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Shea's Performing Arts Center

646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
+1 716-847-1410
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Beautiful old building; wonderful views

This is a gorgeous old theater with good acoustics and good sight lines. The seats are comfortable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tonawanda, New York
Manheim Steamroller!

Had Orchestra seats for the wonderful Christmas Concert. They were amazing! The venue is classic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo, New York
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646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
+1 716-847-1410
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous old theater with good acoustics and good sight lines. The seats are comfortable and not too cramped. It can get crowded in the lobby before and after the show, plus during Intermission. Be prepared to pay a lot for a drink,...More

Thank mjw9326
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Orchestra seats for the wonderful Christmas Concert. They were amazing! The venue is classic. Seats were comfortable. They have a full bar in the lobby along with snacks, wine and coffee Bar. This was a great time. We'll be back to see this beautiful...More

Thank ppijacki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great stage with great shows. It is a bit hard for shorter people (and kids) to see, especially if someone remotely tall is in front of them. The seating area is very flat, unlike most theatres. Drinks are also not allowed into the theatre,...More

Thank sydtheglobetrotter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to Shea's Buffalo. The Broadway Series is enjoyable and entertaining. The theatre itself is beautiful and easily transports you to times gone by. Always a treat!

Thank clb1954
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This theatre is spectacular. The performance of Baba Yaga was very entertaining. It is a perfect ballet for first-timers, or children.

Thank CrownRidgeBB
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is my first trip back to Shea's since my teenage years and that was a long time ago! The theatre maintains that old time feeling,maybe even more now that I'm older and really appreciate the beauty of this building, the performance was top notch....More

Thank _elaig3
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Loved watching the Bodyguard ! The show was incredible and the theater was magnificent ! A favorite place for me!

Thank Euro2017
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Saw Wicked while it was touring in town at Shea's. A beautiful theatre to watch a Broadway production in, and a must visit!

Thank apple1293
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous theatre and it gets all of the broadway shows on tour so we can see them locally. Plenty of seating. I booked tickets online and the process was super easy. I was able to print my tickets at home as well....More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The Shea Theatre in Buffalo is positively stunning - the lobby, the stairs, the chandeliers, and the actual theatre. During our visit to Buffalo, we decided to come here to see Wicked (which was good). Our seats were in the front row of the balcony....More

Thank No_Place_Like_Home4
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Questions & Answers
27 October 2017|
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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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24 September 2015|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely better to pick them up at the box office!