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.

The Cabaret

The recently renovated and intimate cabaret brings a cozy “speak easy” vibe for your party! Featuring a copper top bar, high top cocktail tables and chairs, and additional 6′ tables and folding chairs the Cabaret is perfect for medium sized events. At 432 square feet, this space is versatile and can host everything from anniversary parties to club meetings to small film screenings.

Our cabaret is located on the lower level of The Smith and has convenient access to our catering kitchen and newly renovated restrooms. The Smith Opera House boasts 125 year old historic charm in downtown Geneva, adjacent to free public parking.

Want to rent The Cabaret? Call us at 315-781-5483 or send an email to


Cabaret Specs

Room dimensions: 36’ x 12.25’, 432 sf

Cabaret Amenities:

  • 30’ copper topped, wooden bar with brass foot rail
  • Access to Smith bar and catering kitchen (refrigerator, 3 bay sink, dishes, pots and pans, serving dishes, utensils, sterno food warmers, etc.)
  • Can arrange for Smith TIPS-trained staff to acquire liquor license and serve wine and beer on tap
  • One dozen high top tables with matching chairs
  • Easy access to rest rooms

Tech Amenities:

  • Built in speaker system, full use of mic system
  • 14’ x 12.25’ of stage space with pre-installed side fills
  • 2-15” and 2-10” speakers, pre-hung
  • TV with HDMI Port, integrated with speaker system

The Smith Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Fully heated, air conditioned
  • Several portable 6’ tables
  • 50 black folding chairs


Our Cabaret is great for



Rehearsal/audition space

Continued use (regular film screenings, trainings, meetings, etc.)

Solo/duet musical, poetry slam, or comedy acts

Show video/film, make presentations