In the Center of it All

A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter, an SMG managed facility, has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes.

Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H.  Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees.  
 

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Highlights

 
  • 200,000 square feet of meeting, theater, arena and exhibition space
  • Versatile exhibit, ballroom and breakout meeting space
  • Multi functional theater space including a black box theater, a 458-seat theater, and a 2100-seat theater
  • Flexible-use arena with ice/basketball/turf and concert capabilities
  • Historic Veteran’s Memorial 
  • In-house box office management, Ticketmaster vendor
  • In-house accredited catering and convention service management staff
  • Interior connective corridors from Convention Center to the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
  • Adjacent covered and open parking



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09/03/2015 - 7:30pm
Lakeview Amphitheater
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11/19/2015 - 8:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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02/09/2016 - 7:30pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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05/17/2016 - 7:30pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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09/15/2015 - 7:30pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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10/27/2015 - 7:30pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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04/12/2016 - 7:30pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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12/13/2015 - 1:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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11/03/2015 - 7:30pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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10/02/2015 - 7:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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10/31/2015 - 8:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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03/01/2016 - 7:30pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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10/07/2015 - 7:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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10/16/2015 - 8:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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11/23/2015 - 7:30pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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11/14/2015 - 8:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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11/06/2015 - 8:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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11/15/2015 - 1:00pm
Mulroy Civic Center Theaters
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09/18/2015 - 7:00pm
War Memorial Arena
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09/27/2015 - 5:00pm
War Memorial Arena
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10/15/2015 - 7:30pm
War Memorial Arena
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02/01/2016 - 7:00pm
War Memorial Arena
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10/22/2015 - 7:30am
War Memorial Arena
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10/09/2015 - 7:00pm
Convention Center
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09/24/2015 - 7:30am
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10/17/2015 - 7:00pm
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11/18/2015 - 7:00pm
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09/19/2015 - 9:00am
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My purpose for writing is to let you know how wonderful the ushers and other employees were at the concert a week ago. They all were polite, informative, helpful (my mother has a walker), and personable. This was my first time at the Oncenter (I’m from Rochester) and it was a pleasant experience because of these people.

- Concert Attendee

My compliments and congratulations to the convention staff at the Oncenter during the past week’s Healthy Buildings Conference… Catering to more than 1,000 visitors from around the globe over four days is not easy.  The impeccable service, smiling faces, and excellent food on top of the superb international conference made this a five-star event that ranks among the best anywhere.

- Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition

A number of times we…heard ‘Best Ever’… from the delicious food to the gorgeous decorations to the excellent service, the compliments have been numerous…Thank you for all that you did to ensure the night was such a success!

- Crouse Tribute Evening

Matt and I ... just can't stop talking about our wedding day! We don't know how to thank you enough for all that you have done. Our reception was everything that we wanted it to be. I can not even tell you how many people have said that the food, service, and atmosphere was just outstanding. I get messages every day telling me how wonderful it was, so Matt and I give you all a HUGE thank you. It truly was such a magical day and you and your staff played a big role in making it so great. It was stress free and you made us feel like a king and queen. :) So please let everyone know how grateful we are for EVERYTHING. We especially want to thank you, Eva, and Katie for being on top of everything.. and I mean everything!!! Ah, it was just fabulous!


... we wanted to let you know know how appreciative we really are. It was absolutely perfect.

- Meghan & Matt

I can't speak highly enough about how great everyone was! Each person I met along the way within the Oncenter was polite, professional and always willing to do whatever it took to accommodate my team.  Bill was exceptional.  What a great attitude and personality he has. Your ideas and offering special touches was above and beyond expectation and it seemed that anything we asked for was provided without hesitation. If I ever have the opportunity to hold another venue of this kind or know anyone that does, I will without hesitation call you first! 

- Dunkin' Brands Operations Manager

Thank you for helping us plan our wonderful wedding, we received rave reviews, people keep telling us it was an amazing day! We can't believe it is already over, I wish we could do it again!  We truly appreciate all of your help and hard work in making our wedding so nice! It truly was the best day of our lives, that's for sure. There were SO many amazing things at the wedding, we LOVED all of the food (chef is so awesome, people couldn't get over how good it all was), the decorations, lighting, set-up, etc. The pictures are incredible to look back on... we can't thank you enough.

- Roseanne

Everyone had a great time at the party last night. they really loved the food, even said to me it was some of the best party food we’ve had at an opening. They also thought the space and décor were beautiful. And because you had subs in for the first 3 perfs, we had the opening party on a Friday, after their trunks arrived, so they were super psyched about that. Please pass on our gratitude to everyone who put on the party. A wonderful way to begin our engagement!

- Disney's The Lion King

Where do I begin.  We can't thank you enough and words just don't seem to fully express our gratitude for all you and The Oncenter staff have done to make Ms. Orange what it is today.  You have all certainly raised the bar and expectations of everyone...by going above and beyond and I thank you [all] from the bottom of my heart.

- Ms. Orange, Wanda M. Michalski (Committee Chair)

A wonderful event, technically satisfying, emotionally gratifying, and professionally handled in every manner.

- Todd Harris, Crooked Arrows World Premiere

I am A Crooked Arrow!!!!!


Just wanted to say thank you to you all for your great teamwork on the Crooked Arrow premier.  It was a historic evening and our little team did an outstanding job. 


 Also I have to bring recognition to The ONCENTER Staff and Team. WOW...  From the initial meeting to the last call in the house last night you were all so helpful and outstanding.  I can see why The Oncenter Campus is our prime venue for events. OUTSTANDING.


Thanks again for making this a memorable night in Syracuse.

- Dennis S. Brogan, Crooked Arrows World Premiere