With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.

Upcoming Events › Performing Arts

Zodiaque Dance Company

Wednesday, Oct. 18th - Sunday, Oct. 22nd
$20; Wed-Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:00 PM

Zodiaque Dance Company continues to be an innovative force, advancing its inspired talents through stimulating collaborations and creative investigations, while presenting work by respected dance makers.  Staying in step with their slogan, Versatility Matters, ZDC presents choreography by UB Dance faculty Melanie Aceto, Joyce Miller Lichtenberger, and Kerry Ring.

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Visiting Mr. Green

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Sunday, Nov. 12th
$38; Thurs: 7:30PM, Sat: 4 & 8PM, Sun: 2PM

Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping, moving drama as they get to know each other, and open old wounds they’ve been hiding and nursing for years.

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Thursday, Oct. 19th - Saturday, Nov. 4th
$16 - $40; Varies

If you enjoy being frightened – this is the attraction for you!  This live, interactive display of Halloween horrors will test your reactions, and have your heart thumping.  Be prepared for a ghoulish good time!

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Steel Magnolias

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Sunday, Dec. 3rd
$46 - $56; 7:30 PM Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2:30 PM Sun.

Steel Magnolias is an American comedy/drama that explores the amazing bond that a group of women share in a small-town Southern community. Their friendships are as delicate as a beautiful flower yet strong as steel. This production features some of Buffalo ’s finest actresses.  Dinner: 6 PM, Show 7:30 PM, Matinee dinner 1:30 PM, Show: 2:30 PM.

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Blood at the Root

Friday, Oct. 20th - Sunday, Oct. 29th
$20 - $30; Fri. & Sat: 8 PM, Sun: 4 PM

A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree. This bold new play examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

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Peppa Pig’s Surprise

Friday, Oct. 20th
$35 - $45; Starting: 6:00 PM

Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!

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The Bodyguard

Tuesday, Oct. 24th - Sunday, Oct. 29th
varies; Times vary


Former Secret Service agent, Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

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Cirque de la Symphonie

Friday, Oct. 27th - Saturday, Oct. 28th

John Morris Russell and circus artisans join the BPO for a one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration. Musical fireworks and incredible feats of the human body make for for jaw-dropping entertainment on and high above the Kleinhans stage. Professionally choreographed to classic and pops favorites, the artists are veterans of Cirque programs throughout the world—aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. This group will bring you to the edge of your seats! 

Friday: 2:30 PM, Saturday: 8:00 PM

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Wilde Tales

Friday, Oct. 27th - Saturday, Oct. 28th
Friday: 7PM, Saturday: 11AM & 4PM

Oscar Wilde’s genius never blazed more brightly than in The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket and The Selfish Giant.  In these tales, created to delight and inspire the child in each of us, he conjures a fantastical world in which statues, birds and even fireworks have the power of eloquent speech.  Yet in the end, his stories are about the most human of things: kindness, loss, and love.

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Glengarry Glen Ross

Friday, Oct. 27th - Sunday, Nov. 19th
$20 - $35; Thurs-Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:00 PM

A masterpiece of modern American drama, this fast-paced, scalding tragedy is as tense, tight, and devastatingly hilarious as the day it was written. RLTP’s peerless ensemble delivers a production that seems uniquely relevant in 2017.

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