Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center The Riviera Theatre is a historic, 1,100 seat live music and entertainment venue in North Tonawanda, New York. Built in 1926 complete with a Mighty WurliTzer theatre organ, the Riviera is listed on the National and New York State Register.
The Riviera Theatre is owned and operated by The Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
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The historic Riviera Theatre, Home of the Mighty WurliTzer theatre organ, was builit in 1926 and is lsted on the National and New York State registers of historic places. it was saved from demoltion in the late 1980's by a group of dedicated volunteers and now hosts over 175 events and 100,000 visitors annually. From demolition to a regional destination and an anchor of developement around the theatre, all thanks to community support, dedicated volunteers and a small hard working staff. The Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society, Inc. owns and operates the historic Riviera Theatre and is a registered 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization with the mission to preserve and maintain the Historic Riviera Theatre and the Mighty WurliTzer Organ and to promote the performing arts. All Proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of the Historic Riviera Theatre. Donations are tax deductible. For more information on the Historic Riviera Theatre and all of our upcoming events currently on-sale please visit: www.RivieraTheatre.org

Mission: To preserve and maintain the Historic Riviera Theatre and the Mighty WurliTzer Organ and to promote the performing arts.

Catch Mike DelGuidice tonight at 8pm.......and at the Riviera Theatre August 14th!
04/28/2020
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot

Catch Mike DelGuidice tonight at 8pm.......and at the Riviera Theatre August 14th!

Tonight!! 8:00 on Billy Joel’s page. I’m so grateful and honored to do this.. 40 min total set. And then back to the normal schedule on Wednesday at 8:30 right here ... God bless everyone. And thank you so much for all your support and love. Seriously... Thank you Billy and thank you all of you ...

https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/billy-joel/michael-delguidice-billy-joel-facebook-1.44209517

Today's Sponsor Spotlight: Our newest Platinum Headliner Series Sponsor, 101.1 More FM & 105.1 The River - Niagara - Tha...
04/26/2020

Today's Sponsor Spotlight: Our newest Platinum Headliner Series Sponsor, 101.1 More FM & 105.1 The River - Niagara - Thank you for your support!

04/26/2020
John Waite "Back On My Feet Again"

Could anyone use a John Waite concert right about now? Here's hoping that we're back on our feet again - August 1, 2020 @ 8pm.

John Waite, of the Baby's, performing at the Uptown Art Festival, Altamonte Springs, FL @ Feb 29th, 2020

Today's Sponsor Spotlight: Our Silver Sponsor, Twin City Ambulance Corporation - Thank you for your support!
04/25/2020

Today's Sponsor Spotlight: Our Silver Sponsor, Twin City Ambulance Corporation - Thank you for your support!

For the next several days, we will be acknowledging our gracious sponsors. Please help us in thanking them for their sup...
04/24/2020

For the next several days, we will be acknowledging our gracious sponsors. Please help us in thanking them for their support!

Our 2020 Friday Nite Tribute Series Sponsor: Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Did you know that the Riv was featured in the Lifetime film, “Stage Fright” in 2017? Check out this list of films shot l...
04/23/2020
Buffalo binge: Watch these locally made films right now

Did you know that the Riv was featured in the Lifetime film, “Stage Fright” in 2017? Check out this list of films shot locally right here in WNY!

It seems a long time ago, but it hasn't been two months yet since Buffalonians were celebrating Guillermo del Toro and Bradley Cooper her...

Our entire staff sends their well wishes and hope that you are all practicing safe social distancing and are in good hea...
04/22/2020

Our entire staff sends their well wishes and hope that you are all practicing safe social distancing and are in good health. Collectively we’re all looking forward to the day when we can get together again and celebrate live music.

We’ve been very busy behind the scenes rescheduling postponed concert dates. We really appreciate the patience you have shown during this pandemic crisis. We’re doing our best to work from home and try to keep you updated of these changes through our website and social media. We’re optimistic that we will be able to return to work on a limited basis in a few weeks.

Once our box office opens we will be able to field phone calls and help answer any questions that you have about future shows and ticket exchanges. Again, we anticipate a ton of phone calls and hope you understand that we will do our best to address your concerns on an individual basis. Please keep in mind that we have rescheduled dozens of shows and the call volume will be excessive at first. Please continue to watch our website for an announcement of when we will be open for business again.

If your concert was rescheduled, it is our hope that you will be able to attend the new scheduled date. Tickets issued for the original date will be honored for the new date and you don’t have to do anything as far as a ticket exchange. If you are unable to attend the new scheduled date, we will work with you to exchange the tickets for another show of your choosing. Some of you are obviously wondering about refunds. The Riviera is a not for profit Theatre and relies on your continued patronage to help keep the doors open. Most of our early ticket revenue gets paid out to the artists as a deposit to hold the date for the scheduled concert. Any onslaught of refunds would decimate the Riviera and jeopardize what we have been building over the past few years. We feature 120 shows a year (when there isn’t a pandemic) and enjoy the concert experience as much as you do. Your continued support is appreciated and valued so we can continue to bring you top entertainment when this all passes.

