response from TravelBoy27 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If I recall correctly, therenis parking directly across the street. You can also park in front of the theater and let people out and or pick them up. There is also parking directly behind the theater. If you contact... More
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Dick G
February 22, 2018|
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Yes. The box office is just to the right of the main doors (there are signs posted). I purchased my tickets a few hours before the show. The people in the small box office are super helpful, friendly and accommodating. They... More
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