atrium during event with spring lights on walls.

The Center for the Arts is where art is made and experienced at the University at Buffalo.

Pay us a visit, and you’ll find there’s always something happening at the UBCFA! We’re the university’s arts hub, where artists and art lovers find inspiration, education and community.

We also welcome some of the biggest names in arts and entertainment—and host performances, concerts and exhibitions that showcase the remarkable talent of UB’s student artists. The entire Buffalo community is always invited to join us. Browse our site to find out what’s coming up next—or subscribe to our email list and never miss a thing! 

Featured Events and Exhibitions

fernanda lastra conducting the buffalo philharmonic orchestra.

June in Buffalo

June 6-11, 2023

ilana glazer pointing behind herself with tognue sticking out.

Ilana Glazer Live!

July 14, 2023
8 p.m.

nurse blake holding difibulators covered in lightning.

Nurse Blake: Shock Advised Tour

September 19, 2023
8 p.m.

portrait of ben harper wearing a beanie next to logo.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

October 7, 2023
8 p.m.


architecture experts discuss the CFA atrium.

Art in the Atrium

Architecture of the UBCFA

Two of University at Buffalo's Architecture experts, Korydon Smith, Professor and Assistant Dean School of Architecture and Planning, and Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director of Campus Planning, discuss the Center for the Arts atrium's unique architecture and how it brings artists across the arts together.

Behind the Scenes

How to properly tune a piano

Getting ready for a Mainstage performance takes a whole team of people; for our recent show featuring An Evening with Bruce Hornsby, one member of that team was our UB piano technician. Go behind the scenes to see how the piano is prepared for the stage!

how to tune a piano
student working on lighting on the mainstage theatre.

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CFA provides valuable career experiences for students

“I am sure that in my career I will wear many hats, so whether I end up on tour or as an administrator at an arts organization, this job has definitely helped to prepare me for that.” - Julia Miskines, arts management graduate assistant, Center for the Arts

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CFA's Student Backstage Chat

Michael Glabicki, the mind and vision behind the popular and stylistic band Rusted Root took part in the CFA’s Student Backstage Chat, followed by a performance with long-time bandmate Dirk Miller to an audience of adoring fans.

musician michael glabicki discusses on stage with moderator.

Get to Know the UBCFA