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Shea's Performing Arts Center

646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
716 847 1410
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Ranked #2 of 97 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Williamsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We recently took a guided, public tour which is offered on select non-show days. Having seen many performances here over the years, I can attest to the fact that the theatre is beautiful, and the quality of the touring productions that they bring in is great. The tour, however, was wonderful. It definitely exceeded our expectations. It is, without question,... More

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buffalo, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This beautiful theatre has been renewed, restored, back to the days of traveling musicians and shows, absolute gorgeous gold relief, hand painted frescos, OMG you will love it. A treasure. And with its new stage we can accommodate New York plays. Great.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On Main street rail line in the theater district. This venue is one of the best for musicals, plays, theatre anywhere in the U.S in my opinion. Most of the Broadway shows stop here and they pack 'em in. The decor is turn of last century, ornate and quite impressive. Take in anything showing there during your visit. You will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Shea's is a beautiful building. Every show I have been to here has been top notch. If you haven't been to a show here you are missing out. Seeing a show here is a must and the prices are reasonable.

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Buffalo, New York
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Beautiful old building with good sound. View was good and the seats were comfortable. The only problem was the smell. They were making kettle corn (really?) and it just didn't go with the ambiance of the theater. Kettle corn is for State Fairs, get it out of the Shea PAC!

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

this is a perfect venue for the above artist. The theater is beautiful and it was just a walk away from the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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Niagara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We saw The Rascals there last November, "Rain" (Beatles Tribute) in February and just saw Joe Bonamassa three nights ago. Shea's is truly a remarkable experience. Saved from almost being a victim of "the wrecking ball" in the 1970's, it's been restored to its original glory and just experiencing its gorgeous beauty is great entertainment in itself. The Theater has... More

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MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Recently attended a show and was amazed at the beauty of the building. I hope I get the opportunity to take the tour sometime soon.

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endicott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

small seats but wonderful experience Difficulty hearing stage in the balcony. Ushers helped us find a better my roomier seat with leg room.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

stunning renovation for a 2800 seater performance Hall. Would pay just to take a History tour of this fabulous renovation. Great show. Easy access, lottsa parking.

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