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Shea's Performing Arts Center

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Address: 646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone Number: 716 847 1410
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Phantom of the Opera

My mother, my fiancee and I made a day trip to Buffalo after my mom surprised me with tickets to see the Phantom of the Opera at Shea's on March 19th. This was a pinnacle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Woodstock, Canada
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Woodstock, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My mother, my fiancee and I made a day trip to Buffalo after my mom surprised me with tickets to see the Phantom of the Opera at Shea's on March 19th. This was a pinnacle moment in my life. I have been dying to see phantom live for over 20 years. Shea's was absolutely stunning! The architecture was beautiful, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful theater, lovingly restored to it's original splendor. I have visited here so many times, and have never been disappointed in my seating. Love everything about it, and especially enjoyed Phantom of the Opera!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I absolutely love Phantom of the Opera. This is my third time seeing it, second at Shea's. The venue is beautiful. The ushers are wonderful. The seating is cramped, and not built for larger people, however, since we had aisle seats, the usher brought a different chair so that we would be more comfortable. Made my experience even more amazing.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I was fortunate to get tickets to the performance of Chicago at this beautiful theatre. We arrived early to enjoy dinner at a restaurant within walking distance. Although a very cold winter night, the theatre district was vibrant with people, lights and music along Main St. The theatre seating is very comfortable and the Chicago production was excellent!!! The restoration... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Always enjoy going to this beautiful and historic theater in Buffalo. Buffalo is a decaying place but this theater remains a bright star. Saw Motown the Musical. Great cast, songs and lots of fun. However it was THREE hours long. Some folks walked before final curtain. Over all A- My only beef, we were in row z orchestra and it... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We moved back to Buffalo after a long hiatus. We have season tickets to Shea's. We were at our 2nd performance and saw Motown. Outstanding musical if you like 60s & 70s music. Great interior and acoustics in Shea's. Seats are way too cramped. Worse than being in a middle airline seat. I am a just over 6' and go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I have never been disappointed when going to Shea's. The establishment is gorgeous. They try to bring the best Broadway performances to the stage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

No matter what performance is there, I always find myself in awe at the construction. If I'm there you'll see me always looking up to the ceilings, they're so beautiful!!!

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Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This historic theater is gorgeous! There are pay parking lots and garages nearby, within walking distance. Acoustics are great and you can see the stage from pretty much all over the theater. However, it was badly impossible to move around in the lobby before a show (we attended ThePianoGuys). There's snacks and water which can be purchased (pricey, but benefits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I would recommend going to any type of show at Shea's. The theatre itself is truly breath taking. There isn't a bad seat in the place. Get your tickets as early as possible if you plan on sitting somewhat close. One thing to consider is that there are lots and lots of stairs for higher seating and I did not... More 

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