The Smith Center for the Arts is dedicated to upholding the The Smith Opera House as a vessel for community organizations to host an array of events. Since 1894, the Smith Opera House has thrived as the center stage of the Finger Lakes, offering quality performing arts and cultural opportunities for area residents and regional visitors.

Many Genevans hold treasured memories of The Smith from High School Graduation, to first dance recitals, or even our ArtSmart Theatre program. The Smith has a memory for everyone.

Community Partners


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Rent The Smith

The Smith is also available for the public to rent! Looking for the “wow” factor for your wedding? Are lake views the perfect addition to your dance rehearsal? Looking for a slick yet intimate venue for your baby shower? We’ve got you covered. From our stage, lobby, 3rd floor office suits, dance studio, and all the way down to our basement cabaret, there’s a Smith space that’s perfect for you. Learn more about rentals.