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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

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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

  • Blue Man Group

    Opens Feb 12

  • Tyler Perry's Madea On The Run

    Opens Feb 19

  • Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy

    Mar 5, 2016

  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    Opens Mar 15

  • Dirty Dancing

    Opens May 03

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.

Tyler Perry's Madea On The Run

February 19-21, 2016

The madcap adventures of everyone's favourite fiery grandma are back! Mabel Simmons, affectionately known as Madea, isn't your regular sweet little old lady... The streetwise, fast-talking, gun-toting matriarch proves to be one of Tyler Perry's most beloved characters and the first of its type. In Madea On The Run, Perry once again dons the legendary persona to bring her delightful histrionics to stages throughout the US. There are hilarious hijinks aplenty, so get ready to laugh till your sides ache!

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy

March 5, 2016

Two of the original Blue Collar Comedy Tour guys are reuniting once again for their newest We've Been Thinking comedy tour! Foxworthy, famed for his "You might be a redneck" jokes and host of the Fox series "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader?" has released six successful comedy albums since coming to fame during the 1990s, whilst Larry, who has in fact NEVER worked for a cable company, has released seven such albums and is known for his famous Git-R-Done catchphrase.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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March 15-20, 2016

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful is the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', we learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.

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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