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Shea's Performing Arts Center

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Address: 646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202-1906
Phone Number: +1 716-847-1410
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An American in Paris

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Monhegan1974
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Monhegan1974
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Alicia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 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

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

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

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Thank John S
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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.

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East Aurora, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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

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Sinclairville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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 28 May 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 14 May 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 8 May 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!

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