Curtain Up!

Friday, September 11th, 2020 is the 39th Curtain Up! Event which celebrates the opening of the theatre season in Buffalo and the continued strength of the Theatre District that has played a large role in Buffalo’s Resurgence. It is a unique event that involves three “Acts” in one evening.

Theatre District Association of Western New York and

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cordially invite you to join us for
the 38th annual celebration of the opening of
Buffalo’s professional theatre season.


Act I
38th Annual Gala Dinner at 500 Pearl

New location! Open Bar and Hor’s d’oeuvres Reception! Followed by a Scrumptious Sit-Down Dinner! Validated Parking!
Gala Dinner tickets are $100 ($110 after September 3)
Dinner begins at 5pm and will be done in time for you to arrive at your selected theatre for an 8pm curtain time.
And, for all-night revelers, get a special 500 Pearl/Aloft Hotel room rate with your Gala Dinner ticket purchase.

Act II
Participating Theatre Productions

The Curtain goes Up! at 8pm on the beginning of the theatre season. Participating productions are included below. Contact a theatre to reserve your seats!

Act III
Free Street Party on Main Street

Live Music! Street Performers! Food Trucks!
After the theatre, join the party on Main Street until 1am to celebrate!
Scroll down to check out the lineup.



THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!