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Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

237 7th Street

Neighborhood: Downtown

Sunday: 1p-4p

Categories: Theater

The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theater, is a focal point of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

The 2,800-seat theater is home to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presentations including PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents, and Highmark First Night Pittsburgh.

The Trust also provides priority programming dates on the Benedum stage to Cultural District resident companies including Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Pittsburgh Opera.

YOUR EXPERIENCE: Shortly after the PCT purchased the Stanley Theater in the early 1980s, the building received a complete, historic restoration. Visitors can enjoy the marble walls, aluminum-leaf gilding on plaster accents and fresco paintings throughout the lobbies; highlights include the "infinity" mirrors on the grand stairways and the large chandelier, containing 40,000 pieces of crystal, on the ceiling of the auditorium.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Restrooms Available: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: Yes

Photography Restrictions: None