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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 94 attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Brewerton, New York
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Due to construction, taxi let us off quite a long block away. Inside reminded us of the Landmark in Syracuse for its ornate woodwork-quite beautiful. Very tough climb up the steps to balcony. Speakers need to be told to have microphones close to their mouth-it was obvious those downstairs heard better than us in balcony. Upsetting miscommunication about not allowing... More

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New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Incredible theater restored to its hey-day glory. A perfect venue for B'way traveling shows etc.Showcases the best shows in the best way possible.

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West Henrietta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

First time for me to see a play here. Fabulous old time elegant decor, knowledgeable and friendly ushers, excellent acoustics, flutes of champagne available--a wonderful time. We saw the musical "Once" Wow! Talented, skillful performers sang, danced, acted, and played instruments, often at the same time. A tour de force--and a novel and interesting plot, also. Would go back again... More

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