Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

237 Seventh Street | 10 am to 4 pm


Visitors will experience the amazing results of the historic renovation of this landmark theater. You will see more than 90 crystal chandeliers, torchieres and sconces in the theater–all but one are original. At the landing on each Grand Lobby staircase, there are 18-foot high original mirrors, meant to be reminiscent of the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. The signature piece of the Benedum Center is the original, main chandelier which weighs 4,700 pounds, is 20 feet high and 12 feet wide. There are 1,500 feet of brass rail in the theater.

Proof of vaccination and photo ID are required for entry to this building, which is owned and presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  Please review Cultural Trust guidance for complete details before you arrive.


The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts is a focal point of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The 2,800-seat theater, built in 1928 as the Stanley Theater, was renovated in 1987, and was the first brick and mortar project of the newly formed Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. It is the home to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presentations including PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents and First Night Pittsburgh, as well as the Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Wheelchair Accessible Entrance: YES
Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: YES
Public Restrooms: YES
Photography Allowed: YES

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh thanks our community partners
for their generous support.
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The Mendel & Sylvia Solomon charitable trust
UPMC Health Plan
Al Neyer
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