NEW MASK/VAX POLICY! All patrons over 12 years of age at films or live performances at The Smith scheduled through Dec. 31, 2021 are required to wear a mask AND show proof of vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID test (within 72 hours)*. Children 12 years old or younger are required to wear a mask. Depending on the nature of the show, patrons may be allowed to remove their mask once seated in the theatre. Policies are subject to change at any time without notice; however, we will make every effort to contact ticketholders to alert them of changes to this policy. *We strongly recommend the use of the New York State Excelsior Pass Wallet app available from your app store. This app shows vaccine data and test results and will make admission to The Smith go smoothly.

About The Smith

The Smith Opera House
The Smith Opera House


The Smith Center for the Arts, Inc. is committed to providing and sustaining diverse arts and education enrichment opportunities for Finger Lakes residents and visitors, while maintaining its historic venue – the Smith Opera House.


The Smith Center for the Arts will create a vibrant Finger Lakes community through the arts.

The Smith Center for the Arts is both a presenting organization and a catalyst for enhancing the role of the arts in the Finger Lakes. The organization owns and operates the historic Smith Opera House, and coordinates numerous other arts advocacy projects. It is led by a Board of Directors, and through its committee structure, leaders of other arts organizations in the Geneva area participate in knowledge-sharing and joint identification of strategic initiatives.

COVID UPDATE: In compliance with the New York State Governor’s orders, the Smith has resumed operations with limited seating. For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

The Smith Center for the Arts Provides

  • Weekly email of upcoming events at the Smith Opera House and other venues.
  • The Smith Opera House as a vessel for community organizations to host an array of events.
  • A wide variety of programming including film screenings, theater performances, live concerts, and community events.

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