O’Connell & Company was founded in 1995 by Buffalo award-winning actress Mary Kate O’Connell. Performing for what will now be their 25th year, O’Connell & Company has grown into one of WNY’s most respected resident theaters.About O'Connell & Company
The Shea's Smith Theatre and the adjoining Shea's Bistro & Bar are also available to rent either for hosting private events or as a suitable venue for your own shows! Please contact us soon for further details and potential date availability.Contact Us
SGT was founded by University at Buffalo graduates Kristin Bentley, Arin Lee Dandes, and Kelly Copps; to encourage a new generation of theatregoers to become involved in the arts.About Second Generation
Shea’s Smith Theatre came from humble beginnings: once operating as a Swiss Chalet restaurant. Since becoming part of Shea’s Performing Arts Center in 2000, it has transformed into a viable theater, hosting Off-Broadway productions, comedians, and collaborative productions with local theatre companies.
Currently, Shea’s Smith Theatre has two companies in residence: the O’Connell & Company and Second Generation Theatre, each offering a three-show season in our theater.
As a 237 seat “black box” theater, Shea’s Smith Theatre is somewhat of a chameleon space, offering ample room for stage productions, rental events, and special occasions.
The chart on the right shows our standard production set-up. For shows playing in the Shea’s Smith Theatre, seating is flexible and often is arranged specially to provide the best viewing for individual productions.
Shea’s Bistro & Bar offers full dinner and lunch service during all Shea’s Buffalo Broadway performances. Enjoy a prix-fixe dinner and show-themed cocktails to make your evening complete. New menus are crafted for each performance using seasonal ingredients. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (716) 856-3260 or by clicking on the link below:
Give the gift of Shea’s! Gift Certificates may be purchased in any denomination at the Shea’s Box Office in person or by calling (716) 847-0850. You can use our gift certificates to purchase tickets to events at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, Shea’s Smith Theatre, Shea's 710 Theatre, Shea's Bistro and Bar, and during performances at Shea’s bars and concession counters.
Have 10+ people coming to a show at Shea's? You may qualify for group seating! Get together with your school, organization, family! Groups may also enjoy in-house dining for the Broadway shows with Shea's Bistro & Bar. Luxury BOX SEATS also available for select shows. Click the link below to apply, or for more information.