Our Outdoor Theatre at Cornell Plantations

In the summer, the ISC performs outdoors in Jackson Grove, in the F.R. Newman Arboretum at Cornell Plantations (near the ponds and sculpture garden).

Get driving directions or set your GPS device address to "80 Caldwell Drive, Ithaca, NY". Both will bring you to the Caldwell drive entrance to the arboretum. Once you get there, just enter the Arboretum and follow the road up and over the hill. The performance site will be on your left, and parking attendants will be on hand to direct you to the appropriate parking areas.

On the map below:

  1. Jackson Grove (performance site)
  2. Parking
  3. Forest Home Drive entrance
  4. Caldwell Drive entrance
  5. Cornell Plantations Nevin Visitor Center building

Additional information is available from the Cornell Plantations Visitors Center at 607-255-2400.

Drive times and routes

  • Syracuse: 1 hour (route)
  • Rochester: 2 hours (route)
  • Binghamton: 1 hour (route)

Rain policy

Performances are almost never cancelled ahead of time based on weather forecasts, which can change often before the show. If a thunderstorm hits during the performance, we may have to delay or stop the show temporarily. But we will always attempt to continue once it passes. And performances will go on as scheduled in almost any other weather.