The Shea's Performing Arts Center opened in 1926 in Buffalo, New York and is known for hosting Broadway musicals, a variety of performing arts and special events. The theater is host to a very rare pipe organ; only four other organs of this brand and make currently exist worldwide. One of the most notable events to take place at Shea's Performing Arts Center was the 2006 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert which saw renditions of "Toccata and Fugue in D minor," "Carillon de Westminster" and songs from The Phantom of the Opera performed on the theater's historic pipe organ. Some of the prominent artists who have performed at the theater are Foreigner, The Goo Goo Dolls, Public Enemy and Salt N Pepa. Comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Maher have also graced the stage of Shea's Performing Arts Center. Grab your tickets at StubHub for your favorite Shea's Performing Arts Center events.
What is the Shea's Performing Arts Center seating capacity?
When the venue was opened, it had a seating capacity of 4,000. Recent updates brought more comfortable seating to the orchestra section, leaving the current seating capacity at 3,019.
Where are the best Shea's Performing Arts Center seats located?
The orchestra section has some of the best seats at the performing arts center, especially if you choose center seats. Other good places to sit are in the loge section at the front of the balcony.
Is the Shea's Performing Arts Center accessible by public transportation?
Yes, there are a few local bus routes you can take to the performing arts center, including routes 20, 36 and 11.
Is there on-site parking?
Shea's Performing Arts Center doesn't have an on-site parking lot. Street parking is available on Washington, Main and Pearl streets. If you prefer to leave your car in a private parking lot, you'll find several parking areas on Pearl Street and Washington Street.
Can you tell me about Sheas Performing Arts Center food and drink offerings?
An hour before the show starts and during intermission, the venue offers food and drink at concession stands. There is also an on-site restaurant where you can eat lunch or a full dinner. Some of the concession stand offerings include candy, gourmet popcorn, pretzels, cookies, coffee, bottled beverages and other theater snacks.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Irish Classical Theatre Company and Tralf Music Hall are two other entertainment venues nearby where you can enjoy concerts and shows. You could also check out the CEPA Gallery and the Market Arcade Building, which are located very close to the Shea's Performing Arts Center.
Is the Shea's Performing Arts Center a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The venue has accessible seating on the first floor in the orchestra level. Restrooms on the first floor are also accessible.Back to Top
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