From corporate dinners and seminars to wedding receptions and baby showers, Shea’s four distinct spaces are some of Buffalo’s most sought-after venues. Buffalonians and visitors alike often think only of Shea’s Buffalo Theater. Shea’s Smith Theater, Shea’s Bistro & Bar and Shea’s 710 Theater also offer event space downtown.
Shea’s Buffalo Theater
As one of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings, Shea’s Buffalo Theater is home to history, art and grandeur that make it perfect for special events. After decades of neglect, Shea’s crown jewel was restored to its original splendor over the last few decades. Now, it’s home to half a dozen touring Broadway productions every year, as well as performances by touring musicians, performing artists and local theater groups.
When Shea’s Buffalo Theater isn’t hosting world-class entertainment, the building welcomes weddings, fundraisers and cocktail parties. What could be more magical than a ceremony and cocktail hour in the grand lobby followed by dinner and dancing on the same stage that Les Misérables, Lion King and Frank Sinatra graced.
With over 3,000 seats in the auditorium, there’s more than enough space for all of your friends and family to share your special day. The grand lobby offers table seating for over 150 or cocktail service for 600 guests. For a bigger party, choose the main stage for table seating for 400 guests. Main stage events include use of the lobby, both grand and petite, to truly impress your guests.
Shea’s Smith Theater
The Smith Theater is an intimate black box space perfect for luncheons, ceremonies and family parties. This multi-function space can be set with tables, theater-style seating or cocktail tables to accommodate events from 130 to 250 guests.
Shea’s Bistro & Bar
Wow guests with pre-show drinks before taking in one of the world-renown performances at Shea’s Buffalo Theater. Shea’s Bistro & Bar also welcomes bridal showers, baby showers, corporate happy hours and rehearsal dinners.
Shea’s 710 Theater
Like the larger Buffalo Theater, both the lobby and theater are available for events at Shea’s 710. Buffalo businesses find this space perfect for medium-sized seminars, presentations and ceremonies!