pat metheny speakin with students in mainstage theatre.

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 something always is happening at the UBCFA! We’re the university’s arts hub, where the Arts at UB converge and where students, faculty, artists, performers, and Western New Yorkers come together to find inspiration, education, and community.

We also welcome some of the biggest names in arts and entertainment - and host performances, exhibitions, and events, and showcase the remarkable talent of UB’s student artists. The entire Western New York community is always invited to join us. 

Browse our site to find out what’s coming up next— follow us on social or subscribe to our email list and never miss a thing! 

Featured Events and Exhibitions

old abandoned cement building with drawing of campfire below.

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

March 7-10, 2024

members of urban bush women dancing.

Urban Bush Women

March 13, 2024
7:30 p.m.

leanne morgan smiling holding a microphone.

Urban Bush Women

March 13, 2024
7:30 p.m.

drawing of hands holding a flower.

Nickel Creek

March 23, 2024
7:30 p.m.


Center for the Arts

Spring at UB Center for the Arts Features a Diverse Lineup

“We are eager for our Western New York and Southern Ontario audiences to discover the diverse spring line-up at UB's arts hub, with fresh offerings spotlighting opera and dance, plus a roster of top-notch comedians," - Jamie Enser, executive director of the UBCFA.

exterior of cfa at night behind lake lasalle.
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy teaching UB students about Ottawa Valley Step Dancing

Behind the Scenes

Learning Ottawa Valley Step Dancing

UB Theatre & Dance students learn about Ottawa Valley Step Dancing from the fantastic Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy and their children!

Center for the Arts

Podcast: Enriching Education Through Art

UB Center for the Arts Executive Director, Jamie Enser, recently joined Buffalo Rising on their podcast to discuss the CFA.

executive director, jamie enser, in the cfa atrium.
lotus lives recap

Behind the Scenes

CFA, Department of Music hit the high notes with experimental opera

Lotus Lives, a chamber opera by UB Slee Visiting Professor Su Lian Tan brought together multiple UB Arts Departments. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how this show came together!

Get to Know the UBCFA