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Benefit My State Variety Hour

A sampling of what The State Theatre offers and the stories behind why this building truly matters…

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

7:00 p.m. Showtime

For over 90 years, The Not-for-Profit State Theatre has been an iconic part of Downtown Ithaca’s vibrant arts scene. From our family & movie series to world-class touring musicians, comedians, and entertainers, The State Theatre has been enriching our community since 1928.

The reality is… The cost of running and maintaining this beautiful theatre greatly exceeds income from ticket sales, sponsorships and rental income.

Join us for the inaugural “Benefit My State Variety Hour” and enjoy a small taste of the many flavors your State Theatre of Ithaca has to offer. *ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT YOUR 501-C-3 Not-For-Profit State Theatre of Ithaca*

Tickets can be purchased here.