We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smith Opera House

82 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456-3504
+1 315-781-5483
Review Highlights
Historic, Impressive & Classic

She is an awesome old dame - A true gem! The Smith Opera house is nestled in downtown Geneva... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Great venue

I went here to hear a concert of the River City Brass Band. The band sounded excellent in the great... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
James G
via mobile
Read all 46 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
82 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456-3504
+1 315-781-5483
Write a ReviewReviews (46)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 10 December 2017

She is an awesome old dame - A true gem! The Smith Opera house is nestled in downtown Geneva amongst buildings that are of generations passed and on a bustling street. The interior of the Smith Old Opera Houses is ornate and painstakingly restored to...More

Thank TravelBoy27
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...More

Thank James G
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
Reviewed 15 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...More

2  Thank David D
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

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

Thank C S
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Borofirefighter
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank PJF243
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...More

Thank Screenname547
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Geneva
Ramada Plaza Geneva Lakefront Resort
2,026 reviews
.39 km away
Hampton Inn Geneva
601 reviews
.53 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Geneva Finger Lakes
121 reviews
1.71 km away
Americas Best Value Inn
136 reviews
1.95 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Beef & Brew
655 reviews
.11 km away
354 reviews
.06 km away
The Red Dove Tavern
239 reviews
.19 km away
Eddie O'Briens Grille & Bar
261 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Drum Brewing
31 reviews
.27 km away
South Main Street
27 reviews
.36 km away
Geneva History Museum
8 reviews
.56 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Smith Opera House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines