COVID-19 Response

To our friends, family, fans and team members of the Rapids Theatre. We have been following the news and the government's advice on how to deal with the Corona virus pandemic. It appears that the best way to deal with this issue for the safety of all involved is by Social distancing. This means that wherever possible we should maintain a distance of at least 6' between our friends and neighbors. In order to accomplish that goal, we need to close down operations for a minimum of 2 weeks and government authorities will advise us if a longer period is necessary. We are taking their advice to protect the vulnerable members of our society.

What we are being told at this time is that we may be able to get back to normal within 2 to 3 weeks if we all follow the rules and maintain the appropriate level of social distancing. We would like to resume our operations as soon as possible but we will be closed until we are given the all clear by government authorities. Please bear with us and know that we will resume our concert schedule and our operations as soon as possible. We fully expect our normal schedule to resume by the end of April. If an event falls within the time period when we are not allowed to operate, we will postpone that event to a later date and all tickets or reservations will be honored. Please contact us through our website or Facebook page if you have any questions and we will try and answer as soon as possible, also please watch our website and Facebook for any updates. Thank you

What our clients say: If you are planning on having a live band, this is definitely the place to go!

"Rapids Theatre was the absolute perfect venue for our wedding! Marie was very helpful and attentive throughout the process. The theatre is gorgeous and the ceiling is breathtaking! The pictures of our first dance with the ceiling are beautiful! If you are planning on having a live band for your wedding, this is definitely the place to go! With the sound, light, and video engineers, you are truly at a concert at your own wedding. Our day was perfect!"
- Courtney
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What our clients say: This venue was everything I hoped it would be and more!

"Marie and her team helped with every single detail necessary for my big day and even had some surprises in store for my husband and I. I would recommend this venue to every single Buffalo bride looking for the perfect place to get married!"
- Kelsey
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What our clients say: I was very relaxed because they took care of everything!

"Please consider The Rapids Theatre as your Wedding Venue. I never expected to be this pleased with the dedication and service that Rapids' provides. Not only is the Theatre gorgeous and great for pictures, the staff is extremely friendly and supportive. I was very relaxed the day of my wedding because they took care of everything. I didn't have to worry about a thing. They took responsibility of the schedule and making sure my event was everything I wanted it to be. Rapids went above and beyond what I expected. At times, I felt like I was working with several wedding planners. They give you great advice, and my planning was stress-free. Please consider them for your event!"
- Danielle
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What our clients say: When you step foot in this place you will be completely astonished!

"I don't even know where to begin. As a male planning a wedding because my wife had no free time during the day, I was tasked with planning about 90% of the wedding. Needless to say.... I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. When you go to rapids for a tour of the venue, you might as well bring your deposit money with you. We were greeted by Lindsay P. She gave us the full tour and sat with us and gave us drinks and snacks and was probably the nicest person we have ever met. She went over all the plans and options and prices with us so wonderfully it seemed like we had been family or friends for years."
- Mark
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What our clients say: This is a wonderful place and I'm so happy we trusted them with our wedding!

"The Rapids Theatre exceeded all of our expectations! It was truly magical from the beautiful lighting and welcoming space to our golden fireworks on stage at our kiss. Guests of every age continue to rave about the wedding and it's thanks to the wonderful staff. Whenever we had a question Lindsay responded right away and provided a degree of support and care I will be forever grateful for. Her genuine kindness is possibly exceeded only by her attentiveness and competence."
- Stephanie
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What our clients say: Last night was so amazing it is hard to put into words!

"All I know is this, my son, Randy, and now my new daughter-in-law, Kristina chose Rapids for their wedding venue. Their staff took care of all our guests with a smile and white gloves. Every last detail that was planned came to fruition from start to finish, from the photo table, lighting, tables, music, photo booth, chair covers, to the appetizers and the outstanding dinner! Thanks to Rich's who catered this. Everyone was amazed when they came through the front doors. All we heard was a huge WOW!!! This will definitely be the topic everyone will be talking about as they head into work Monday morning. Thank you again for a spectacular evening!"
- Andrea
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The History of The Rapids Theatre

The Rapids Theatre was originally constructed under the name of The Bellevue Theatre in 1921. It opened as a movie theatre and vaudeville stage, complete with a grand balcony and domed ceiling. After a long history of various ownerships and management changes, it most recently reopened as the Rapids Theatre in December 2009 on Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.

This beautiful piece of architecture has been restored to all its original beauty. With its columned walls, the grand balcony and sculpted ceiling, The Rapids Theatre has unmatched beauty in an awesome display of craftsmanship and elegance. The attractiveness of the entrance and the marble and tile vestibule and lobby gives promise of the wonderful beauty of the foyer and auditorium, which is nothing short of captivating. The broad foyer is done in cypress and richly carpeted. The indirect lighting system throughout is of particularly enhancing design and in its soft glow, one glimpses appealing beauty on every side. There is nothing left to desire in that which the art builder and decorator devises.

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