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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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Two Hours of Culture Everyone should experience

This was my first year as a season ticket holder for the 2014/15 Performance schedule at Shea's Buffalo and I am renewing. Not only were the productions first rate- the venue in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Lancaster, New York
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Lancaster, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was my first year as a season ticket holder for the 2014/15 Performance schedule at Shea's Buffalo and I am renewing. Not only were the productions first rate- the venue in Buffalo is gem we should all be proud of. The restoration efforts over the past Decade have restored this theatre to a near pristine condition. If there was... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The play was very funny, song and music was great. The dancing numbers were very well organized. The ushers were very helpful in finding our seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wonderful vendors, the theatre itself is gorgeous. Highly recommend seeing! Very detailed and ornate, next time I hope to see a show.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came for the Mellencamp concert having missed it in our home town. The theater is very pretty architecturally. I liked the look of it, and for a concert the sound was very good! The seating inside is a bit tight, but we managed. Fair warning you can't take drinks in with you. They sell them in the lobby but you... More 

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Florida, New York
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31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

While touring Buffalo we stopped here to see the building and were informed very rudely that we could not even stand just inside the door to look around - so don't count on checking this place out while strolling by. Don't even open the doors unless you want to be treated poorly by a big fat slob eating snacks on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

i liked everything about this place. Granted .. There is a lot of steps. But, the balcony is probably the best view you could get for a play. I enjoyed my visit.

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Cheektowaga, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a great venue for any show but because of it's age it has its limitations. There is NO handicapped seating in upper level. Also, the ladies room on the 2nd level has only 3 stalls making intermission a real challenge. Leg room can be a challenge so if you are tall, get an aisle seat. All ushers are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Shea's is a beautiful venue. I've enjoyed many musicals and events there. After being injured, I found out that Shea's falls under as a historical building so it is not required to put in an elevator or handicapped accessible bathrooms. Bathrooms are in the basement via stairs. So be careful handicapped accessible needing people!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I went to an afternoon performance on the last day of the show's stay in Buffalo on their tour circuit. The theater itself is historic and beautiful, I enjoy every visit. The performance started out a bit slow for the first ten minutes or so while they laid out the intro, but it quickly built into a phenomenally performed, thoroughly... More 

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

My daughter and I attended the performance of Kinky Boots. The theater is breathtaking! It's worth the visit just to experience the theater itself if you like historical sites, but the show was amazing as well. The sound was great! I felt the price of the seats a little steep for the comfort-ability and view. The leg room is not... More 

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