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. This organization is also committed to being this community’s center of performing arts activity, as well as a cornerstone of downtown Ithaca’s economic revitalization.
STATE THEATRE OF ITHACA, INC. IS THE 501 C(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT OWNS AND OPERATES DOWNTOWN ITHACA’S LAST REMAINING HISTORIC THEATER. WITH JUST OVER 1,600 SEATS, THE STATE THEATRE HOSTS OVER 75 EVENTS EACH YEAR INCLUDING CONCERTS, THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, COMEDY SHOWS, CLASSIC MOVIES, DANCE PERFORMANCES, READINGS, AND COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES. OVER 50,000 PEOPLE ATTEND EVENTS HERE EACH SEASON.