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

Shea’s Smith Theatre

658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 847-1410

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Tacoma Performing Arts Center

351 Tacoma Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216

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The ACME Mystery Company Buffalo

5877 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14221

(716) 324-1748

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The Lightbulb Project

44 Tacoma
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 324-5776

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Theatre Alliance of Buffalo

The Park School
Snyder, NY 14226

(716) 848-0800

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Theatre of Youth (TOY)

203 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 884-4400

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Torn Space Theater

612 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 768-1109

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UB Department of Music Concert Series

105 Slee Hall
Amherst, NY 14260

(716) 645-2921

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Ujima Theatre

429 Plymouth Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213

(716) 883-0380

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Verve Dance Studio

255 Great Arrow Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14207

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Vocalis Chamber Choir

401 McKinley Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14220

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West Falls Center for the Arts

1863 Davis Road
West Falls, NY 14170

(716) 570-6520

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