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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

One of Buffalo's gems! I just bought season tickets for the upcoming season. It is always a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
djlamlBuffalo
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buffalo
A Jewel in Buffalo

This beautifully restored theater is a Buffalo highlight! The interior is magnificent and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
triptoes
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Middleport
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
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646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
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"beautiful theatre"
in 19 reviews
"phantom of the opera"
in 10 reviews
"the lion king"
in 7 reviews
"broadway series"
in 5 reviews
"orchestra seats"
in 4 reviews
"classic theater"
in 3 reviews
"great acoustics"
in 5 reviews
"great sound"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful inside"
in 4 reviews
"main st"
in 5 reviews
"during intermission"
in 3 reviews
"full bar"
in 3 reviews
"front row"
in 3 reviews
"box office"
in 4 reviews
"historic building"
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"sight lines"
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"performance"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of Buffalo's gems! I just bought season tickets for the upcoming season. It is always a wonderful experience at Shea's.

Thank djlamlBuffalo
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This beautifully restored theater is a Buffalo highlight! The interior is magnificent and reminiscent of the glorious 1920's. Top notch entertainment and off-Broadway plays are always excellent! And there are many dining options within walking distance for a lovely evening out.

Thank triptoes
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful experience! Theater is stunning and helpful staff. Our seats had terrific views of stage. Parking was easily found and reasonable. Much better than a trip to Toronto.

Thank Kimberley S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here recently for my first visit. The theater is a gem I was told it was recently restored and I must say it was done very well. If you go to this theater do not forget to look up the ceiling is worth...More

Thank Lindagerr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the privilege of visiting Shea's several times for viewing plays and special events. The theatre itself is gorgeous. The staff is fantastic and it is conveniently located close to the train.

Thank FirstCruiseToRoatan
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

A beautiful theater with a lot of charm. I've seen Phantom of the Opera and Lion King at Shea's and both shows were quite good. The audio mix seemed a little off for Phantom but the show was fantastic none the less. Parking can be...More

Thank Alexander G
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The thing I worried about most of all was where to eat and park. If you can find the Holiday inn It's only a block away from the theatre on Main st, They have the best food and easiest parking access for 3.00 for all...More

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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

1  Thank JRTQM
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Reviewed 27 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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Rachel T
2 May 2018|
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Response from clb1954 | Reviewed this property |
The dress code has evolved over the years and is very relaxed. You will see patrons very dressed up, as well as patrons in jeans and everything in between. I usually dress in business casual - nice slacks and sweater or... More
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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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