Stage with rehearsal and students working at control and sound board computers from up in the seating.

Where Art is Made at UB

If you’ve been to UB, you’ve probably noticed the CFA’s home. It’s one of the most distinctive structures on campus—the one visitors love to use as a backdrop for their photos. But the UBCFA is so much more than a place.

On any given day, our building is a buzzing hive of artistic activity. In our theaters, plays and musicals are being conceived, practiced and performed. Downstairs, dancers are busy perfecting their movement. Our studios and classrooms are filled with UB’s student and faculty artists, all creating new works. Walk through the atrium on a weekday afternoon, and you’re likely to catch a performance. One hour, you’ll find the choir singing. Next, a jazz band will be playing or dancers rehearsing.

The CFA is where UB’s Arts Departments come together. A hub that connects and encourages collaboration, it’s home to a large community of artists who have gathered at UB to make wonderful things. Every year, our arts departments produce lavish performances and amazing exhibitions right here at the CFA. We also welcome renowned artists and performers from around the world. Our stages have seen the likes of hundreds of artists for more than two decades, including Jon Batiste, Diana Krall, David Byrne and Bonnie Raitt.

We’re not just where art gets made, of course. The UBCFA is also where it’s enjoyed and experienced. Our doors are open to all who love art, and we invite all of Western New York and beyond to join us!