Please continue to visit our website (www.rivieratheatre.org) and our page for continued updates and announcements. Once we have a confirmation of when we can do live events again we will add some very special concert announcements. You’re not going to want to miss who we’ve booked in the future. I hope you’ll continue to be a part of it. Again I thank you for your patience and support and look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon – even if they’re covered with a mask. Stay safe!

David Fillenwarth
Executive Director

04/22/2020
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot

Looking forward to seeing Mike DelGuidice again on August 14th. We need a concert!

Mike Delguidice singing The Prayer featuring Carmine Giglio on Piano.

04/09/2020
04/08/2020
John Waite "Back On My Feet Again"

Anyone else missing live music? Enjoy some John Waite (Coming to the Riviera August 1). We look forward to "Getting Back On Our Feet Again!!"

John Waite, of the Baby's, performing at the Uptown Art Festival, Altamonte Springs, FL @ Feb 29th, 2020

04/03/2020

As we continue to reschedule events, we ask that you be patient as the Box Office is closed. Once we're permitted to re-open, patrons to said events will be notified and any conflicts will be resolved at that point in time.

04/02/2020
03/26/2020
03/23/2020
Current Listing of Rescheduled Shows - Riviera Theatre

MEDIA RELEASE
Riviera Theatre Adds More Postponed Shows to List

The Historic Riviera Theatre • For Immediate Release

North Tonawanda, (Buffalo) NY – (03.23.2020)

For the safety of our staff and patrons, our Box Office is closed for the time being. This means that patrons can only purchase tickets to future events online at RivieraTheatre.org. In-person and phone sales have been suspended.

We are currently making decisions along with artists and their representatives during this rapidly changing situation. We continue to monitor all news and information as it becomes mandated by government officials. We ask that patrons please be patient as we work behind the scenes to reschedule postponed shows. The following events have been postponed and the new information is listed below. This list is in addition to the previously sent press release dated 03.17.20.

Patrons who’ve purchased tickets to the following events will have their tickets automatically transferred to it’s new date. For a full list of current postponements and new dates, please visit https://rivieratheatre.org/full-listing-of-rescheduled-shows/.

Memories: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand
NEW DATE: Friday, September 4, 2020 @ 8:00pm

Creedence Clearwater Survival: The CCR Tribute
NEW DATE: Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Atlanta Rhythm Section & Elliot Lurie
NEW DATE: Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 7:00pm

The Artimus Pyle Band & Blackfoot
NEW DATE: Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Material Girls: The Best of Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga & Adele
NEW DATE: Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Current listing of postponed shows and their new dates.

Mayor Art Pappas
03/23/2020

Mayor Art Pappas

UPDATE ON STATE OF EMERGENCY

03/21/2020
Canal Club 62

If you are looking for take out options, please consider our restaurant neighbor.

Saturday 3/21 - 10% off all Take out, curbside pick up, and delivery on our Full dinner menu 3pm - 8pm.
Call 716-260-1824 or text 716-909-1656 for inquires or scheduled pick up/deliveries.

Dinner specials:

- Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese (add Chicken or Steak)

- Blackened Shrimp and/or Chicken Alfredo Pasta

- Cajun grilled Salmon over garlic parmesan risotto & grilled asparagus

- 2 Wood Oven Pizzas & a bottle of wine for $30

- 2 Entrees and a bottle of wine for $45

- 1 Wood Oven Pizza, a single order of chicken wings & 2 cocktails or beers for $25

***$5 (large) to-go cocktails - Margaritas, Bloody Mary's, Mimosas, Blueberry vodka muddled lemonade, Buffalo Trace bourbon sour, Hendricks gin gimlet

$15 bottles of premium wine - red/white/rose

If you're looking for take out today, please consider our Restaurant/Brewery neighbor.
03/21/2020
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If you're looking for take out today, please consider our Restaurant/Brewery neighbor.

Bringing brewing back to the Tonawandas

If you can, please support our restaurant neighbors.
03/21/2020

If you can, please support our restaurant neighbors.

Stopping You From Eating All Your Snacks! We will be open today for take-out and closed tomorrow - Sunday, March 22nd. #buffalove #buffaloeats #buffalofoodadventures #WhoAteAllTheSnacks #wny #dockside2020 #sunshine #eriecanal #northtonawanda

03/20/2020
Canal Club 62

Curbside Pick Up.........Help out our restaurant neighbors if you can.

