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Here are some links to theatres and cultural venues in the region. There are other theatres and cultural venues in the region that may not have websites. For more information, consult a print copy of Western New York Explorer's Guide or check out some of the links to area convention and visitors bureaus on the WNY Resources page. Please contact me if you know of any other site that should be added to the list or if you find a link that is no longer valid.


Greater Niagara Region, including Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, and Orleans Counties and Southern Ontario
Buffalo Chamber Music Society (Buffalo)
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Allendale Theatre/Theater of Youth (Buffalo)
Alleyway Theatre (Buffalo)
Forbes Theatre at the Buffalo Christian Center (Buffalo)
Irish Classical Theatre (Buffalo)
Kavinoky Theatre (Buffalo-D'Youville College)
Rockwell Hall (Buffalo State College)
Shakespeare in Delaware Park (Buffalo)
Shea's Performing Arts Center (Buffalo)
Riviera Theatre (N. Tonawanda)
UB Center for the Arts (University of Buffalo Amherst Campus)
Musical Fare Theater (Daemen College-Amherst)
Shaw Festival Theatre (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)

The Southern Tier, including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties
1891 Fredonia Opera House (Fredonia)
Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua)
Reg Lenna Civic Center (Jamestown)
Bemus Bay Pops (Bemus Point)
Southertier Symphony (Olean)

Finger Lakes Region, including Monroe, Livingston, Steuben, Ontario and Yates Counties
Eastman School of Music (Rochester)
Garth Fagan Dance (Rochester)
Rochester City Ballet (Rochester)
Rochester Chamber Orchestra (Rochester)
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Rochester)
Black Friars Theatre (Rochester)
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre (Rochester)
Geva Theatre (Rochester)
Little Theatre (Rochester)
Rochester Broadway Theatre League (Rochester)
Shipping Dock Theatre (Rochester)
Penfield Symphony (Penfield)
Nazareth College Arts Center (Pittsford)
Brighton Symphony (Brighton)
Clemens Center (Elmira)
Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center (Canandaigua)
Smith Opera House (Geneva)
Bristol Valley Theatre (Naples)