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Give the Gift of the Smith this Holiday Season!

GENEVA, NY  Need a unique gift to offer your creative friend or family member this holiday season? Look no further than the Smith Center of the Arts! There are several options available to personalize your gift of a donation to the Smith. From a commemorative plaque on a seat in the Opera House to a personalized brick laid permanently into the Seneca Street sidewalk, there are a myriad of choices for those interested in honoring a loved one while giving back to the artistic community. Browse gift opportunities on The Smith’s website here


The gift of a one time contribution or a sustaining membership is a great option for those looking for an affordable way to support the Smith while honoring a friend or co-worker. Membership levels start at just $60. Each level bestows the member with benefits from advanced notice of shows to drink coupons and movie passes. Check out membership options here.


This year, forget the plastic and bad taste! Instead, remember or honor a friend, neighbor, loved one or family pet, proudly display their name or business or even beautify the sidewalk with a few poetic words by purchasing a brick to be embedded in the Seneca Street sidewalk. You can leave your mark on Geneva’s street-scapes while supporting The Smith. Check out this option here.

Inside of the opera house itself you have the option to either sponsor a seat by purchasing a commemorative plaque that will adorn one of the theatre’s iconic red velvet seats, or designate a star in the artfully painted ceiling mural. These are gifts that enmesh themselves in the fabric of Geneva’s community, and keep the memory of your nearest and dearest alive for generations to come.

As a not-for-profit organization, The Smith relies on contributions to stabilize its operations and ensure that the Opera House will be a destination for future Finger Lakes residents and visitors to enjoy. Gifts from donors allow the Smith to program its stage with a diverse array of live, engaging performances and enables us to preserve, maintain and improve the functionality and comfort of Geneva’s Opera House, a site on the National Register of Historic Places.


To learn more about events offered by The Smith Center for the Arts visit, or visit or call our box office for phone and in-person sales, 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday.


The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year-round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Please email or call (315) 781-5483. For more information visit