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Shea's Performing Arts Center

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

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Incredible Theater!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 26, 2016
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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 

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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 

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Lake Placid, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I purchased season tickets for the Broadway shows and were not disappointed. The theatre has that old glamour day style. The staff is friendly. The drinks reasonable and the shows fantastic. It is well kept and inviting for audiences of all ages. Bravo!

Thank SonjaV1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

We took the 90 minute guided tour. Fascinating. This is such a beautiful theatre which was saved from the wrecker's ball and has been lovingly restored. It is a prime example of Buffalo in its heyday. This city has managed to retain so many of its architectural gems.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

I've been there for several shows and have sat in Orchestra, first tier and 2nd tier-bottom line, all great seats. They have everything form smaller productions all the way through Big Name productions-I just missed Tyler Perry in Madea on the Run. I did just see Beautiful, the Carole King musical which was outstanding. Great audio and acoustics ion this... More 

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