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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 historic building

Gorgeous artistic theatre. Timeless. Waiting outside in the Buffalo cold while there is only one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan K
via mobile
Beautiful Interior, Not Like Anything You See Now A Days....

I haven't been there since we saw Les Miserables years ago. It was beautiful then, but, we just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim W
Jamestown, New York
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646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
+1 716-847-1410
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

1  Thank hrs0513
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 4 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
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
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

Thank erinstorms
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
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 2 December 2017 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
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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.
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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25 September 2015|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely better to pick them up at the box office!