Proof of vaccination is no longer required for entry to the Smith Opera House. Masks are no longer required, though we strongly encourage their use particularly by those unvaccinated, including children. The Smith reserves the right to amend this policy as necessary, including at the request of specific artists or presenters.

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Spring Into Spring with Live Events at the Smith this Season!

GENEVA, NY – Greet the fresh buds of spring this year by coming out to enjoy the Smith’s upcoming live events! Starting out March with two shows in its first weekend, the Smith will present the acrobatic entertainment cessation Cirque International on Saturday, March 5th at 7:00pm, followed by the 198th Army Band for an impressive display of technical prowess on Sunday March 6th at 2:00pm. The following weekend on Saturday, March 12th at 8:00pm, audience members can expect to enjoy a legendary performance from Celtic-fusion band The Town Pants.

With their artistic interpretations of the world’s greatest acrobatic skills, Cirque du Soleil changed the landscape of Cirque-style productions. With sold-out shows worldwide, Cirque du Soleil soon became the world leader in this style of presentation. This engagement features performers from around the world coming together to produce a new generation of Cirque-style shows. Created by an award-winning production team, this wonderful show features an international line-up of some of the world’s finest acrobats, gymnasts, and aerial artists in an enchanting and mesmerizing spectacle of entertainment. Cirque International is perfect for the entire family as it brings to the stage breathtaking excitement in a magnificent extravaganza that will leave you spellbound. Find tickets on the Smith’s website here.

Based in Rochester NY, the 198th Army Band provides music for a large variety of public and military events in Upstate NY and throughout the country. The band is under the command of CW3 Matthew Stephens and WO1 Patrick Dunham. The March Concert at Smith Opera House is a community concert during Music in our Schools month, an event happening across the country. For this event, top high school musicians from the greater Rochester area have been invited to join the 198th in a joint concert celebrating the importance of music and tradition. Find tickets on the Smith’s website here.

The Town Pants started 20 years ago playing small pubs which lead to performing at music venues in over 500 cities in 15 countries and eventually to headlining Celtic, Roots and World Music festivals internationally. Three thousand shows later their own brand of Celtic roots-rock spans seven albums so far and is backed up with a legendary live show that has garnered them fans from Hawaii to Norway.
The Vancouver BC based band combines aspects of Irish traditional, folk, rock and roots Americana, fusing their signature dual lead vocals from brothers Duane and Dave Keogh to create a unique form of high energy “West Coast Celtic” that remains in the heart and head long after the music stops. There are many Celtic folk-rock bands out there, but rarely does a band have this combination of passion, energy and spirit in performance coupled with some of the most imaginative songwriting you’ll find in the genre. Find tickets for their upcoming show on the Smith’s website here.

As we say goodbye to the long, cold winter months and melt into the brightening days of early spring, there is no better way to celebrate the warming weather than by gathering together to enjoy the vibrant variety of artistic performances to be presented at the Smith this March.

It is important that we gather safely this spring. All patrons over 12 years of age at films or live Tickets to this event can be purchased on the Smith’s website here. By purchasing tickets to events at the Smith, patrons agree on behalf of themselves, and all other ticket holders in their party, to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. All patrons over 12 years of age at live performances at the Smith Opera House are required to wear a mask AND show proof of full vaccination and ID or a negative COVID test. Children younger than 12 years 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.

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. To learn more about events offered by The Smith Center for the Arts visit thesmith.org, or visit or call our box office for phone and in-person sales, 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Please email boxoffice@thesmith.org or call (315) 781-5483.