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Address: 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-9501
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Hangar Theatre is Ithaca's premier professional regional theatre,...

Hangar Theatre is Ithaca's premier professional regional theatre, presenting award-winning plays and musicals, live theatre for children, experimental theatre, new play readings, cabarets, special events, art exhibits, and more. Located in a renovated airplane hangar on the site of Ithaca's first airport, esteemed Broadway stars frequently headline Hangar productions.

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"Hangar Hits the Runway" Dec 8 at 3pm, a fashion show and shopping event with Jane Morgan's Little House. Proceeds support the creation of costumes for Hangar productions.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Dec 13-15

Theatre Incognita presents this acerbic, hilarious and shattering journey into the battlefields of marriage and academia.

"The Burns Sisters Holiday Concert" Dec 21 at 8pm, hear original songs and seasonal selections from cultures around the world. These local singer-songwriters have toured with Arlo Guthrie, creating their own blend of folk, rock, and blues. Bring donations for the food bank and be entered to win prizes.

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First Class Theater in the Finger Lakes

This is a great small theater doing excellent productions of current Broadway theater. If you enjoy quality theater this is worth your time and money. We saw "Clybourne Park" a... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2013
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is a great small theater doing excellent productions of current Broadway theater. If you enjoy quality theater this is worth your time and money. We saw "Clybourne Park" a recent Tony winner. It was funny and thought provoking. We spent a great ride home discussing the meanings and messages of the play. We were completely captivated.

Thank BigRedWheel
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Many equity actors and dancers. Broadway-quality productions have never disappointed us. Saw Gypsy this year and Titanic: the Musical last summer. Wow! Incredible productions!

Thank Betsy R
Cortland, New York, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Very nice theatre, clean. Good parking. Variety of plays, professional and well done. Near Cayuga Lake. Close to restaurants.

Thank Evelyn S
Canastota, New York
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Went to performance of "4000 Miles" at Hangar Theater. Play was outstanding, acting and set were first class. Theater recently remodeled in the last few years and is wonderful venue. Seating is excellent with not a bad seat in the house. Very intimate setting for performance did not even require actors to be miked. I will definitely return for another... More 

Thank scross45
Utica, New York
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Scenic location a stone's throw from Cayuga Lake. Modern building and every seat is good. I won a couple tickets from an NPR station and I went to Hangar to see "4000 Miles." Well-run operation.

1 Thank Sandylaneguy
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

My family went on a Saturday afternoon to see 4000 Miles. We thoroughly enjoyed the production. Very upscale venue with a modern yet inviting feel. Not a bad seat in the house, though if you have a hearing issue get seats up front.

1 Thank MarieIC
Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Too many productions include unneeded vulgarity and lewdness. The quality of the productions is otherwise good

1 Thank CUandAU
Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

By my count we have been to over 100 performances at the Hangar Theater - dating back to 1980. For most of those years, we have held season tickets. Many of the productions have been truly outstanding, most are above average, and there is an occasional disappointment, but overall the level of performance and professionalism is extraordinary. Much of the... More 

1 Thank Adam P
Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Took kids there in the summer. The plays are well done and not so long that the children get antsy. The audience is so close to the stage area that it feels like your part of it. Great outdoor seating area for picnic lunching.

Thank Monie G
Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

The Hanger has undergone recent renovations, with new seats and improved lighting. Almost any seat in the house is a great view. They offer several shows in the summertime for children (kidstuff) which is a must see and the regular offerings are wonderful as well.

Thank Amee H

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