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Shea's Performing Arts Center

646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
+1 716-847-1410
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Great Plays and Musicals but there's more...

This is a classic theater to watch many of the touring companies perform their craft. But there is... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
JRTQM
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Kenmore, New York
Amazing theatre!

Seriously, theatres don't get any more beautiful than this! I've seen a couple shows here, and... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Sean S
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London, Canada
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646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
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"beautiful theatre"
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"the lion king"
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"broadway series"
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"orchestra seats"
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"classic theater"
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"great acoustics"
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"great sound"
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"beautiful inside"
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"during intermission"
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"full bar"
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"front row"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a classic theater to watch many of the touring companies perform their craft. But there is so much more. The historic building and the theater itself is a jewel. Before each performance the wonderful "Mighty Wurlitzer" organ is played with many show tunes...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Seriously, theatres don't get any more beautiful than this! I've seen a couple shows here, and I'll be returning in a couple weeks for another. The theatre itself is gorgeous. Until I stepped inside, I had no idea what I was missing. Shea's is consistently...More

Thank Sean S
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous artistic theatre. Timeless. Waiting outside in the Buffalo cold while there is only one set of open doors...what's the deal? Be careful where you sit, stage seems small.

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I haven't been there since we saw Les Miserables years ago. It was beautiful then, but, we just went to see the Impractical Jokers last week and this place is outstanding. I know they have been doing restoration on the building inside and out, but...More

2  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Shea's for an event. The building itself is just so beautiful, with how it is decorated. There is not a bad seat in this place. We were in the balcony and our view was just awesome!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We went to see the lion king, the performance was absolutely amazing !! The theatre experience was great too, the seats where a nice size and comfortable to be sitting in for a couple hours. The heating in the building was perfect - it was...More

Thank Nikki B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Have been here multiple times for multiple plays and this place never disappoints. Would recommend getting seating above row E (on main floor) that way you get sight of the entire stage, and naturally stay away from the far sides (like every theatre). Great acoustics...More

Thank Cyprian C
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I have been to many Broadway performances from children's to adults, Ballets to concerts! Not once have I ever come away disappointed! The beauty of the theater is breath taking! This is what brings me back every time!

Thank Melissa L
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Took my parents last night for Lion King. The show was fantastic but even better was the staff! My mom has to get around in a wheel chair and they were so friendly and accommodating about it. They took the wheelchair when we sat down...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Broadway quality in Buffalo, N.Y. This theatre has the architecture, size and reperatore of any Manhattan theatre. Please check it out next time you are in town

Thank Michael K
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barbmRochester_Ny
18 March 2018|
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Response from clb1954 | Reviewed this property |
Bambino on Franklin Street is great.
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WDWDonna
9 February 2018|
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Response from clb1954 | Reviewed this property |
I always park at the covered lot at 665 Washington Street. It is $10 and just a five minute walk from the Main Street entrance of Shea's.
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Mreev55
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Response from BuffaloJoan | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, there is no elevator. Accessible seating is located on the first floor. There are also accessible restrooms on the first floor.
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