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Stanley Center for The Arts

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Address: 261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
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+1 315-724-1113
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00

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Fun for Everyone!

Having lived in the area for quite a long time, I had never been here before. You will not be disappointed. Fun for the whole family, for date night...you name it. The theater... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in the area for quite a long time, I had never been here before. You will not be disappointed. Fun for the whole family, for date night...you name it. The theater inside is beautifully constructed. Balcony seating, even in the far back of the room, is excellent. Can see everything. Can't wait to go back again!

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Whitesboro, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you like grand old theaters, you really should stop into The Stanley. This place is absolutely stunning. From the carved woodwork to the ornate chandeliers, you just can't get enough of this place!

Thank Michael P
Utica, New York
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6 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

What a wonderful night out when you view a show at the Stanley Theater. The shows are top quality and the Theater is quite an awesome sight to behold on it's own. The decor is of an age when Theater was glamorous.

Thank sherrirosenburgh
New Hartford, United States
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have one of the most beautiful theaters in the Northeast. It has undergone extensive renovations and offers many programs. We have Broadway plays, musical acts, fund raisers for charitable organizations, and many more functions.The theater has been selected by companies to put their plays together from the very beginning .

Thank Joseph F
Utica, New York
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Stanley Center for the Arts was originally a movie theatre. It has undergone many renovations but still has the old world charm from 100 years ago. The seating is comfortable and the sound and lighting systems are great. The stage is huge and can be seen from any angle including the balcony. Check out the giant stained glass chandelier... More 

Thank Peter M
utica ny, United States
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7 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

a beautiful theater venue turned into a class act performing arts center. great plays and events and also a beautiful venue for that special party or reception

Thank W Anthony M
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I love everything about this venue! There have been a wide variety of shows that were all enjoyable in this beautifully restored theater, in downtown Utica. It is a treat to have such an amazing place to enjoy local talent as well as concerts etc. Allow some extra time to park, you may have to walk a block or more.... More 

Thank Debbie S
Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Stanley Center for a concert last night and were impressed with this classic theatre! The details in the architecture contained there just are not seen anymore. There is so much to take in from the wall coverings to the lighting that it's easy to miss a bit of the show you are there to see as you... More 

Thank rwil2014
Fort Ann, New York
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went to a rock concert here last night. Never been there before, it's a very nice all be it small hundred year old venue. Would go again.

Thank Cliff N
Utica, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The environment was nostalgic ,with seats that were updated and comfortable with a vintage appearance. The chandelier, curtains and decor was impressive also. the attendants were cordial and helpful.As with other venues, we found the the music much louder than necessary . Many quality surrounding restaurants offer an enjoyable extension of for the evening outing.

Thank dad1meister

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