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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2022 Smith History Tours

Wednesday, May 18 at 10am
Wednesday, May 25 at 10am
Wednesday, July 13 at 10am
Smith Opera House
History tours are back! 10am on the following Wednesdays:
May 18
May 25
June dates TBD
July 13
July 20
July 27
Aug 3
Aug 10
Aug 17
Aug 24

Walk ups welcome!

About Smith History Tours

While the historic Smith Opera House is a venue where fascinating stories unfold via film and the performing arts, the building itself has its own compelling stories that have shaped the people and culture of Geneva and the Finger Lakes region since 1894.  We invite the public to experience a bit of Smith lore and enjoy its unique architecture and décor via a tour of the theater.
The history shared in these tours springs from a research project led by Dr. Chris Woodworth, associate professor of theatre at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and her 2018 summer research assistants, Austin Jennings and Margaret (Gretty) Hollister. 
Tour participants should meet at the front of the theater at 82 Seneca St., Geneva. The tours will last approximately one hour. Please note that the tour may include visiting the theater’s balcony, which is not wheelchair-accessible.
While the tours are free, donations are gladly accepted.