Theater & Performing Arts

Buffalo’s Performing Arts & Theater

Home to 22 professional theater companies, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and certified gems like the Colored Musician’s Club, Buffalo’s performing arts scene is unmatched in Western New York.


Buffalo Takes Center Stage


Arrive early for a Broadway show at Shea’s Performing Arts Center to take in its century-old opulence. Support up-and-coming playwrights at the Alleyway Theatre, or experience a cutting-edge performance at Torn Space Theater.  See an Afro-centric masterwork at the Paul Robeson Theatre. Attend the city’s annual Curtain Up! gala. Check out the local music scene at nightspots throughout town. Or attend a concert with a view at Artpark. Scan our events page and venues listed below to find the live performances taking place while you’re in town, or plan a Buffalo trip centered around theater or music.

With many watering holes waiting until 4 a.m. for last call, you could say Buffalo knows a thing or two about nightlife. From old-school taverns and hopping bars to craft beers, casinos and live music, the Nickel City parties from dusk to near dawn.

Buffalo Theatres & Stages

Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle

612 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 847-0839

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Alleyway Theatre

One Curtain Up Alley
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 852-2600

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AMC Market Arcade 8

639 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 803-6250

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American Repertory Theatre of WNY

Compass Performing Arts Center
Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 697-0837

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Amherst Symphony Orchestra

55 Kings Highway
Amherst, NY 14226

(716) 633-4606

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Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra

Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo, NY 14201

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450 South 4th Street
Lewiston, NY 14092

(716) 754-4375

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2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

(716) 888-2536

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Aurora Players

166 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 687-6727

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Aurora Theatre and Popcorn Shop

673 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 652-1660

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Bears Den At Seneca Niagara Casino

310 4th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14203

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BUA Theatre

Performances at Alleyway Theatre
Buffalo, NY 14205

(718) 886-9239

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