📣 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 3/20 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐬 - 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭, 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫y, or 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐮𝐩! Call 716-260-1824 or text 716-909-1656 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 🍽

🔸Traditional Fish Fry - breaded haddock served with french fries, homemade coleslaw, and a complimentary beer, wine, or cocktail to go! 🍻

🔸Seared Scallops - Parmesan risotto and grilled asparagus with a balsamic reduction 🍴

🔸Seafood trio pasta - scallops, shrimp, & mussels tossed in a smooth beurre blanc sauce & linguini🍝

🔸Blackened shrimp or chicken penne Alfredo 🍤

🔸Cajun Faroe Island Salmon - garlic Parmesan risotto & Brussels sprouts

❗️Free beer or Grey Goose shooter to all take out orders tonight as well! We appreciate you! 🍻

💫𝔾𝕃𝕌𝕋𝔼ℕ 𝔽ℝ𝔼𝔼 & 𝕍𝔼𝔾𝔼𝕋𝔸ℝ𝕀𝔸ℕ 𝕆ℙ𝕋𝕀𝕆ℕ𝕊🥗

𝐕𝐄𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐀𝐍 𝐖𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐏𝐈𝐙𝐙𝐀 - Pesto, roasted garlic, Brussels sprouts, banana peppers, mushrooms, artichokes, fresh mozzarella & provolone blend

𝐁𝐔𝐅𝐅𝐀𝐋𝐎 𝐂𝐀𝐔𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐋𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑

𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐀𝐍𝐀𝐍𝐀 𝐏𝐄𝐏𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐒

𝐁𝐀𝐍𝐀𝐍𝐀 𝐏𝐄𝐏𝐏𝐄𝐑 𝐃𝐈𝐏 (with carrots & celery or
Pita)

Gluten Free cauliflower dough available for Wood oven pizzas too! 🍕🍕🍕👏🏻

03/19/2020
03/18/2020
03/17/2020
Current Listing of Rescheduled Shows - Riviera Theatre

Please use this page to keep up to date with our postponed shows and their new dates.

Maureen McGovern New Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 8:00pm John Waite Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 8:00pm The Musical Box Originally …

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03/17/2020

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03/15/2020
In-Person Box Office Sales CLOSED - Riviera Theatre

Until further notice, in accordance with state and local health officials’ advisement, and for the safety of our staff and patrons, all in-person Box Office sales are closed effective immediately.

Patrons may still purchase tickets to our events online at RivieraTheatre.org.

Please stay tuned via our website and page for the latest information, including postponements and rescheduled show dates.

Until further notice, in accordance with state and local health officials’ advisement, and for the safety of our staff and patrons, all …

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03/13/2020

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03/13/2020

MEDIA RELEASE
Riviera Theatre Events Postponed Due to Covid-19

The Historic Riviera Theatre • For Immediate Release

North Tonawanda, (Buffalo) NY – (03.13.2020)

The safety of our employees, guests and artists is our top priority, and we are currently making decisions along with artists and their representatives during this rapidly changing situation. We continue to monitor all news and information as it becomes mandated by government officials.

We have worked diligently over the past 18 hours to reschedule the following shows:

Maureen McGovern
Originally scheduled for March 20, 2020 has been moved to September 9, 2020 @ 8:00pm.

John Waite
Originally scheduled for March 21, 2020 has been moved to August 1, 2020 @ 8:00pm

All tickets issued for the above events will be honored for the new scheduled dates. No exchange is necessary.

The Musical Box
Originally scheduled for March 27, 2020 has been moved to Sunday, June 21, 2020 @ 7:00pm

The Musical Box
Originally scheduled for March 28, 2020 has been moved to Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 8:00pm

Patrons who have purchased tickets for the original Friday, March 27th date will be transferred to the new Sunday, June 21 date. Patrons who have purchased tickets for the original Saturday, March 28th date will be transferred to the new Saturday, June 20th date. Arrangements can be made with the Box Office for those with any conflicts.

We ask that everyone please allow us the time to contact you individually with a phone call to follow up on the scheduled changes. Please do not flood our phones and social media with messages as we can’t possibly handle the volume with so many shows affected.

For all other future Riviera Theatre events, we are working with artists to evaluate possible postponements and/or rescheduled shows. Guests will receive updated information as soon as we have it. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

03/13/2020

The Riviera is currently working with artists to evaluate possible postponements and/or rescheduled shows.

Patrons will receive updated information as soon as it becomes available. Please refrain from flooding the Box Office with phone calls regarding this. Please refer to our website and page for current updates.

We will contact everyone via phone and email as well as information becomes available. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

In compliance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order to cancel all gatherings of 500 people or more, Bluffett - Tribute to J...
03/12/2020
Riviera Theatre

In compliance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order to cancel all gatherings of 500 people or more, Bluffett - Tribute to Jimmy Buffett on March 13th and Stoogefest on March 14th will go on as planned.

