Buffalo >Community Organizations > Shea's Performing Art Ctr
646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY | Directions 1420242.891692 -78.873300
Neighborhoods: Central Business District
Have to do Shea's! – Shea's is a real theatre experience unlike any you may have had if you have not had the opportunity to be in a nostalgic setting as this. The lobby is opulent and impressive. Portraits of all the greats grace the walls as you sip a drink and dream of how people of yesteryear must have had 'the life'. Yet here you are living it yourself! Centrally located in a thriving nightlife theatre district, you will be happy to know you can talk to any person next to you at any of the bars and restaurants and come to know that Buffalo is indeed the 'city of good neighbors' it is promoted to be. Rail transit lets you off at the front door!
Antique architecture, great shows and free old movies. – Overview
Built in 1926 as a movie palace, Shea's has seen everyone from George Burns to Ted Nugent grace its stage. State-of-the-art sound and staging with fabulous architecture and atmosphere makes Shea's a can't-miss for both locals and out-of-towners.
A recent renovation has made Shea's the place to catch touring Broadway shows like "Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables" and "Rent." When the big productions aren't rolling through Buffalo, Shea's shows old movies (for free) and hosts a variety of opera, dance and concert events. Fans of Tiffany designs will marvel at the ornate chandeliers, and the marble and baroque designs that adorn the theater's massive lobby. Located in the heart of the Theater District, Shea's is surrounded by incredible restaurants, a variety of bars, and tons of parking. The Metrorail system also stops right on Shea's doorstep.
Great Place! – My fiance and I went to see B.B. King here, and the place is just awesome!! The staff are very friendly and helpful, and no matter where you sit, you have a great view of the stage.
Old fashioned charm – Shea's is a beautiful, old fashioned looking venue; however, ticket prices for events at Shea's seem to be a little on the high side.
OLD IS BEST! – THE SHEAS THEATER IS THE BEST THEY HAVE IN BUFFALO HANDS DOWN! FOR THE SHORT TIME YOU'RE THERE, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE STEPPED BACK IN TIME. EVERYTIME I GO THERE, I CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER HOW THEY MADE ALL THESE 'OLD' BUILDINGS WITHOUT TODAYS TECHNOLOGY AND THEY ARE BUILT BETTER AND WITH MORE CHARACTER THAN ANYTHING BUILT TODAY. I ALWAYS SIT IN AWE AND JUST ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF MY VISIT ,WHATEVER I'M THERE FOR. WHY THEY EVER KNOCKED DOWN THE OLD CENTURY THEATER IS A MYSTERY TO ME.
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