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!

Members

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:

Lisa Ludwig, President (Shakespeare In Delaware Park)
Jackie Jonmarie, Vice President (Buffalo Place Inc.)
Mary Young, Secretary (Working For Downtown)
Karen Cullen, Treasurer (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)
Neal Radice (Alleyway Theatre)
Mathew Spencer (Comfort Suites Downtown)
Deborah Wanecski (Irish Classical Theatre Company)

Adam Hayes

Buffalo Musicians Association
Buffalo Place, Inc.
Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc.
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
Working for Downtown (WFD)

 

 

Theatres

New Phoneix Theatre
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
MusicalFare Theatre
Jewish Repertory Theatre
Shea’s 710 Main Theatre
The Kavinoky Theatre
Alleyway Theatre
New Phoneix Theatre

New Phoneix Theatre

http://www.newphoenixtheatre.org/

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

http://roadlesstraveledproductions.org

O’Connell & Company

O’Connell & Company

http://oconnellandcompany.com

MusicalFare Theatre

MusicalFare Theatre

https://musicalfare.com/

Jewish Repertory Theatre

Jewish Repertory Theatre

http://jewishrepertorytheatre.com/

Shea’s 710 Main Theatre

Shea’s 710 Main Theatre

http://www.sheas.org

The Kavinoky Theatre

The Kavinoky Theatre

http://www.kavinokytheatre.com/

Alleyway Theatre

Alleyway Theatre

Alleyway Theatre… Buffalo’s Theatre With A Pulse!  Since 1980, we’ve kept our commitment to developing new plays and musicals.  Scores of full-length plays, musicals and one-act plays have had their premiere performances on our stage, and dozens of playwrights have had first-ever opportunities to see their new works come alive.  Located in the heart of Buffalo’s Historic Theatre District, our newly renovated Art Moderne facility features an intimate 99 seat black box main stage and the 70 seat Main Street Cabaret.  Alleyway Theatre is keeping creative juices flowing through the veins of live theatre.  Each season begins in September and continues through May with additional programming that keeps the facility busy offering live performances throughout the year.

http://alleyway.com

Curtain Up!

Sponsors

Sponsors

 Curtain Up! is sponsored by:

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Has also been supported by

Buffalo Spree
Buffalo Place
Full Circle Studios

Photos of Curtain Up! courtesy of Full Circle Studios.

 

Acts

Acts

Each year, Curtain Up! is held in Buffalo’s historic Theatre District
and is theatrically designed in three acts:

Act I
Start the evening with cocktails and dinner at any of the
Theatre District’s fine restaurants
or
attend either the elegant black-tie Gala Dinner or the new Greenroom Gala.
For tickets to either gala event cal 716-847-0850.

Act II
After dinner, catch a show at one of
the Buffalo area’s outstanding professional theatres.
Curtains rise promptly at 8:00 PM.
Seating is limited, so make reservations today.

Act III
When the curtains fall, the Theatre District street party goes into full gear
featuring live music, dancing, street performers and surprises!
It goes until 1 AM, and it’s all free!

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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

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