107 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-8283 / (607) 280-7680 Mark Scarborough
The State Theater is located on 107 West State Street in Ithaca, New York. The Theater offers a variety of performances each season, from touring performances, to local community performances.
The State Theater was built in 1915 and was originally an old automotive garage. It was transformed into a vaudeville-style theater in 1928, and has since retained much of the original architecture,though it underwent some restoration between 1998 and 2001. Due to its historic value, as well as its antiquity, modern adaptive equipment is minimal. However, the State Theater is dedicated to personally provide as many accomodations as possible. Call ahead of time if you will be needing accomodations, such as accessible seating, which is located throughout the orchestra, assisted listening devices (although the State Theater does not have any at the current time), and to ask about shows with sign language interpretors.
The State Theater Box Office, located at 105 West State Street in Ithaca, New York (directly next door to the State Theater) is open Monday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm. Tickets are also available online at www.tickets.com. They do offer group ticket orders. While the State Theater does not give refunds, unless a performance is cancelled, they do offer exchanges, which must be made within 48 hours of the event.
The State Theater provides an excellent variety of diverse performances throughout the year. Previous events have included performances by Citizen Cope, The Ithaca Ballet, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Neko Case, and Lyle Lovett. Previous featured guests have included the Dalai Lama, and performances by the EAC Montessori.