About Us

Founded in 1979, Theatre District Association of Western New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit community association dedicated to the promotion of the health and well-being of Buffalo’s neighborhood known as the Theatre District.

It is our goal to foster public awareness and appreciation of the unique aspects of the Theatre District as an urban cultural neighborhood and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas which may affect the welfare of the District and its members and to promote dialogue with other agencies or organizations which may impact our neighborhood.

TDA focuses attention on neighborhood cleanup and physical  improvement, and encourages programs for safety and security.

TDA also participates in the development and production of public events which showcase the Theatre District and promote its economic development and growth. Join us each September for Curtain Up!

Become a Member Today!

Benefits of Membership Include:

  • As a member of TDA you will help to foster public awareness and appreciation of the unique aspects of the Theatre District as an urban cultural neighborhood and promote the economic development and growth of the Theatre District
  • As a member of TDA you will help to focus attention on neighborhood cleanup and physical improvement, and encourage programs for safety and security
  • As a member of TDA you will help to promote dialogue with outside agencies or organizations which may impact the Theatre District
  • As a member of TDA you will help to participate in the development and production of public events which highlight the Theatre District

BECOME INVOLVED!

BECOME INVOLVED!

Theatre District Association welcomes membership by
property owners, tenants, businesses, non-profit organizations, residents … and any interested individuals.

Theatre District Association Members help move the neighborhood forward in areas such as:

– Public Relations and Marketing
– Special Events including Curtain Up!
– Advocacy
– Neighborhood Security and Maintenance
– Informational Forums and Presentations
– Promoting Membership and Welcoming New Neighbors

Members

Members

Theatre District Association welcomes membership by property owners, tenants, businesses, non-profit organizations, residents and any interested individuals.
View/Print Membership Application Form

Current Members of the TDA Board of Directors:

Terry Fisher, President (Full Circle Studios)
Chris Handley, Vice President (Alleyway Theatre)
Mary Young, Treasurer (Working For Downtown)
Jackie Jonmaire, Secretary (Buffalo Place Inc.)
Karen Cullen, (M&T Bank)
Barbara Macks, Membership Chair (Buffalo Spree Publishing)
Robert Brunschmid (Shea’s Performing Arts Center)
David Lundy (710 Main Theatre)
Michael Murphy (Shea’s Performing Arts Center)
Jonathan Piret (Hostel Buffalo Niagara)
Mathew Spencer (Comfort Suites Downtown)
Elizabeth Paladino (Irish Classical Theatre Company)

Buffalo Musicians Association
Buffalo Place, Inc.
Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc.
Dobutsu
Full Circle Studios
JCC
M&T Bank
Matinee- Craft Beer and Wine Bar
Osteria 166
Sinatra & Company Real Estate
St. Michael’s Church
Theatre Sports
Toutant
Working for Downtown (WFD)

Participating Theatres

For a complete list of Participating Theatres, click here: 2019 Participating Productions One-Sheet

The Bird’s Nest
Theatre of Youth
Buffalo United Artists
Paul Robeson Theatre
The Subversive Theatre Collective
CSz Buffalo
The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park
Irish Classical Theatre Company
UB Center for the Arts
Shea’s Smith Theatre
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Roadless Traveled Productions
O’Connell & Company Productions
MusicalFare Theatre
Jewish Repertory Theatre
Shea’s 710 Main Theatre
The Kavinoky Theatre
Alleyway Theatre
The Bird’s Nest

The Bird’s Nest

www.birdsnestbuffalo.com

Theatre of Youth

Theatre of Youth

www.theatreofyouth.org

Buffalo United Artists

Buffalo United Artists

Alleyway Cabaret, 672 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202 716-886-9239

www.buffalounitedartists.org

Paul Robeson Theatre

Paul Robeson Theatre

 www.aaccbuffalo.org

The Subversive Theatre Collective

The Subversive Theatre Collective

www.subversivetheatre.org

CSz Buffalo

CSz Buffalo

www.cszbuffalo.com

The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park

The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park

95 Johnson Park, Buffalo, NY 14201 | 716-853-1334 |

www.newphoenixtheatre.org

Irish Classical Theatre Company

Irish Classical Theatre Company

625 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 | 716-853-ICTC (4282) |

www.irishclassical.com

UB Center for the Arts

UB Center for the Arts

http://www.ubcfa.org/

Shea’s Smith Theatre

Shea’s Smith Theatre

http://www.sheas.org

Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Shea’s Performing Arts Center

http://www.sheas.org

Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Shakespeare in Delaware Park

http://shakespeareindelawarepark.org/

Roadless Traveled Productions

Roadless Traveled Productions

456 Main Street Buffalo NY 14202 | 716-629-3069

O’Connell & Company Productions

O’Connell & Company Productions

Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-847-1410

www.oconnellandcompany.com

MusicalFare Theatre

MusicalFare Theatre

4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226 | 716-839-8540 |

www.musicalfare.com

Jewish Repertory Theatre

Jewish Repertory Theatre

http://jewishrepertorytheatre.com/

Shea’s 710 Main Theatre

Shea’s 710 Main Theatre

www.sheas.org

The Kavinoky Theatre

The Kavinoky Theatre

320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201 | 716-829-7668 |

www.kavinokytheatre.com

Alleyway Theatre

Alleyway Theatre

1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-2600 x0 |

alleyway.com

Curtain Up!

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, there have been many changes to our daily lives and the theatre community is no exception. Our signature event, Curtain Up! has been postponed until next year, but our member theaters and many others across WNY are not idle. 
New and innovative productions from a variety of groups will be debuting online over the next few months. Please visit the websites of the theaters listed on this site and “Google” Buffalo Theater for more information.

We look forward to opening our doors as soon as is practical and entertaining our old friends again, and making some new ones! Stay well, and we’ll be in touch.
On Friday, September 18th the TDA (Theatre District Association) and the TAB (Theatre Alliance of Buffalo) will present a “Virtual Curtain Up! 2020” online that features many of the digital productions being prepared.
Please click here for more information.

Restaurants

For Act I of Curtain Up! or any time of the year,
you may wish to dine at one of these fine
Theatre District Restaurants.
(Make reservations early for Curtain Up!)

Encore
492 Pearl St. | 931-5001
Free parking with dinner & free shuttle to and from Theatre District.

Merge
439 Delaware Ave. | 842-0600 | Open until 4 AM.

Osteria 166
166 Franklin St. | 858-3118

SeaBar
475 Ellicott St. | 332-2928

SoHo Burger Bar
64 W. Chippewa St. | 856-7646

Dobutsu 
500 Seneca St. I 322-6004

Toutant 
437 Ellicott St. I 342-2901

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
56 W. Chippewa St. | 854-9463

Bijou Grille
643 Main St. | 847-1512

Buffalo Chophouse
282 Franklin St. | 842-6900

Cabaret
490 Pearl St. | 842-4181

Chocolate Bar
114 W. Chippewa St. | 332-0484

Coco Bar & Bistro
888 Main St. | 332-1885

Matinee
698 Main St. | 202-0224