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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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Beautifully restored theatre with all the best shows

The theatre has recently been restored to its original beauty. Seats are comfortable but not much room for the long-legged (see tip below). Plenty of fairly cheap parking in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BuffaloKitty
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Buffalo, NY
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre has recently been restored to its original beauty. Seats are comfortable but not much room for the long-legged (see tip below). Plenty of fairly cheap parking in the immediate area and a few excellent restaurants which unsurprisingly get very busy at showtimes. Tips: No elevator access to 2nd floor. If you are tall, long legged or your knees... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful establishment and I have gone many times. This was the first time however that we made a mistake of the time of the show and they were very, very compassionate and found us seats for another show. Tom was the greatest. I only have one complaint and that would be the sound system needs improvement. It... More 

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Thank sugar725
Olean, New York
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of attending Seinfeld show this past weekend. This building is incredibly impressive. Restored to historic standards, it really is a treasure. The staff was all very friendly and helpful, and the amenities (full bar, concessions, champagne bar in the hallway, etc.) were surprising. The one negative I had are that the seats, specifically in the LOGE... More 

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Thank 745Entertainment
Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful theatre, wonderful performances. Everytime you go the staff is friendly, it's clean and the performances are wonderful. The atmosphere is beautiful and is wonderful part of history.

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Thank Nicole M
Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Saw the Mary J Blige concert and had a good. She sounded great, the only drawback is that I paid top dollar for the orchestra seats but had to stand up through the entire concert. It appears that rows 1 - 5 stood up in front of you forcing you to stand of merely listen to the sounds. For future... More 

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Webster, NY
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A little confusion getting tickets as I booked through restaurant.com, seats were not as good as I had hoped but it was worth a try. Staff very nice.

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Thank websterny
Westons Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

My 19-year-old daughter and I went to see Annie. I saw the production of Annie as a child at the Shea's theater, so it was nice to share this experience with my daughter. The inside of Shea's is absolutely stunningly beautiful. The building has been restored and I love the holiday decorations . There was an abundance of staff to... More 

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Thank Kerry G
Canandaigua, United States
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times to see concerts and Broadway (touring) shows. This venue is absolutely beautiful and the seats are quite comfortable. My only complaint is (unlike every other venue in New York State) they do not allow you to take your drink to your seat with you. Location is in the heart of downtown... More 

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Thank William S
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Tremendous event schedule that appeals to all ages - professional theater including musicals and comedy, concerts, silent films. Fantastic acoustics and top notch renovations!!!

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Thank Paula S
Smethport, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Went to see a Josh Groban concert here. Never been here before and all I can say is WOW! When we first walked in it was like walking back in time. To a time when opera houses were opera houses!! The beautiful paintings and detail in the ceilings were stunning!! The stage was beautiful and the sound. OMG!! The acoustics... More 

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