The Bluffett show attendance is capped at 500 and no further sales are allowed for this performance.

Stoogefest has a limited amount of tickets available. Please be aware there is a strong likelihood of being turned away at the door to purchase a ticket on the night of the show once the 500 capacity has been met. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.

We will continue to update our patrons about the status of upcoming events as information becomes available. Keep checking our page and website (www.rivieratheatre.org) for information.

Welcome to the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, NY. Home of the Mighty WurliTzer, live music, movies, and more. Purchase event tickets online right here!

03/12/2020

We ask for your patience as we are trying to determine the status of our future shows. We are aware of Governor Cuomo's posts on Twitter and you can imagine the chaos that this has caused without direct communication to us and (presumably) most entertainment venues.

Spring STOOGEFEST - The Three Stooges Film Festival - featuring 7 Three Stooges Films! This Saturday at 7:30pm!
03/12/2020

Spring STOOGEFEST - The Three Stooges Film Festival - featuring 7 Three Stooges Films! This Saturday at 7:30pm!

Calling all Parrotheads! 🦜 Take a trip to Margaritaville with BLUFFETT! A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Ba...
03/12/2020

Calling all Parrotheads! 🦜 Take a trip to Margaritaville with BLUFFETT! A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band - this Friday at 8pm. All tickets $20! 🍹🧉🌴

03/12/2020
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03/11/2020

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Saturday we hosted The Spinning Tales of Cinderella & Peter Pan On Ice Live!
03/09/2020

Saturday we hosted The Spinning Tales of Cinderella & Peter Pan On Ice Live!

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03/08/2020

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03/07/2020

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Our audience left with an acknowledgment of Satisfaction for the Classic Stones Live (featuring The Glimmer Twins) last ...
03/07/2020

Our audience left with an acknowledgment of Satisfaction for the Classic Stones Live (featuring The Glimmer Twins) last night!

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03/07/2020

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Please note that we have seen an increase in both private and 3rd party ticket scams. Remember that the only tickets tha...
03/05/2020

Please note that we have seen an increase in both private and 3rd party ticket scams. Remember that the only tickets that will get you into the venue for any event are physical, genuine Riviera Theatre tickets sold from the Riviera Theatre Box Office and RivieraTheatre.org exclusively. We strongly suggest avoiding purchasing tickets from people who claim to have tickets by email for sale in the event comments on Facebook, and especially from 3rd-party websites such as these seen below. Thank you.

03/04/2020
Phil Naro

Phil Naro

Phil Naro Band - April 25th - Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center with very special guest Jessie Galante!

$5 From every ticket sold will be donated to Benevolent Grounding, benefiting Domestic Violence Victims by supporting them and creating warriors.

Straight Up with Stassi was a straight up Sell Out!
03/04/2020

Straight Up with Stassi was a straight up Sell Out!

03/03/2020

Thoughts going out to all of our Nashville friends...

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03/02/2020

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The Historic Riviera Theatre, Home of the Mighty WurliTzer theatre organ, was built in 1926 and is listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. It was saved from demolition in the late 1980's by a group of dedicated volunteers and now hosts over 175 events and 100,000 visitors annually. From demolition to a regional destination and an anchor of development around the theatre, all thanks to community support, dedicated volunteers and a small hard working full-time staff. The Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society, Inc. owns and operates the historic Riviera Theatre and is a registered 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization with the mission to preserve and maintain the Historic Riviera Theatre and the Mighty WurliTzer Organ and to promote the performing arts. All Proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of the Historic Riviera Theatre. Donations are tax deductible. For more information on the

Riviera Theatre and all of our upcoming events currently on-sale please visit: www.RivieraTheatre.org

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Any word on if the April 26th Dr. Cyril Wecht event is going to be cancelled/rescheduled? I saw your list of rescheduled events...but my question is, have there been talks either way?
came w a friend 1st time here attenting stooge fest had an awesome time
A big thank you to Joanna who was kind and courteous when making a ticket change for me today. You would have never known that all these changes were on her plate. There are nice customer service people out there even in stressful situations! :)
Will Stoogefest be a go this weekend? my guess is if you limit it to 499 tickets only
Great place To see a show at
Great time Awesome place to go see a show
I really need to come visit the Riviera sometime and see the Wurlitzer! My grandfather was a big help on its restoration! He has his name on a seat there as well! The riviera is definitely sentimental to me!
I received a voice mail regarding the "Yes Songs" show-rescheduled for Friday, August 22nd? There is no Friday Aug 22nd in 2020. WHEN IS IT?
i just hate North Tonda wanda i get the eb gb es
FANTASTIC PLACE & SHOWS
I'm going to try to make these tribute concerts all next year, would be fun..
I took this picture of the Riviera Theatre. I think it came out pretty good.