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Shea's Performing Arts Center

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Take a Tour of this Archetectural Gem

If you have never been to Shea's Performing Arts Center for a performance, you are missing out on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin L
Buffalo, New York
Absolutely beautiful theater and decked out for the holidays!

We saw Hamilton and had a wonderful time. The theater is absolutely beautiful and was decorated... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Horseheads, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have never been to Shea's Performing Arts Center for a performance, you are missing out on good events but most importantly, the architectural wonder of the inside of the building. Most people do not realize that they offer a wonderful tour of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin L
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We saw Hamilton and had a wonderful time. The theater is absolutely beautiful and was decorated for the holidays in the most gorgeous way. I had a wonderful time. Some thoughts if you go: we stayed at a nearby hotel and parked there and walked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

I liked the show the casting, performances and staging were excellent. The George Washington character was amazing. I’m a season ticket holder for several years at sheas, I have never been at a show where people openly complained in the audience how much they hated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Hamilton was excellent! Don’t sit in row Orch EE unless you’re very short. Someone should measure the distance between the chairs - I’m only 5’5 and my knees were pressed uncomfortably into the back of the chair in front of me. The view from this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

We visited Shea's for the first time during the run of Hamilton. The play was fantastic, and we were fortunate to have secured seats in the front row of the balcony, in the end 2 seats of the row. We had lots of leg room,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trussoni
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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