The State Theatre building dates back to 1915. Designed by local architect Henry N. Hinckley, it was originally the Ithaca Security Company auto garage and dealership. The Berinstein family, people with a vision, purchased the building in 1928. They hired architect Victor Rigaumont to design and oversee the transformation... see more info about the State Theatre, its history, and its future.




#TBT Did you know? The State Theatre of Ithaca was a Studebaker dealership and garage from 1911 to 1925. Construction started in 1926, and on December 6th, 1928 doors opened to the grand theatre we see today. Photo circa 1924. #throwbackthursday #history Photo Courtesy of The History Center in Tompkins County.

Ithaca Voice

We talk to Casey Harris of X Ambassadors about growing up in Ithaca and returning to perform at the State Theatre for a sold out crowd.

“We’ve been wanting to do a ‘coming home’ show in Ithaca for a long time,” Casey explains. “We’ve known about this benefit for the State for a while, and it finally sort of clicked. So many of our formative concerts [happened at the State]. I remember seeing Chick Corea there when I was younger, it was one of the most insane shows I’ve ever seen. It feels so gratifying to be able to contribute to that, to bring it back home.

#tbt -- 1924. Did you know The State was a car dealership and garage? Photo courtest of The History Center in Tompkins County #studebaker #classiccars #twithaca #history #cny #flx #ithagram #vintage #film #throwbackthursday #stateofithaca #historicithaca #didyouknow?

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State Theatre of Ithaca Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Tompkins County’s last remaining historic theatre. Our mission is to enhance the cultural life of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes by preserving, operating and promoting the historic State Theatre as an active venue for national, international and community performances and programming.

107 West State Street
(607) 277-8283
Ithaca, NY 14850

Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm. Closed Mondays!

The Box Office will be CLOSED this July for Renovations. Extended summer hours will continue August 1st. On show days the Box Office will be open 2 hours before advertised door time in addition to our normal hours.