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 Hangar Theatre building, once part of the…

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…