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“Breathtaking!”

Shea's Performing Arts Center
Ranked #18 of 163 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

My friend and I just went to see Bryan Adams as he continues his "Bare Bones" tour. Shea's is beautiful year round, but this is the first time I have seen it decorated for Christmas and it was magnificent. When you walk through the doors, a sense of awe takes over. The acoustics in the auditorium intensified Bryan's already perfect voice, which was only accompanied by his guitar and occasional keyboardist, Gary. It was truly a wonderful experience. Shea's never fails to disappoint. It's a must see, even if you are not attending a show!

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Just a terrific venue to see a concert or show. Great acoustics in orchestra or balcony. Take a look around before the show starts at the way theatres used to look; the woodwork, designs, attention to detail. The staff, including many volunteers, are helpful and knowledgeable as well.

Thank JandK_on_vacay
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Even if you don't have time to see a show stop in and just take a look at the stage and facilities...You'll think you stepped into a theatre in Paris. It's over the top ornate and a true gem.

1  Thank mpiscotty
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

There are not many places like this left. We called and had a guide for this unbelievable building.
Our guide used to go to the theatre as a kid, so he had a wealth of information on a place that I thought had long disappeared. I do not live in the city, but I tell those that are traveling near to go see this great space. What a gem. I am also a railroad buff and hope the station here is able to be restored. If so I will make a special trip again. Love your city... in the summer of course.. ha.

1  Thank Baba-Kahawa
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

A wonderful old theatre from the glory days of vaudeville that has been lovingly preserved and restored. With its huge seating capacity it serves as a venue for musical and theatrical events that attract a big audience. A really good tour of the building is available.

1  Thank Rand C
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