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Shea's Performing Arts Center

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A Crown Jewel

This is a gorgeous old theater that has been restored to its original splendor at great expense... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brockport, New York
Broadway series

I love Sheas! Besides bringing the best of Broadway to western New York, the building is a... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Amherst, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a gorgeous old theater that has been restored to its original splendor at great expense through donations.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

I love Sheas! Besides bringing the best of Broadway to western New York, the building is a beautiful reminder of Buffalo’s cultural history. It’s magnificent in every way possible!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Great place for entertainment great show and experience. See a show you won't be dissapointed. Dress up casual and after a nice dinner to top it off

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard R
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

The theater is always beautiful, clean. Ushers are friendly and helpful. Seats are a bit small. We went to the second performance of the night... show started a bit late, had to wait in cold for other show patrons to clear out. Will always go...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

This theater is absolutely beautiful. It’s an excellent place to see just about any type of performance. The lines of sight are good from any seat and the acoustics are great. You’ve got to go at least once just to see the theater itself.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

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
Thank Memmett
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
1  Thank jessicamQ9644VE
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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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.