Hours/Directions/Parking/Accessibility

When is the Center for the Arts open?
The Center for the Arts is open to the public Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 11p.m. Business hours for the main administrative office are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 :30 p.m. Please note the building schedule may change due to holidays.

DIRECTIONS

To purchase tickets from the Center box office:

  • From the I-90 E, take exit 50 to the I-290 W toward Niagara Falls.
  • From the I-290 W, take exit 5B to Millersport Highway North.
  • Follow Millersport Highway North to the Coventry Entrance to UB (on left).
  • Turn left to enter the campus via Coventry Road.
  • Follow Coventry Road until it ends in a traffic loop immediately in front of the Center for the Arts.

Event Parking:

  • Enter the campus via the Coventry Road entrance.
  • At the first intersection, turn left on Augsperger Road.
  • Enter either Baird lot or Slee lot (on right).
  • Get directions with Google Maps

PARKING

Temporary parking is available in the traffic loop directly in front of the Center for the Arts for patrons who would like to purchase tickets at our box office.

All University parking lots require a parking tag Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.– 3 p.m. 

Parking is free after 3 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. For events, we recommend parking in either the Slee or Baird lots located in front of the Center.

Overflow parking is available behind Alumni Arena in the Alumni Lot, across Augsperger Road in the Special Events Lot, or behind the Center for the Arts in Lake LaSalle Lot.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

UB South Campus is one of the stops on the NFTA Metro Rail. From there, the North Campus is just a 15-minute bus ride using the NFTA Metro Bus #44. Once on the North Campus, the NFTA Metro Bus #44 bus stops at both the Coventry Entrance and the Flint Circle.

A detailed PDF of NFTA Metro Bus #44 can be found online

UB also provides a connecting shuttle service between the North and South Campuses called UB Stampede. These services are free of charge to students, faculty, and staff members. Inter-campus travel is easy using UB Stampede - buses run approximately every ten minutes Monday through Friday during the academic year and every 30 to 60 minutes on weekends and over the summer. Find detailed information for getting around UB


ACCESSIBILITY

Is there an elevator to the balcony?
There is NO elevator access to the Mainstage Theatre balcony. Please be aware that access to balcony seating in the Mainstage Theatre requires the use of stairs. There is an elevator in the Mainstage to access the cross-aisle in the orchestra seating section where there are assigned spaces for wheelchairs.

I use a wheelchair. How can I access the Center for the Arts?
The front doors of the Center for the Arts are on level with the sidewalk, and an automatic door can be opened on either side of the main doors by pressing the red button. The handicap parking spaces are located in the Slee B lot closest to the Center.

The Center is ADA compliant. Accessible seating areas are solely for disabled patrons and their companions. Our dedicated volunteer usher corps can assist patrons. Tickets are available by calling the Center Box Office at 716-645-ARTS, then dial "0" for a representative.
By purchasing an accessible seating ticket, you agree to the following: The ticket will be used only by a disabled person and his/her companion. A ticket holder may be denied entry to, or removed from, the accessible seating area if he or she is not disabled or the legitimate companion. If this occurs, the venue shall have no obligation to provide alternate seating.

At the performance, patrons must contact one of our ushers to operate the elevator and direct them to the seating area.

How may I borrow an assisted listening device at a performance?
Please inquire for an assisted listening device at coat check or with one of our ushers. The attendant will ask for a driver's license or other valid form of ID to hold until you return the device at the end of the performance.