State Theatre of Ithaca
State Theatre of Ithaca
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Arnold T
Ithaca, NY267 contributions
Another performance attended, "Who's live Anyway" the 27th of October 2021 and again Very Good. All had to show the covid vacinations to enter and all were required too wear a mask. Since we are "Supporters" and frequently attend several performances, pleased again with this one. The sound was excellent and I believe all seating has a great view of the stage. A hidden gem in the Finger Lakes! A car dealership renovated into a movie theater and now has several live performances with renovations continually being made. Great venues!
Written October 28, 2021
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Arnold T
Ithaca, NY267 contributions
Attended another venue, Jukebox Modem, which was a excellent show. With this covid a covid vaccination card had to be shown along with drivers license. Since we are supporters we are bias. What a long way they have come over the past years. Every staff we have encounter has been friendly and professional. Alcohol available at certain performances along with a cookie, popcorn candy availability. The theater many be small but many renovations have been made and viewing the ceiling, walls etc... you see some beautiful decor . For us, a dinner and a show. Since we attend many venues we praise for it to be available.
Written April 19, 2022
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Arnold T
Ithaca, NY267 contributions
First a great performance by Elvis Costello & The Imposters then Josh Gates! A car dealership, then vaudeville theater , movie theater and now renovated into a performance theater. Renovations continue with extremely talented performers performing and movies shown occasionally. One of the last theaters in Ithaca with renovations being done continually. We plan too attend several performances in the future and support the theater. One should attend something there and form there own opinion. One should also visit to see the beautiful interior. BEAUTIFUL!
Written January 9, 2020
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Kate C
Tunkhannock, PA217 contributions
Was here first time for a concert. Theater is old and a little dated. Seats small. Restrooms small and were not all functioning at the time. Otherwise, a good experience though. Nice to see these old style theatres still in use.
Written April 9, 2022
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Diane K
Niagara Falls, NY86 contributions
Couples
Have been to this theater before and this trip did not disappoint. It is an old movie theater that has been renovated to its former beauty. It has good acoustics. I would see any band I like there.
Written November 29, 2019
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Awsomegal
Toronto, ON406 contributions
Family
Our seats were front row upper balcony. We thought we had chosen good seats when the venue went on sale the first day but were mistaken. The sound was terrible.. all muffled. The front row had amazing views but the constant walking throughout the whole concert of people in front of us wrecked the whole experience. Gone are the days of common courtesy. My recommendation would be to only sit in the first balcony where no one is walking in front as you have the overhang. Also parking downtown is a nightmare due to one way streets.
Written October 9, 2017
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Arnold T
Ithaca, NY267 contributions
Couples
Excellent, excellent, excellent show, theater, beverages, renovated bathrooms, etc... and the theater is still being renovated. Again Dan Small Productions is bring in top name talent and we have attended several shows there and will continue to do so! I have praised the Theater in past reviews and I continue to rank them as a excellent theater and one should experience a venue there. Excellent shows, beautiful old theater and one always experience a great time while attending. Great comedians, bands, artists etc...
Written June 21, 2016
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Arnold T
Ithaca, NY267 contributions
Having top acts come to Ithaca and no traveling involved is a beautiful thing. The theater is historic, is being restored slowly, bathrooms, etc...which someday will be completely restored. The prices per show are quite reasonable compared to other establishments and Dan Smalls, the talent coordinator has done a outstanding job bring shows here. Now they have even started movie showings. My only negative comment is that they should have better lighting in the balcony for a individual to find his seat otherwise I have no negative comment, just a constructive one. One should visit here to form their own individual opinion. Mine is a excellent one! I have attended many shows, over 25, and have only seen one poor one. I believe there not to be a bad seat in the house! One should attend and support!
Written August 18, 2015
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judeg169
Ithaca, NY66 contributions
We love the State. There are no bad seats but it can get rather warm in there so dress in layers. Also the bathroom situation can be intense... not many choices. Love the State.
Written July 8, 2015
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mclee19
Irondequoit, NY696 contributions
Couples
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 it was well directed), and crystal clear guitars on the balcony. Whether that was the result of the sound engineer or the venue itself, irrelevant. It was probably a combination of the two, but it was defintely one of the best sounding shows I've been to.

The venue is nice, the seats are comfortable, and on the balcony they are very steep. We were in the front row on the aisle, but I'd find it hard to imagine that there are many blocked views if you have people in front of you.
Written May 3, 2015
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