Upcoming Theater In Western New York

Buffalo Theater: Current & Upcoming Shows

The diversity and abundance of performances, put on by nearly 25 professional theaters, makes it easy to find something to see in and around Buffalo. The MusicalFare Theatre stages new and classic musicals. Torn Space Theatre breaks ground with the avant-garde. At the Alleyway Theatre the work of up-and-coming playwrights are on the marquee.

Shows & Musicals for Every Season

The Theatre of Youth’s plays for young people unfold at a restored movie house in the historic Allentown neighborhood. See productions rooted in African American traditions at the Ujima Theatre Company. In the summertime, join the crowd bringing picnics to sit on the lawn and take in the Bard’s comedies and tragedies at a Shakespeare in Delaware Park performance.

From Contemporary to the Classics

West of the city, the Lancaster Opera House continues a tradition of live entertainment that began in 1897. The Kavinoky Theatre’s restored 1903-recital hall on the D’Youville University campus is an elegant, vintage setting. Baroque grandeur suits the Broadway shows at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, a gilded former movie palace on Main Street. For a more intimate production, consider its neighbor on the block, the Irish Classical Theatre Company. Performances suit any proclivity – from murder mystery comedy to a Stephen King movie-turned-play, a Jane Austen interpretation, golden-era shows like Guys and Dolls and the cutting edge. Let us entertain you.

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Upcoming Shows & Musicals

A Charlie Brown Christmas

12/11

Music

The Ed Croft Trio will perform Vince Guaraldi’s holiday classic along with other gems from his catalog.  A holiday concert…

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All is Calm

12/01 – 12/18

Theater

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night of…

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Beehive – The 60’s Musical

11/09 – 12/11

Theater

$50

Six women sing the rock-n-roll music of the 1960s in a night of non-stop song and dance!

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Great Expectations

11/18 – 12/11

Theater

Charles Dickens’ classic coming-of-age tale, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett, follows the story of orphan Pip as he…

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Guards at the Taj

11/10 – 12/11

Theater

$10-$45

2016 Obie Award for Best New Play2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph…

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The Sound of Music

11/18 – 12/04

Theater

$25-$37

The threat of Nazism growing ever larger on the horizon, this story of tenderness and identity overcoming habit has transcended…

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Theatre in the Village: Every Christmas Story Ever Told

12/02 – 12/11

Theater

Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story…

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Community Matinee

12/07

Theater

$12

GREAT EXPECTATIONSby Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil BartlettNovember 18, 2022 & December 11, 2022Directed by ICTC Associate Director Chris KellyA…

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: ASL/Open Captioned Performance

12/08

Theater

$23-$52

GREAT EXPECTATIONSby Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil BartlettNovember 18, 2022 & December 11, 2022Directed by ICTC Associate Director Chris KellyOn…

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The Birth of Santa

12/01 – 12/23

Theater

$13-$30

A re-imagining of A Christmas Carol. An artist, famous for their Christmas-themed paintings, tries something different and has a show…

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The Night Before Christmas

12/09 – 12/11

Theater

$15-$20

Set in Christmastown on a very special Christmas Eve, our locally commissioned and well-received family musical tells the story of…

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Come From Away

12/13 – 12/18

Music

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes…

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Elf the Musical

12/26 – 12/31

Theater

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is…

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Babushka!

08/26 – 12/31

Theater

Babushka! is a two-man long-form improv show that has been a summertime favorite at Buffalo Infringement Festival since 2010. With…

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PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

01/06 – 01/08

Downtown

Come roll with the PAW Patrol! The Pack is back, as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the scene of…

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The Mai

01/13 – 02/05

Theater

The Mai, an accomplished, savvy, middle-aged woman, is thrown into a world of confusion after her husband abandons her and…

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Hay Fever

01/27 – 02/12

Theater

$12-$17

Hay Fever is set in an English country house, where a bohemian family has gathered to spend a weekend. Unbeknownst…

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Tuesdays with Morrie

02/02 – 02/26

Theater

By: Mitch AlbomBased on the 2006 best-selling memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished…

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Wicket

02/03 – 02/19

Theater

A Parody Musical – The Untold Story of the Ewoks of Brightree Village.Wicket & A Parody Musical does for Star Wars what Wicked did…

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The Aleph Complex

02/10 – 03/04

Theater

To save herself from her chronically incessant thoughts, Nicky converts them into sounds so she can fall asleep to the…

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Tell Me On A Sunday

02/15 – 03/19

Theater

$50

One of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s (CATS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) earliest hits.

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Mercy Seat

02/16 – 03/11

Theater

$13-$30

The background of MERCY SEAT is a tent revival in which souls entering the revival seek redemption, forgiveness, understanding and…

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Hadestown

02/21 – 02/26

Music

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and…

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The Thin Place

02/23 – 03/26

Theater

$10-$45

The Thin Placeby Lucas Hnath February 23 – March 26 Directed by Scott Behrend* Starring Renee Landrigan, Margaret Massman, Dave…

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