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Sheas Performing Arts Center, 646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

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Shea's Buffalo Theatre is part of the Shea's Performing Arts Center complex.

Sheas Performing Arts Center, 646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Year opened: 1926

  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

Shea's Buffalo Theatre primarily hosts touring Broadway musicals and special events in Buffalo, New York. It was originally built in 1926 and opened as a silent movie house. The venue was designed by the renowned architects Rapp and Rapp of Chicago, and was created in imitation of the French and Spanish Baroque and Rococo styles. It was intended to look like the 17th and 18th century European opera houses and palaces. The venue has its original theater organ, making it one of the few organs in the US to still be owned and used by its first theater.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Neglia Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Opens Nov 28

  • Annie

    Opens Dec 08

  • Pippin

    Opens Jan 26, 2016

  • Blue Man Group

    Opens Feb 12, 2016

  • Dirty Dancing

    Opens May 03, 2016

Neglia Ballet: The Nutcracker

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November 28-29, 2015

The holiday season comes to thrilling life in Neglia Ballet's enchanting production of The Nutcracker. This Buffalo holiday favorite is seven years old and shows no signs of stopping as it performs to rave reviews. Whether you are a first-timer or regular ballet fan, this is a sweet treat that you can't afford to miss.


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December 8-13, 2015

Leapin' lizards... Annie is coming to town! Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Don't miss this Tony-winning Broadway production of the timeless family tale of Little Orphan Annie. This season's tour stars talented nine-year old actress Issie Swickle in the lead role performing classics like 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life'!


January 26-31, 2016

A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with the astonishing musical fable, set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits 'Magic to Do' and 'I Guess I'll Miss the Man.'

Blue Man Group

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February 12-14, 2016

Blue Man Group takes its high-octane theatrical experience on the road. If you've neven seen them, it's a must-see. If you're already a fan, don't miss it! In this spell-binding show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway.

Dirty Dancing

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May 3-8, 2016

Dirty Dancing treats you to an unprecedented live experience, exploding with achingly cool music, romance, and above all, sensational dancing. This touring production hews closely to the movie, packing in all its anthemic songs and cheesy one-liners with aplomb. It delivers everything the audiences can hope for - lots of sexy dancing and plenty of rock 'n' roll!

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