The Smithtown Performing Arts Center was first opened in 1932 as a 500 seat movie house and has been showcasing talented artists, music, plays, movies, musicals and more for 90 years!
As the center of cultural life in Smithtown, SPAC continues to provide stellar musicals, plays, music, comedy, educational classes and summer camps.
The Smithtown Performing Arts Center is now under new management. Our new Board of Directors is committed to breathing new life back into the theatre, build new relationships and serve our community. As a not for profit, we are a board of professionals who volunteer our time to make this happen. This is our Passion Project for you - our community.
The Smithtown Theatre opens as a one-screen movie house with over 500 seats, including a balcony.
United Artists Purchases Building
United Artists purchased the theatre and ran second run movies.
Theater Goes Up For Sale
United Artists put the theatre up for sale. Smithtown locals organized a petition to save their beloved building.
Theater Privately Purchased
The historic movie building was privately purchased and opened as a live theatre.
Smithtown Performing Arts Council
The Smithtown Performing Arts Council, a non-profit organization, was formed.
Board rallies to buy Building
The theatre is put up for sale once again. The Board of Directors, town leaders, local businesses and the Smithtown community rallied together to save the theatre.
Historic Theatre Saved
The Smithtown Performing Arts Council purchases the theatre thanks to support from the Town of Smithtown and community donors.