The On School Time Series provides educational shows specifically designed for school groups and are open to the general public. Children’s picture books and classic literature, United States history and world history, relevant social issues and experiences are all transformed and presented live on Shea’s main stage. Tickets to our On School Time series performances are $7 per person.
For reservations or more information, contact Holly Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-829-1171.
Upcoming shows are listed below.
Darius & Twig
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:30 am
Shea’s Buffalo Theatre
Recommended for grades 7+
Show runs approximately one hour with no intermission.
My Father’s Dragon
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:30 am
Shea’s Buffalo Theatre
Recommended for grades 2-5
Show runs approximately one hour with no intermission
The Polar Bears Go Up
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm
Shea’s 710 Theatre
Recommended for ages 2-5 years
Show runs approximately 50 minutes with no intermission
How I Became a Pirate
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:30 am
Shea’s Buffalo Theatre
Recommended for grades K-5
Show runs approximately hour with no intermission
“The Kenny” was created in 1993 in honor of the late Dr. Ken Lipke, the founder of Gibraltar Steel. This award is a testimony to Dr. Lipke’s passion and dedication to the arts and to his belief that the business community is an integral pillar of support for the arts. Since its inception in 1993, The Kenny Awards have bestowed $120,000 to theatre programs in Western New York high schools, and recognized over 50 local high schools and nearly 10,000 students. The 25th annual Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 6:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale approximately one month prior to the event at one of the participating shcools and two weeks prior at Shea’s box office. For additional information on the program, contact Holly Grant at email@example.com or visit KennyAwards.weebly.com.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center and iTheatrics will present the 5th annual Junior Theater Celebration in Buffalo on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The Celebration allows selected schools and organizations that present musical productions for students in upper elementary or middle school to come together and share their passion for musical theatre. The day includes performances from each participating group and workshops with the iTheatrics creative team. Program applications will be available now. For more information, contact Devon Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-829-1174.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center has been presenting the Camp Broadway® Mainstage summer program for the past 17 years. Starting in 2017, we began presenting Camp Broadway’s The Next Step for students ages 14-17 who are looking for a more specialized musical theatre intensive experience. Program registration opens in March 2018.
For more information or to be added to the mailing list, contact Holly Grant at email@example.com org 716-829-1171.
Shea’s Master Class Program allows high school students in grades 9-12 to explore the various aspects of the performing and literary arts. Students have the opportunity to learn from working professionals in the arts, receive complimentary tickets to a Shea’s Buffalo Theatre or Shea’s 710 Theatre show, and meet cast members from the production they are studying.
There is no fee to participate in this program. Students must apply each year to be considered for the program and enrollment is limited.
High school students must complete an application to be considered for each Master Class program Shea’s presents.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list in order to receive updates about Shea’s Master Class Program e-mail Jennifer Fitzery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Historic Tours allow students to discover the rich history of Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, learn about the architecture and get exclusive behind the scenes insight on how we set up and present a show.
Tours are free of charge for school groups of 50 or less in grades 3-12 and are conducted on non-show days.
For more information, or to schedule your student group tour, contact Jennifer Fitzery at email@example.com or 716-829-1152.
Shea’s offers college students a number of internships in non-performance careers in the theatre arts including Theatre Administration, Events and Hospitality, Education, Marketing, and Restoration.
An internship at Shea’s is a great way to gain valuable work experience with a nationally recognized historic presenting theatre. Shea’s internships are unpaid but we can offer references and college credit where applicable. College Internships typically run September-December and January-May but can be extended upon mutual agreement between the intern and Shea’s. A limited number of internships are available during the summer months.
Who Can Apply
• College students are invited to apply for any available internship.
• High school students may apply for our Restoration Internship and can receive community service hours if needed.
What We Offer
• Real world experience working for a presenting theatre
• Professional References
• College Credit (where applicable)
• Community Service Hours (for high school students where applicable)
• A friendly, professional work environment
• Valuable work skills that can be applied to nearly any career
If you are interested in applying for an internship please download one of the descriptions below and e-mail a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Fitzery, Senior Education Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program focuses on performance and production careers geared toward college students majoring in theatre (performance, production and design), early career artists and anyone who has a passion for the arts. Guest artists include cast members and production staff from our Broadway and Shea’s 710 Theatre Series, along with esteemed local artists.
For more information please visit the Shea’s Education Facebook page for updates www.facebook.com/SheasEDU or contact Jennifer Fitzery at email@example.com.
This innovative program brings together high school students from throughout Western New York. Students from various schools, backgrounds and interests apply to participate in a series of workshops that focus on a number of art forms, specifically the visual, literary and performing arts.
The goal of the Shea’s in Schools Outreach Program is to support educators by providing educational arts programming that supports curriculum and addresses the needs of each individual teacher and his or her students. Shea’s Education Program staff will come to your classroom and present a custom designed workshop created specifically to fit your class and students.
Please contact Jennifer Fitzery, Senior Education Associate, at 716-829-1152, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.