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Shea's Performing Arts Center

Address: 646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone Number: 716 847 1410
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Ranked #2 of 90 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning venue, which features old world charm, historical character and very friendly staff. You can tell that the folks who work at Shea's take great pride in being part of one Buffalo's historical sites. We found the venue to be very classy and romantic. Shea's restoration association hosts bar services and other concessions - with all proceeds going to... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I've been to Shea's a few times. I've seen Wicked, The Book of Mormon, and Spamalot, and I can't wait until Phantom of the Opera comes through! I've seen traveling Broadway shows at other theaters throughout the country, but only in Chicago and NYC have I seen sets as extravagant as the shows at Shea's. The casts are incredible, I... More 

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Elma, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Shea's in Buffalo has been renovated and is a beautiful theatre to visit and see a show. They cleaned the ceiling and installed LED lights. It's beautiful! It dates back to the 1920's and has an original restored Wurlitzer organ (restored). The shows are routinely sold out. The last show we went to was Cinderella with our grandchildren and it... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We attended Mama Mia, and as always loved the experience. Its a cliché, but regarding the theater, they just don't make 'em like this any more. It's absolutely gorgeous and the continuing restoration is evident. To think that this jewel was once close to being torn . Thanks goodness for the far-sighted people who saved it. It's something that Buffalo... More 

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NY
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a beautiful venue with great acoustics. It's s great place to see a concert or a show. We sat in the lower balcony last time & those were great seats. The floor seats looked great too. Next time I'm going to try for them. Will definitely return. Tip: dinosaur barbeque was within walking distance & a great place... More 

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Lockport, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A beautiful historic venue right on Buffalos historic main st. Inside is eloquent and beautiful. I try to catch any play featured there. Stop in and enjoy one of Buffalos most overlooked venues and attractions!

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Buffalo, New York
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252 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great fun musical Wonderful theater. A hidden gem in a decaying city Try to see some production here!!! BEAUTIFUL 19th C ambience Never a bad seat. Sadly (unlike Toronto theaters) you can't bring drinks or popcorn to your seats

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East Concord, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is one of the many shows that I have seen at Shea's and it didn't disappoint! The theatre itself has been refurbished and is quite beautiful!

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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What a fanastic show, I saw Mrs Battle when I was in high school at Carnegie Hall. Now I reside in Buffalo and it was an awesome treat to be able to hear such an angelic voice from an artist that I have loved for many years.

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Call get tickets and go to Buffalos finest , the plays and events at Shea's can not be topped maybe better than anything NYC has got . Beautifully restored ,well kept and maintained, you will like it.

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