Syracuse has many options when it comes to performing arts.

The city loves music which is evident by two of its great summer music festivals, the Syracuse Jazz Festival and the New York State Rhythm and Blues Festival which attract visitors from all over to enjoy the great live music. CNY Jazz, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, Civic Morning Musicals, Society for New Music, and Syracuse Vocal Ensemble are among the other organizations that also demonstrate the city's appreciation for music.

There is also a thriving theater scene in Syracuse. From regional professional theater (Syracuse Stage), large touring Broadway shows (Famous Artists Broadway Series), and excellent student productions (Syracuse University Drama), to terrific local companies (Appleseed Productions, Rarely Done Productions, Not Another Theater Company, among others), there is a lot to choose from.

Take a step into the charming world of puppet theater by visiting the International Mask and Puppet Theater Museum which does performances that all ages enjoy. 

The Landmark Theater is one of the best places to catch a live act as its beauty competes with the artists themselves. It hosts traveling theater groups, concerts, and more.

Syracuse Opera produces three or four operas a year, Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series hosts talks by renowned authors, and the city also has comedy clubs and several improv comedy troupes.

Additionally, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, and Onondaga Community College provide a constant stream of concerts, plays, guest lectures, etc., almost always open to the public (and often free).

 For more on cultural events, performing arts, lectures, readings, and exhibits visit, or the OnCenter's calendar of events.