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Shea's Performing Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Beautiful Venue

Great architecture and acoustics. Staff is always helpful if you are unaware of where your seat is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo, New York
Wonderfu Decor, Crowded Seating

My wife and I went to a concert at this theatre done in a style reminiscent of the 1920s - 1930s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt M
Rochester, New York
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646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture and acoustics. Staff is always helpful if you are unaware of where your seat is located. There is a nice bar area that you can grab a cocktail or two prior to your show. Just wish there were good restaurants that you could...More

Thank Trussoni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to a concert at this theatre done in a style reminiscent of the 1920s - 1930s. Decor is lovely and offers lots of eye-candy. However, the seating in the orchestra must have been designed when people were smaller. The concept...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I have been to many, many shows at Shea's theater and this was by far my favorite show to date, it was before this show Finding Neverland but this show was one for the record books. The scenery and back drops were so colorful the...More

Thank Laurie K
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Wow! What a surprise. We thought Aladdin would be “cute” and “fun.” It was one of the best musical performances I’ve seen. The sets and customers were amazing. The music was fantastic. Their voices (and many were understudies) were top-notch. We are considering season tickets...More

Thank MandArooks
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The parking for Aladdin 13:00 showing was 40 USD!!! Are you insane?? Thankfully found parking nearby for 5 USD. Aladdin was great. Wonderful show. Problem is the seats are super narrow. There is less space than in an economy section of a flight. Super tight...More

Thank BJPres
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We see many shows here and we’ve never had a problem. Beautiful theatre. If you’re in the area, visiting or living, I highly suggest seeing a show here. 👍🏼

Thank tayszlay
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Beautiful. great shows and all that. But the seats SUCK. If you are tall, have leg issues, and hate MICRO_CHEAPO-Seats beware. In a beautiful 3-hour show several of us has serious leg issues walking out. Been here several times and it's always PAINFUL. If you...More

Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful & Accessible!Miss NY 2018 was interesting! I think other performances will wonderful as well due to good customer service & cozy & elegant environment!

Thank Caro Z
Reviewed July 12, 2018

My family and I usually attend a few shows at Shea's a year and decided on season tickets last year. What a marvelous feeling to know we have tickets to all the premier shows and advance sales offers for additional shows. The staff at Shea's...More

Thank 364annm
Reviewed June 26, 2018

My family always goes to this place at least 2-3 times a year. Shea's has been around for the longest time. Great shows, nice pricing, my cup of tea!

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Rachel T
May 1, 2018|
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Response from clb1954 | Reviewed this property |
The dress code has evolved over the years and is very relaxed. You will see patrons very dressed up, as well as patrons in jeans and everything in between. I usually dress in business casual - nice slacks and sweater or... More
March 17, 2018|
Response from clb1954 | Reviewed this property |
Bambino on Franklin Street is great.
February 8, 2018|
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Response from clb1954 | Reviewed this property |
I always park at the covered lot at 665 Washington Street. It is $10 and just a five minute walk from the Main Street entrance of Shea's.