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Buffalo Performing ArtsShea's Performing Arts Center, an ornate 1926 theater at 646 Main St., presents performances year-round. For information about schedules and tickets, phone (716) 847-0850 or (800) 745-3000. The Theatre of Youth (TOY) Company performs children's shows in the Allendale Theatre; phone (716) 884-4400.

The theater district includes The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park at 95 Johnson Park and Ujima Company at 429 Plymouth Ave.; phone (716) 853-1334 and (716) 322-5178 respectively. Plays are presented September through early June. Shakespeare in Delaware Park gives free outdoor performances June through August; phone (716) 856-4533.

The Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley, is a professional theater company dedicated to performing new plays in off-Broadway style; phone (716) 852-2600. The Irish Classical Theatre Co. performs international classics and plays from Irish literature at 625 Main St.; phone (716) 853-4282. Just outside of downtown at 320 Porter Ave. on the campus of D'Youville College is The Kavinoky Theatre; phone (716) 829-7668.

In addition to a theater and opera series, Shea's Performing Arts Center offers concerts. Other musical entertainment venues include KeyBank Center, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, and Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Cir., performance home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; phone (716) 855-4100 and (716) 885-5000, respectively. The Buffalo Chamber Music Society also presents a series of concerts at Kleinhans Music Hall; phone (716) 462-4939.

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Travel Information

City Population



680 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Buffalo is 8.75 percent. There also is a 3-5 percent tax levied on lodgings and a 6 percent tax on rental cars.



Police (non-emergency)

(716) 851-4444

Time and Temperature

(716) 844-4444


Buffalo General Medical Center, (716) 859-5600; Erie County Medical Center, (716) 898-3000; Mercy Hospital, (716) 826-7000; Sisters of Charity Hospital-St. Joseph Campus, (716) 891-2400.

Visitor Information

403 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203. Phone:(716)852-0511 or (800)283-3256

Air Travel

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, (716) 632-4763 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Amtrak has two connecting stations: one at Exchange Street near the junction of Main and Seneca streets and another on Dick Road, in Depew.


Greyhound Lines Inc. operates out of the Ellicott Street Bus Terminal downtown; phone (716) 855-7532 or (800) 231-2222. For New York Trailways information phone (800) 295-5555 or (800) 858-8555.


Cab companies include Airport Taxi Service, (716) 633-8294, and Queen City Taxi, (716) 874-5050. The base rate is $2.30 at flag drop plus $3 per mile.

Public Transportation

The major Metro bus routes operate daily 5 a.m. to midnight. Service varies by route, but buses generally run every 20 minutes on weekdays. The base fare is $2; exact fare is required.

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