Keeping it Modern: The Community Campaign

Kleinhans Music Hall remains timeless, but after eight decades of use, its infrastructure is not.

Many of the background systems are original to the building or are long past their useable lifespan, regularly causing unexpected breakdowns and emergency repairs.

Several of the intrinsic architectural aspects of our National Historic Landmark are beginning to show signs of wear and tear, and many of the backstage areas must be restored.

Keeping it Modern: The Community Campaign was therefore launched to preserve one of Buffalo’s most treasured cultural and architectural landmarks.

With a goal of $18 million, we intend to repair many of the necessary infrastructure systems, restore the hall’s renowned architectural features, refresh backstage spaces for musicians and staff, and seed Kleinhans’ first-ever endowment fund to provide perpetual income for continued preservation and increased community programming.

Campaign Projects:

  • Architecture: Refinishing of Zebrawood & Wall Surfaces|Stage Refinishing|Reflecting Pool|Music Library|Dressing Rooms|Administrative Offices|Plaster Ceiling Spans|Masonry & Concrete|Lobby Carpeting
  • Artistic: LED House Lighting|LED Stage Lighting| Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Infrastructure: Accessibility & Wayfinding|LED Exterior Lighting|Roof Replacement|HVAC & Air Handling Units|Fire Alarm System|Catwalk Fall Protection
  • Endowment Fund: Routine Maintenance|Community Programming

Join Us!

We welcome you to join us in preserving one of Buffalo’s most treasured architectural and cultural assets. Together, we will secure the future of the hall for another 84 years.

You may also make a gift via check, payable and mailed to:

Kleinhans Music Hall
Memo: Keeping it Modern
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201

To learn more about Keeping it Modern: The Community Campaign or to make your gift by phone, please contact Luke Borkowski, Capital Campaign Coordinator, at or (716) 242-7855.