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Buffalo, NY 14203
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Home to the Irish Classical Theatre Company and named after a prominent culturally-active local family, this spectacular performing arts complex in the Buffalo Theater District has already established itself as one of the best in Western New York. From its intimate seating (none of its 200 seats is more than 12 feet from the stage) to its unimpeded sight lines, from the perfect acoustics to its arena-style stage, the space has won the hearts of both locals and visitors.
Main Street Cabaret is a popular theater and cabaret that plays hosts to a number of theater performances and recreational programs. This place was an initiative by a group of artists in order to disseminate theater and performing arts. Many established artistes are said to have performed here. For a complete event line-up and more information, do call ahead.
The 'Road Less Traveled Theater' is located in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, at the Theater District. This theatre has a stage and a seating capacity of 90 people. Get here to enjoy some great cinema and theatre, in this well equipped venue. Enjoy your experience here with the special sound effects and lights.
Market Arcade Film & Art Centre introduced digital projection of movies. This is a concept that allows movie-goers to see first-run feature films, virtually at the same time as their counterparts in various cities across the world. They also feature independent and foreign films, documentaries and special events. They hold stage performances and plays, so check their calendar for event schedules.
Since its opening in January 1926, this all-purpose arts facility in the Buffalo Theater District has presented the drama and comedy of some the most famous stars and scenes in the 20th Century. From the silly antics of the Marx Brothers and Bob Hope to powerful performances in The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon, Shea has seen it all. The National Register of Historic Places bestowed status upon the building in 1975 and today this baroque inspired facility still attracts some 300,000 patrons annually with its eclectic combination of Broadway musicals, opera, dance, children's programming, concerts and classic movies. Some patrons come just to see the theater in order to be dazzled with the ornate filigreed Rococo style and Tiffany-designed crystal chandeliers.
This popular theater/concert venue is considered by many locals as Buffalo's best place to see live music. The stage hosts big-name headliners with performers that have included Billy Bob Thornton, Blue Rodeo and the Average White Band. Music fans can sign up for their e-newsletter to get the latest info about upcoming events and shows. During the show from the enjoy appetizers like nachos and fries from the Tralfamadore Cafe, and become acquainted with the diverse and eclectic lineup the Tralf has to offer.
Shea's Smith Theatre is the 'Broadway' of Buffalo with blockbuster plays, musicals and stellar performances by traveling troupes. Broadway classics like Mamma Mia, the Wizard of Oz, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and many others have been performed in this theater. The tickets are pricey but the Broadway experience is worth it. The schedule of events at the theater is available on the website and tickets can be booked online or over the phone too.
The Town Ballroom, formerly known as the Town Casino, hosted many top performers within its walls during its heyday. Singers like Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra graced its stage. It has experimented with many businesses till date, including a theater and various nightclubs. Today, the venue, billed as Buffalo's premier showroom, hosts many well-known local and national acts, including groups like the Goo Goo Dolls, Robert Cray and Panic at the Disco. The venue is also available for holding private parties and receptions.
Located in the downtown Buffalo's Theater District, this theater has a long tradition of excellence stemming back to its construction in 1940. Now managed by the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, the theater seats 350 with a 600-square foot thrust stage. Named after Sidney B Pfeifer, a Buffalo lawyer and theater aficionado, the space features state-of-the-art lighting, audio and video equipment. The season runs from September to May. Aside from the box office, tickets are also available at all TicketMaster Outlets.
An entertainment corporation working out of Buffalo's downtown Theater District, this enterprise brings together four distinct performance groups under one administrative umbrella. The arrangement, which includes Alleyway Theatre, Pandora's Box Theater Company and the Upper West Arts Center, offers artistic independence while at the same time integrating box office and other administrative work. The enterprise also handles joint efforts involving community service and local theater events so that both locals and visitors can enjoy their theatrical experiences to the utmost.
One of four enterprises under the general direction of Alleyway Theater Inc, this Buffalo Theater District company specializes in bringing out women's voices in the performing arts, both onstage and backstage. Since its creation in 1995, the company has put on critically-acclaimed and controversial plays such as Keely and DU, and Tossing Back The Apple. Three or four plays are produced annually on an irregular schedule, in addition to staged readings. Currently performing out of the Alleyway Theater facilities, the company will move into the Upper West Arts Center upon its completion.
Lux nightclub is located on busy Chippewa where every night locals as well as tourists seek out dancing and nightlife inside one of many clubs along this street. Lux however is more than just any other club, on certain occasions you can find boxing matches, fashion shows and other high-end events. As far as drinking and dancing are concerned, there is plenty of both, but guests may receive sticker shock at some of the drink prices. Check website for event calendar and other details.