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State Theatre of Ithaca

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Theater great, Box office bad

Since I have been attending ventures there and always been pleased and a e-mail was sent to me for... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2018
arnold t
Ithaca, New York
Performed... "Who's Line"...9/18

Excellent show, seating plentiful like theater.., beer or wine plus water candy or pop corn which... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
arnold t
Ithaca, New York
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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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107 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5427
+1 607-277-8283
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Since I have been attending ventures there and always been pleased and a e-mail was sent to me for purchases to be made a day early before they went on sale to the general pubic. This notifications stopped and no matter what I do, can't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank arnold t
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Excellent show, seating plentiful like theater.., beer or wine plus water candy or pop corn which we suggest a beverage since there is no air conditioning which should be installed soon to the tune of 2.5 million. Remember their 90th year and still renovating a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank arnold t
Reviewed May 7, 2018

The State Theater could definitely use some TLC, and updating, but it's a tradition, it's iconic, and it plays host to many wonderful acts which come to the area. Climate control is definitely an issue, particularly in the summer, when it gets pretty hot and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Beautiful theatre! Every seat is a good seat. I'm not an expert on sound, but the concert sounded good to me in the back of the balcony. They sell beer, but the lines are rediculously long so I didn't bother (it's only draft in plastic...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank scrimagem
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

A questionable play about Elmer Elevator rescuing a dragon. Poorly acted and even the children were bored. Narration was dreadful. The actual theatre was a good size and the stage easily seen by all. The children were enchanted by the castle like entrance hall. Effort...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Again a wonderful evening and a very talented show at the theater. Anyone who does not venture there for a performance is missing out! Again our seats were located in the balcony where we like to sit and as usual the performance was excellent. I'am...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank arnold t
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited last night and saw Broken Social Scene. The theatre was beautiful and quaint. We were in a side aisle seat, toward the front of the theatre. Parking was easy-we parked about a block away in a small lot for free...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TrpReviwr
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We have traveled to lots of theaters to see concerts, and the State Theater of Ithaca is a cool venue that is just the right size for enjoying a great show. The acoustics are not ideal, but you don't have a bad seat when you're...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bailey S
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The State Theatre of Ithaca is another example of an old-fashioned large movie theater repurposed and updated for concerts and various gigs of top-name musicians and entertainers. The stage and acoustics were excellent; the seats not so much (cramped, not enough leg room). Downtown Ithaca...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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February 6, 2018|
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Response from 447charlenes | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the street.Just around the block. There is a parking garage nearby.