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State Theatre of Ithaca

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Address: 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5427
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+1 607-277-8283
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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The State Theatre is the crown jewel of Tompkins County’s arts community,...

The State Theatre is the crown jewel of Tompkins County’s arts community, hosting over 70 events and attracting over 45,000 patrons per year.

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Glorious old theatre

I have seen several plays and concerts in this fine old theatre. I am so proud of Ithaca for keeping the space alive. It is a chance to experience a large, ornate theatre that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2016
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Ithaca NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

I have seen several plays and concerts in this fine old theatre. I am so proud of Ithaca for keeping the space alive. It is a chance to experience a large, ornate theatre that conjures up endless speculation about its rich past. I have been here about five times for different types of events and the audience has always appeared... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

There's some big name acts that come to the State Theatre for a small town like Ithaca. It is nice inside with plenty of seating.

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Cayuga, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We've been to concerts, children's theater, and comedy at the State Theatre of Ithaca. Acoustics are good, the crowd is friendly, and the venue is within walking distance of many good restaurants and shops. We generally park a few blocks away and walk- saves time and frustration in finding a parking spot.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

It is worth being on their mailing list because I don't get to hear of their shows otherwise. Went to hear Gordon Lightfoot perform there and it was a treat for the price that we paid. It is equivalent to the best venues in terms of concert experience but the tickets are generally more affordable. The biggest constraint was the... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Reliving the past glorious theater experiences whether a movie, contemporary stage presentation or an old time theater presentation the place is most enjoyable.

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Lima, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

We recently attended a concert with Arlo Guthrie at the State Theater. What a gorgeous establishment! It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theater hosts comedians, musical acts, and classic movies. The acoustics are excellent and the building an architectural gem! We will be looking at this venue's schedule of events and returning again soon.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

The State Theater of Ithaca is one of the only fully restored vaudeville theaters in upstate New York. Both the interior and exterior are completely restored to their beautiful, high quality from the late 1920s and early 1930s. One can find a great variety of entertainment as this venue. World famous musicians, comedians, performance artists, and classic films are shown... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

There are many top bands that play here and the State experience makes every show fun. The smaller the group, the better the sound, but any show you can see at this old classic will be worth the ticket.

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Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

excellent historical theater, variety of live and film experiences. Excellent service and hospitality

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Opened year round, with a variety of performances. Find the schedule on line. Fair priced tickets. Step back in time to the theaters of yester year. There are no bad seats. Beautiful classic theater, guaranteed to bring you back to your childhood. Memories of classic movies shown in this theater will flood your mind., Step back in time, and share... More 

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