The curtain is getting ready to rise on the Shea's stage again...
For your convenience and safety, we’re moving away from paper tickets. Your phone is now your ticket!
We're bringing Buffalo seven new shows from Broadway - plus Hamilton too.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center will be following all of the latest guidelines for performance venues as issued by both the CDC and NYS regarding COVID-19. We’re optimistic with the rollout from the vaccine that we will be able to re-open and operate at full capacity without social distancing by September, however we’ll continue to monitor and adhere to guidance regarding public gatherings, vaccination requirements, protection, sanitation, and ventilation.
We do not envision any changes to the entry/departure process, however this could change based on guidance. We will continue to evaluate any potential changes to the Member’s Lounge, as well as the status of our concession and bars. You will receive information prior to your performances.
In addition to our recently announced transition to mobile ticketing, we are looking to move to digital playbills for the foreseeable future. If playbills are handed out, we will not be collecting for recycling.
As of now, there will be no interactions with the cast, including talkbacks or autograph signings.
We will ask patrons that aren’t feeling well to please stay home. Please contact the Shea’s Box Office at 716-847-0850 to make arrangements regarding your tickets for performances you might miss. We have an EMT on site for every performance – if you are feeling uncomfortable, you can check in at the first aid room by the Pearl Street Entrance. If you feel that you need to leave, please do, and let our Shea’s Box Office know so that we may make appropriate arrangements regarding your ticket.
If you were a subscriber to our 2019-2020 M&T Bank Broadway Series before it was interrupted, fear not – our Restart Season will resume shortly as listed below. We have rescheduled productions of The Band’s Visit, Anastasia, and Escape to Margaritaville, in addition to our special engagement show of Riverdance, as well as our previously announced seven-show season.
– please note that show-times are now at 7:30 PM for Friday Evening performances
– please note that show-times are now at 1:00 PM for Sunday Matinee performances
– please note that show-times are now at 6:30 PM for Sunday Evening performances
The barcodes on your original tickets may still be used to scan in when you arrive at the theatre OR you can download your new tickets via your My Shea’s Account. If you previously exchanged your tickets to another performance, we will automatically transfer your exchange to the new show-time/date you requested.
For your convenience and safety, we’re moving away from paper tickets. Your phone is now your ticket! This shift will enhance your experience at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre by providing a contactless and more eco-friendly way to enter the theatre safely and efficiently, while also reducing the risk of lost, stolen, or counterfeit tickets.
All subscriber event tickets will be accessible on your mobile device via your My Shea’s Account or digital wallet if you save them there. When you attend your next show, the tickets displayed on your phone will be scanned for entry into the theatre. Questions? Concerns? We’ve put together a FAQ page specifically for guides, tips and answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Log in to your My Shea’s Account and click on Invoices on the Home page or from the menu at the top. This will show payments made and amount due, if any. The individual events that are part of the New Broadway Series will not be visible on your My Shea’s Account until later in the summer.
Shea’s has switched to mobile ticketing, and your new tickets for all performances can be downloaded to your phone via your My Shea’s Account. You can access your tickets, transfer them to friends’ phones, and much more.
If you have any questions regarding mobile ticketing, we have put together this FAQ to answer and reassure you of all your concerns. We are very excited to move ahead with this new paperless, environmentally-friendly option that will allow us to welcome you back quickly and efficiently.
Yes, as a subscriber, all ticket exchange privileges for another performance of the same show are available. Please contact the Shea’s Box Office by phone at (716) 847-0850 or by email at email@example.com to request a ticket exchange. Tickets will be exchanged as best as we can accommodate with regards to availability at time of the exchange.
It is very simple to renew, and you can do so in any of the following ways:
Our renewal deadline for the New Broadway Season is scheduled for Sunday May 9, 2021. Our remarkable seven-show line-up includes Disney’s Frozen, Tootsie, Pretty Woman the Musical, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, as well as our special subscriber add-on and return engagement of Hamilton.
Relocation requests can be submitted at the time of renewal. You must renew your subscription to be considered for seat relocation.
If you are renewing in-person / by mail / phone, please contact the Shea’s Box Office by phone at (716) 847-0850 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you wish to be considered for relocation and it will be noted on your account. If you are renewing online, there is an option that you can select to request relocation. If have already renewed and are uncertain if you requested to be considered for seat relocation, you can always reach out to the Shea’s Box Office to check your account.
Our relocation process begins a few weeks after the renewal deadline has passed and is typically a four to six week process. Relocations are based upon availability and seniority. Only the Subscriber whose name is on the account will be able to authorize seat relocation. The Box Office will not make changes without their consent.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center is pleased to offer payment plan options for our season subscriptions in two-, three-, five-, and six-month installments. All existing and new payment plans will resume Saturday May 15, 2021 and will run through September 2021, they will be automatically processed on or about the 15th of the month. For all new and renewing subscribers, the option to set up a payment plan is included whether you choose to subscribe online or by mailing in your renewal form. If you had previously set up a payment plan last year and need to update the credit card information on file, please contact the Shea’s Box Office by phone at (716) 847-0850 or by email at email@example.com.
*First payment is always made at sign-up/renewal of season subscription*
Next payment will be:
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have patrons in various stages of payment on these plans. The dates above reflect the maximum number of payments to be made by someone who has signed up, but not made any further installment payments. For example, someone who signed up for a five-payment plan and already made two payments would end on 7/15/21, not 8/15/21.
If the border does not re-open, we will refund your tickets for the shows you cannot make.
At this time, Hamilton is available to our subscribers to purchase but tickets are limited to your season seats and show-day when you renew your subscription or become a new subscriber. Before the tickets go on-sale to the public, tickets will be made available for additional purchases, for any performance of your choice.
We will be making an announcement about parking as we get closer to the start of the season.
Single tickets sales for these shows will be available to the public soon. Shea’s season ticket holders can currently purchase single tickets though their MY SHEA’S ACCOUNT. If interested in a group sale, please contact Mary Oshei at 716-829-1161 / email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or request more information through our Group Tickets page.
We’re still working with our local partners on the Frey Electric 2021-22 Series. We expect to announce the season within the next few weeks.
Contact us with any questions you may have regarding being a Shea’s Subscriber or about any of our upcoming shows here at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, and Patron Services will soon respond to help you however we can!
Please give an up-to-date email and phone number to reply to, and you’ll hear back within 3 business days.
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Enhance your theatre experience at Shea’s with the ultimate welcome message on Shea’s Main Street Marquee! You choose the performance and it will be on rotation starting 2 hours before and ending 1 hour after the show! A once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity that you can share with family and friends, use on social media or turn into a holiday card! The possibilities are endless.
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 clicking on the link below:
Did you know donors of Shea's Performing Arts Center, who donate $500 or more annually, receive yearly access to this exclusive lounge during Broadway performances at Shea's Buffalo Theatre? With complimentary beverages, light refreshments, and coat check - the Spotlight Lounge opens one hour before show-time and is located at the top of the grand staircase.