Theatre District of WNY

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 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

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:

Co-Presidents: Lisa Ludwig/Michael Russo
Vice President: Michael Greco
Treasurer: Mary Young
Secretary: Cassie Cameron

Class 2 (2 year term ends in 2025)
Buffalo Place
Houndstooth Costume Collective
Kavinoky Theatre
Matinee Buffalo
Second Generation Theatre
Shea’s 710 Theatre
Shea’s Smith Theatre
Starring Buffalo

Class 1 (2-year term ends in 2024)
Alleyway Theatre
Hostel Buffalo Niagara
Irish Classical Theatre Company
M&T Bank
O’Connell & Company
Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
The Bijou

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presents

Curtain Up!

Our annual Curtain Up! event 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. Experience this unique celebration in two “Acts.”