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Smith Opera House

The Smith Opera House

Location

82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
315-781-5483 https://thesmith.org
866-355-5483
Saturday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday - Friday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Smith Opera House is a perfect venue for taking in a live performance of music, dance, theater or speech. The performances on stage range from modern rock concerts, children’s theater, community theater, and live presentations.

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Live Performances Smith Opera House Tour

Weekly on Wednesdays from May 1 to Oct 30
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 … Read more »
Tickets:Free but donations are welcome
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Film Follow the Fleet

Friday, August 23 at 7pm
Watch Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers glide across the largest screen in the Finger Lakes! Experience the humor, romance, and joy of their 1936 hit musical, "Follow the … Read more »
Tickets:$10 adults, $7 students
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Live Performances Pat Metheny Side-Eye

Thursday, August 29 at 8:00 PM
DSP Shows
Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side Eye” for this upcoming season. Pat explains “I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast … Read more »
Tickets:Reserved seating $75, $55 and $35 plus service fees
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Live Performances Second Annual A Cappella Sunday

Sunday, September 8 at 2pm
It's back! September 8th, 2019 at the Smith Opera House, come enjoy an afternoon of song with the area's best a cappella groups. Tickets will be on sale soon, … Read more »

Live Performances Jon Lehrer Dance

Saturday, September 14 at 7:30pm
Geneva Concerts
An innovative dance company distinguished by an "organically athletic" style rooted in modern and jazz dance. "Jon Lehrer's strikingly original choreography transformed the stage into an energy field … Read more »
Tickets:$30-$35, $10 college students, Free K-12 and HWS students
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Film Una Mujer Fantastica (A Fantastic Woman)

Thursday, September 19 at 7pm
New York State Council on the Arts
Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Somewhere in Santiago at … Read more »
Tickets:$5 Adult, (fees will incur for online orders)
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Film Chico & Rita

Friday, September 20 at 7pm
New York State Council on the Arts
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their … Read more »
Tickets:$5 general admission, 12 & under free (fees apply to online orders only)
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Live Performances Los Pleneros de la 21

Saturday, September 21 at 8pm
NYSCA and MAAF
Los Pleneros de la 21, is considered by many as New York’s preeminent Bomba and Plena ambassadors, bringing Puerto Rican culture to the world. The LP21 ensemble, an … Read more »
Tickets:$28 Adults, $13 Kids and Seniors (plus fees)
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Memories of Elvis

Live Performances Memories of Elvis

Sunday, September 22 at 3pm
Get ready to enjoy not one, but three incredible artists paying tribute to the one and only Elvis Presley! This entertaining performance includes 3 tributes to Elvis at … Read more »
Tickets:$35-$75
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Film Saturday Night Fever

Friday, September 27 at 7pm
In the 1970s, The Smith Opera House was in danger of having to permanently close. The newly formed Finger Lakes Art Council – a group of five Genevans … Read more »
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Live Performances “1964” … The Tribute

Saturday, September 28 at 8:00 PM
"1964"... The Tribute focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960's, … Read more »
Tickets:Reserved seating $47-$27 plus service fees
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Live Performances The Second City

Sunday, October 6 at 7:00 PM
There’s a reason the biggest names in laughter all catapulted their careers at The Second City...it’s been the funniest place on the planet since ‘59! Come witness the … Read more »
Tickets:Reserved seating $28.50-$38.50 plus service fees
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Live Performances An Acoustic Evening with Trey Anastasio

Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30pm
Creative Concerts
Creative Concerts and The Smith Opera House are thrilled to announce that we will be bringing TREY ANASTASIO to our stage on TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2019 … Read more »
Tickets:$75, $85 + fees
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Live Performances Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday, October 18 at 7:30pm
Geneva Concerts
Featuring: Christopher Seaman, conductor Simone Porter, violin Program HINDESMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4   The Smith will not be selling tickets for this event. Please go to Geneva Concerts website, genevaconcerts.orgfor more … Read more »
Tickets:$30-$35, $10 college students, Free K-12 and HWS students
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Live Performances Lake Street Dive

Saturday, October 19 at 8pm, Doors at 7pm
DSP Shows
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday July 26, 2019 at 10am EST. Smith Member pre-sale Thursday July 25, 2019 at 10am- check your email for the access … Read more »
Tickets:$49.50, $39.50, $29.50
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Live Performances Koshare Dance Collective 2019

Friday, November 15 at 7pm
Saturday, November 16 at 7pm
Hobart and William Smith College
Join us as the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges take the stage for two nights of dance! Featuring a variety of dance styles, Koshare celebrates the … Read more »

Live Performances The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

Sunday, November 17 at 3pm
Geneva Concerts
An ensemble of virtuoso brass players collected from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and others, performs an eclectic program ranging from J.S. Bach's Contrapunctus IX to Leonard Bernstein's West Side … Read more »
Tickets:$30-$35, $10 college students, Free K-12 and HWS students
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Live Performances Ithaca Ballet performs The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 1 at 3pm
Ithaca Ballet
Fall in love with Tchaikovsky’s great ballet, The Nutcracker, all over again with the Ithaca Ballet. Featuring classic pieces such as March of the Toy Soldiers, Dance of … Read more »
Tickets:$22 Adults, $17 Student/Senior, $12 Kids 12 and under
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The Blind Boys of Alabama.

Live Performances The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 PM
City of Geneva
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of … Read more »
Tickets:$46.50, $26.50, $10.50 plus service fees
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre Havana Hop

Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 PM
HAVANA HOP is a children’s tale of culture and confidence! Young Yeila dreams of being a superstar but her lack of confidence gives her awful stage fright. With advice … Read more »
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre Havana Hop

Monday, December 9 at 10 AM
HAVANA HOP is a children’s tale of culture and confidence! Young Yeila dreams of being a superstar but her lack of confidence gives her awful stage fright. With advice … Read more »
Tickets:$6.50

Film The Polar Express (2004)

Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 PM
On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of … Read more »
Tickets:$10 Adults; $5 Children 12 and Under, Lap-sitters are free!
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

Friday, February 7 at 10:00 AM
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry … Read more »
Tickets:$6.50
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

Saturday, February 8 at 11:00 AM
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry … Read more »
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Live Performances Symphoria

Saturday, February 29 at 7:30pm
Geneva Concerts
Featuring: Lawrence Loh, conductor Peter Rovit, violin Arvilla Wendland, viola   Program BEETHOVEN Fidelio Overture MOZART Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4   The Smith will not be selling tickets for this event. Please go to Geneva Concerts website,  Read more »
Tickets:$30-$35, $10 college students, Free K-12 and HWS students
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Live Performances Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 PM
DSP Shows
They are back! Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. … Read more »
Tickets:$38.50 to $28.50 plus service fees
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Live Performances Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm
Geneva Concerts
Featuring: Ward Stare, conductor Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano   Program USTOVOLSKAYA Symphonic Poem No.2 BERLIOZ Les nuits d'été SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.11 "The Year 1905"   The Smith will not be selling tickets for this event. Please go to Geneva Concerts website, genevaconcerts.orgfor … Read more »
Tickets:$30-$35, $10 college students, Free K-12 and HWS students
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre As You Like It

Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 PM
National Players
Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone. While disguised as a man, … Read more »
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ArtSmart Educational Theatre As You Like It

Monday, May 4 at 10:00 AM
National Players
Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone. While disguised as a man, … Read more »
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