Theaters & Performing Arts

Enhance your Ithaca experience by catching a show from one of our local theatre groups! With national recording artists and Broadway-caliber theatre mixed with young, undiscovered talents, Ithaca's art scene will leave you with a fresh new perspective on the performing arts. Plus the many venues around town offer everything from a small, personalized experience to a 1,600 seat historic theatre, giving you fantastic variety for whatever you're in the mood for. 

See the show, stay for the encore...

Theatre Arts

State Theatre of Ithaca

  • 107 W. State/MLKing Jr. St.
  • (607) 277-8283

The State Theatre of Ithaca is a historic, 1600 seat theatre in the heart of Downtown Ithaca, NY. We host various events between September and June including concerts, comedians, lectures…

Kitchen Theatre Company

  • 417 W. State St./Martin Luther King Jr. St.,
  • (607) 272-0570

Bold • Intimate • Engaging The Kitchen Theatre Company is Central New York's Off-Broadway theater, a critically acclaimed and nationally recognized year-round professional theater…

Hangar Theatre

  • 801 Taughannock Blvd.
  • (607) 273-2787

About the Hangar Theatre The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd., north of Ithaca on Route 89 on the shores of Cayuga Lake. The building — once part of the Ithaca Municipal…

Cinemapolis Movie Theater

  • 120 E. Green St.
  • (607) 277-6115

You know those cool, independent films you think you need to go to a big city to see? We've got them! Cinemapolis is Ithaca's member-supported art house cinema. During your visit to…

Cornell Cinema

  • 104 Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University,
  • (607) 255-3522

Screens over 250 films annually, including classic foreign & Hollywood, documentaries, silent films w/ live music, world cinema, unusual children's films, art-house hits and more. We also…

Civic Ensemble

  • 127 Cleveland Avenue

Civic Ensemble is Ithaca's Public Theatre, a community-based theatre with national reach that creates theatre that explores and explodes the social, political, and cultural issues of our…

The Cherry Arts

  • 102 Cherry St.
  • (607) 241-0703

The Cherry Arts is a waterfront arts destination on the Cayuga Inlet for performing and visual arts. The Cherry presents new and innovative works that are radically local, radically…

Ithaca College - Theatre Department

  • 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca College,
  • (607) 274-3224

Enjoy opera, musical theatre, dramas, classics and comedy –all performed in the professional model by talented students from across the country. Oct-April. Visit their Main Stage…

Running to Places Theatre Company

  • 1013 W. State St.
  • (607) 216-8750

Running to Places (R2P) is a youth community theatre company that brings together middle & high school students from across the area. Our company rehearses and performs a complete season of…

Community Arts Partnership

  • 110 N Tioga St.
  • (607) 273-5072

The Community Arts Partnership has grant programs and workshop for area artists along with the Greater Ithaca Art Trail (with annual Open Studios and monthly first saturday artist studio…