NEW MASK/VAX POLICY! All patrons over 12 years of age at films or live performances at The Smith scheduled through Mar. 31, 2022 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.

Load-in Directions

Directions to the Smith Opera House

For complete directions to the Theatre, please click here, you will find how to get to the front of the Theatre.

There are two ways to load in to our stage.

1) Loading Dock

Our loading dock is the preferred method. There is a driveway just past the Theatre entrance that leads to the loading dock.

Front of the Theatre at 82 Seneca Street

Front of the Theatre at 82 Seneca Street

The driveway, left side of the theatre

The driveway, left side of the theatre

Smith Loading Dock

Due to the limited size of the parking lot, the loading dock is not recommended for semis. Up to a 24′ straight truck is easily accommodated. Larger trucks and trailers should use the Back Stage loading door. (See directions below.)

Smith Loading Dock

The loading dock opens directly into the Stage Right wing.

2) Back Stage Loading Door

Semis will not be able to maneuver to our loading dock. As an alternative, you may need to use our Back Stage loading door. This is a smaller door, but more accessible to larger trucks / trailers. As it requires the use of our neighbor Verizon’s parking lot, please let me know in advance if you need to use this option, so that I can obtain their permission.

To get to the backstage door, turn on Castle St. instead of Seneca St. A block up you will get to a traffic light. Right after the light you will see the Verizon parking lot on your left. We are at the back of this parking lot.

Satellite Map of Castle and Seneca streets

Satellite map of Castle and Seneca streets. The parking lot is outlined in yellow.

Load In Parking Lot for 53' Semi

Load In Parking Lot for 53′ Semi

Load In Door Detailed

Load-in door dimensions Height: 78″ | Width: 43″ | Lift Height: 30″ | Distance to Pavement: 8′