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


Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 27th
$44; 7PM Wed & Thurs; 7:30PM Fri; 3:30PM & 7:30PM Sat; 2PM Sun

From the very first note, ONCE draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Tony Award. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.  ONCE promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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Phantom of the Opera

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 6th
$37 - $127

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns to Buffalo as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”  No performance 4/30.

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The Awful Truth

Thursday, Apr. 26th - Sunday, May. 13th
7:30 PM on Thurs. & Fri., Sat. 3PM & 7:30 PM, Sun. 2PM

In this gem of a comedy, the inspiration for the 1937 screwball film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, a divorcee with expensive tastes and limited means plans to tie the knot with a wealthy Oklahoma oil-man. But before his domineering aunt will accept the ‘blushing bride,’ she must dispel the persistent rumor that her infidelity drove her first husband to divorce her.

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The Full Monty

Thursday, Apr. 26th - Saturday, May. 12th
$30; Thurs, Fri, Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 3 PM

The gleefully raunchy working class musical that dares to ask just how far workers have to go in a world that values everythin BUT an honest days labor.  Six laid off steel workers decide the only answer to their financial woes is to start  their own act as male strippers.  The struggle to put the chippendale bow tie around the blue collar makes for an outrageous journey rich with bawdy humor and powerhouse pop-rock music.

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I Do! I Do!

Thursday, Apr. 26th - Sunday, May. 6th
$32; Thurs, Fri & Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

This musical follows newlyweds Michael and Agnes, starting on their wedding day, and explores their lives together over the next 50 years until they finally sell their home to a new pair of newlyweds.  During that thime the couple goes through their wedding night jitters, raises a family, negotiates mid-life crises, quarrels, separates, reconciles, and grows old together.

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Sight Unseen

Thursday, Apr. 26th - Sunday, May. 13th
$38; Thurs: 7:30 PM, Sat: 4 & 8 PM, Sun: 2 PM

Jonathan Waxman is a superstar artist, so popular that collectors will buy his work “sight unseen.” Winner of the 1991-92 Obie Award for Best New American Play, SIGHT UNSEEN poses questions about art, money, love, and inspiration and the ways in which they are inextricably entangled.

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The Foreigner

Friday, Apr. 27th - Sunday, May. 20th
$38 - $42; Thurs & Fri: 7:30PM, Sat: 3:30 & 7PM, Sun: 2PM

At a rural fishing Lodge, Froggy, a British demolition expert, has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. He tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should.

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The Christians

Friday, Apr. 27th - Sunday, May. 20th
$35; Thurs, Fri, Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM

Today, Pastor Paul will reveal his honest belief that Hell does not exist. Today, his friend and associate Pastor Joshua will publicly oppose him—splitting our parish and dividing its families. Today, each of us will bear witness to their debate, forced to decide what we believe to be true, what we need to be true.

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Death at the Distillery: Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, Apr. 27th
$57; Starting: 6:00 PM

The year is 1927 and alcohol is flowing across the Niagara River to satisfy Buffalo’s insatiable thirst for bootlegged booze and brews. Based on real-life characters that lived and schemed in Buffalo during prohibition, this interactive performance includes a magnificent dinner and your first drink–served at the Barrel Factory in the city’s historic Old First Ward.

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Buffalo Film Seminars

Tuesday, May. 1st - Tuesday, May. 8th
$9.50; Starting: 7:00 PM

Each week Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson introduce the film, the film is screened, and then have an open discussion with students in a University at Buffalo film class and anyone else who cares to join us.  Handouts with production details, anecdotes and critical comments about each week’s film are available in the theatre lobby 45 minutes before each session.  There is ample free parking, close to the theatre.  No seminar 3/20.

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