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Address: 82 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456-3504
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Built in 1894, the fully restored Smith Opera House presents the best live...

Built in 1894, the fully restored Smith Opera House presents the best live music, outstanding local and travelling theatrical productions and the finest films on the region's largest indoor movie screen for audiences of all ages. Noted for its superb acoustics and exquisite decor, the historic Smith Opera House is open year-round and offers the widest variety of performing arts opportunities in the Finger Lakes and beyond.

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Great venue

I went here to hear a concert of the River City Brass Band. The band sounded excellent in the great acoustic of this fine theatre. It's worth it to go to just about anything there... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
James G
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121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I went here to hear a concert of the River City Brass Band. The band sounded excellent in the great acoustic of this fine theatre. It's worth it to go to just about anything there as the architecture is so interesting. The people of Geneva are lucky to have such a nice venue.

Thank James G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The interior dates to the 1800's and is beautiful. Has a varied schedule of live stage productions and movies. Always a bargain. Stop in to the office when they are open and ask for a tour.

Thank Georgia C
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were on vacation and being a buff of architecture were looking forward to visiting the historic Opera House to see the movie The Martian. We arrived about 25 minutes before the 7pm movie time only to find the theatre locked. After a few minutes of peeking in the window a very nice lady from across the street approached my... More 

1 Thank David D
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building with interesting architecture. Varied programs with movies and concerts.

Thank C S
Geneva, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Recently saw an old John Wayne movie here and the vintage atmosphere fit perfectly. If you get a chance to see an event here, make sure you do!

Thank Lisa G
Rochester, New York
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104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

While many such edifices of the late 19th have been razed, The Smith is a fine local landmark with an ambitious schedule throughout the year. Restoration should have allowed for 21st century bodies as the seats are not generous. the acoustics are reasonably good, but the decoration is a bit of a cross of a vaudeville hall and what I... More 

Thank L F
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We drove 4 hours just to attend a band (Mandoline Orange) that was playing at the Smith one night in Geneva. We got to the venue and it was absolutely stunning. The acoustics inside are amazing and the place itself has so much history it will overload your senses just sitting and looking around. We highly recommend the place for... More 

Thank Borofirefighter
Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

My wife and I attended our first event ever there recently - The Art Garfunkel Concert. The show was good, until Garfunkel threw a hissy-fit and ended the show early because someone was talking in the back. That's not The Smith's fault though. The theater is absolutely gorgeous - one of those old-time showcases. We did wonder about the operations... More 

Thank PJF243
St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Smith is a small yet well looked after concert hall. My son and I attended the Art Garfunkel concert last night. The acoustics of the hall allowed us to enjoy the evening and the voice of Mr. Garfunkel while sitting on the aisle in the balcony. Access to our seats was easy and the staff was polite and helpful.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

In the Finger Lakes region for an extended vacation, I was perusing a flyer of events in the area. Saw a listing for "An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel" at the Smith Opera House and couldn't wait to go. This is a 1400 seat theatre that is 100+ years old and it is a great venue. Art put on a... More 

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