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Smith Opera House Tours

Wednesday, October 31 at 10 AM
Saturday, November 3 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31

One event on Saturday, November 3 at 3:00pm

One event on Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00am

Smith Opera House

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.

The public is now invited to experience a bit of Smith lore and enjoy its unique architecture and decor via a historic tour of the theater. These tours are the beginning of a year-long celebration of the Smith Opera House’s 125th anniversary, which takes place Oct. 29, 2019.

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 summer research assistants, Austin Jennings and Margaret (Gretty) Hollister. 

While the tours are free, donations are gladly accepted. No registration is required. 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.

Tickets:Free, but donations are appreciated
Picture of the Smith Opera House exterior.