Stanley Theater

Stanley Theatre: A Utica Landmark

The Stanley Theatre in Utica, New York is the premiere theater for Central New York. Opened in 1928, the Stanley presents works for the Broadway Theatre League for touring Broadway shows, the Munson-Arts Institute Great Artists Series, the Utica Symphony Orchestra, and the Mohawk Valley Ballet.

This 2,945-seat theater was designed by Thomas Lamb for the Mastbaum chain of movie theaters. Designed in the “Mexican Baroque” style – a style known as a blend of several styles – the theater features a terra cotta and tiled mosaic exterior with adornments of Hapsburg Lions, angels, and cherubs decorated the baroque interior of the theater.

In 1974, the Central New York Community Arts Council purchased the Stanley Theater and began its restoration to its former, brilliant glory. Every event ticket purchased at the Stanley includes a $2 charge to go toward the continual restoration of this piece of history.

You can tour the historic Stanley. Tours are available by appointment during regular business hours. Click here to schedule your tour!

Events at the Stanley Theater

The Stanley hosts a wide array of events throughout the year. This year you can catch Rodney Atkins, the Ballet Arts End of the Year Showcase, Theresa Caputo: The Experience, a Tribute to music of 1964, Lonestar, and Disney Jr. Live on Tour: Let’s Play.

To view the full calendar of upcoming events, click here.

Take Amtrak to Stanley Theater

Experience a live show via Amtrak to Utica Station.