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 be vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test*. 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.

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The Smith goes to FULL CAPACITY for “1964” The Tribute

GENEVA, NY – There is no better way to celebrate returning to full capacity than by dancing and singing the night away to the music of rock and roll legends, The Beatles. The Smith Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce their first show at full capacity – meaning all 1400 seats – will be “1964” The Tribute. On Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8:00PM, “1964” will recreate an early ‘60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. The band features Mark Benson as John Lennon, Mac Ruffing as Paul McCartney, Tom Work as George Harrison, and Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr. There will be a Patreon and Members-only presale on Thursday, June 24th at 12:00pm, and a general public onsale starting on Friday, June 25th at 12:00pm. To purchase tickets, please visit

The Smith box office is back open for phone and in-person sales, 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday!

“1964” last performed at the Smith in 2019, and we are thrilled to welcome them back to celebrate the return of live music.  For over 30 years, “1964” has astounded audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. The band meticulously re-creates the “magic” of those live concerts with artful precision and unerring accuracy. This concert is perfect for those that never saw The Beatles live but always wanted to.

1964 The Tribute is not endorsed by or affiliated with Apple Corps, LTD.

Ticket buyers will once again be able to choose their own seats via our ticketing service, Eventbrite. Attendees will no longer be seated socially distant from other parties. Full vaccination is not required to attend this event, however masks must be worn at all times by unvaccinated attendees. Please take this in consideration prior to purchasing your tickets.

The Smith’s box office will be open for in person of over the phone sales Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Online tickets can be purchased at any time. The Smith is no longer mailing tickets or offering will call. All phone or online purchases will receive a digital ticket sent to a valid email. 

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. Due to COVID-19, our box office is only open by appointment. If you wish to leave a message for our staff, please email or call (315)781-5483 to leave a voicemail. For more information visit