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Shea's Performing Arts Center

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Address: 646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
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+1 716-847-1410
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Buffalo's Entertainment Gem. I love this theater.

I visit Shea's several times a year. I live in Toronto but the travel is worth it. Shea's is a beautiful Building with fine acoustics. I cannot remember how many great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Shea's several times a year. I live in Toronto but the travel is worth it. Shea's is a beautiful Building with fine acoustics. I cannot remember how many great entertainers I have experienced at Shea's. A great Local and International marvel.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

part of a surprise anniversary present from hubby...didn't even know the performance we were going to. The Theater is wonderful, the sound is great and the sets for the performance were magnificent. The theater has class and the performance was flawless.. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank Monhegan1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing show last night as always! I've been three times to see Joe Bonamassa at this venue and its been amazing every time. Sounds is excellent, seating is great and entrance/exit is smooth considering the number of patrons. Definitely look forward to the next time I go. Beautiful venue!

Thank Alicia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I visited Sheas two times in the past season and both visits were spectacular. The stage views are all good and the building has incredible architecture

Thank matt w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a beautiful little gem of the Northeast. A must see when in Buffalove! Buffaloians should be proud!

Thank John S
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Decent venue. Saw a concert here this week. At times the sound was blasting/piercing loud. Staff was friendly. Fairly small and easy to see stage regardless of where you're sitting.

Thank Dlbos
East Aurora, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Most recent visit was to attend the opera "Shot" which was well done but a bit uneven. The theater is plush now and comfortable but as before the sound system needs to be improved. We'll be back though since they get the best shows

Thank Steven M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

What an incredible experience. My wife and I snuck away for a date and took in Riverdance together. The theater is phenomenal. The greeters were wonderful. Having never been here before I had no idea where I was sitting or where I should go. All very friendly and helpful and accommodating. Just to see the theater itself is breathtaking. Well... More 

Thank Butch D
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I live in Buffalo and their is nothing like a night out at Shea's! It's beautiful going to see a show there! Definitely a Buffalo experience!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

I always check their Events Calendar especially in the summer, it's not a long drive from Toronto Canada. I could ordered show tickets on line for Shea's Main Stage & the Shea's Smith Theatre. The staffs are friendly, the venue - just elegant!!! The building were there since 1920's; the architecture, interior deco and rich history makes it one of... More 

Thank Emily K

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