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Agnes Katz Plaza in the Pittsburgh Theatre District


PITTSBURGH PERFORMING ART VENUES


Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Hall

DESCRIPTION: Formerly the Penn Theater built in 1927, now home of the world famous Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, this 2,847-seat opal and marble interior hall is mindful of its beginnings, but two major renovations have taken it to another level -- better sightlines, acoustics and comfort; Howard Heinz Endowment saved the building from the wrecking ball in 1968 and it reopened as Heinz Hall after renovation in 1971; a second more elaborate restoration completed in 1995

BOX OFFICE:
 Mon-Fri 9a-8p, Sat Noon-4p

ADDRESS: 600 Penn Ave

PHONE: 412-392-4900

WEBSITE: http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
DESCRIPTION: Formerly the Stanley Theater, this venue reopened in 1987 after a major renovation; now a remarkable piece of eye-candy with over 90 chandeliers and sconces inside this 2,800-seat theater housing the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Civic Light Opera and Pittsburgh Dance Council and touring Broadway productions; Registered with the National Trust for Historic Places; this public treasure features a stage comparable in size to the New York Metropolitan Opera

ADDRESS: 719 Liberty Ave

PHONE: 412-456-6666

WEBSITE: http://www.pgharts.org/venues/benedum.php

Byham Theater
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1903, Pittsburgh’s oldest performing arts venue hosts 1,300-patrons; restored to its early splendor also served as a vaudeville house and reopened in the 1930s as a movie palace; today Pittsburgh based arts productions and national touring companies in music, dance and performing arts for children share the stage

ADDRESS: 101 Sixth Street

PHONE: 412-456-1350

WEBSITE: http://www.pgharts.org/venues/byham.php

O’Reilly Theater
DESCRIPTION: Formerly the historic Lyceum Theater for movies, it was renovated and re-purposed in 1999, with a world premiere by award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson; a distinguished home of Pittsburgh Public Theater

ADDRESS: 621 Penn Ave

PHONE: 412-316-1600

WEBSITE: http://www.pgharts.org/venues/oreilly.php

Carnegie Music Hall
DESCRIPTION: A 1,928-seat concert hall with good acoustics, perfect for chamber music and small concerts; the elegant foyer also hosts dining events on occasion; part of the massive Carnegie Institute (mostly museums) complex

ADDRESS: 4400 Forbes Ave

PHONE: 412-622-3331

WEBSITE: http://www.carnegiemuseums.org

Pittsburgh Playhouse
DESCRIPTION: The performing arts center of Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts; a 3-theatre performing arts center home to The REP, the professional theatre company and 3 student companies: Conservatory Theatre Company, Playhouse Dance Company and Playhouse Jr.; the playhouse hosts 18 major productions and 235 performances annually

ADDRESS: 222 Craft Ave

PHONE: 412-621-4445

WEBSITE: http://www.pointpark.edu

New Hazlette Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Designed in a Richardson Romanesque style, the venue was built in 1889 as the Carnegie Musical Hall; a historic landmark, it also houses one of the first Carnegie Free Libraries in the country; In 1967, theater space and auditorium were renovated; Hazlett Theater was home to the Pittsburgh Public Theater 1974-1999, then moved to the O’Reilly Theater downtown; New Hazlette Theater formed in its original place in 2004

ADDRESS: 6 Allegheny Square East in Allegheny Center

PHONE: 412-320-4610

WEBSITE: http://www.newhazletttheater.org

City Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Pittsburgh’s most adventurous theatre specializes in new plays by Pittsburgh playwrights such as Adam Rapp, Christopher Durang, and Jeffrey Hatcher; facilities include the 270-seat mainstage, the 100-seat Lester Hamburg Studio; its mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays that engage a diverse audience

ADDRESS: 1300 Bingham Street

PHONE: 412-431-2489

WEBSITE: http://www.citytheatrecompany.org

MCG Jazz Hall
DESCRIPTION: Since 1987 this venue has hosted jazz series at its 350 seat music hall in Pittsburgh for innovative 4-day performances and recordings by Jazz masters, including Joe Williams, Billy Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine and Ray Brown; MCG Jazz Archives now contain over 300 CDs worth of Jazz history

ADDRESS: Manchester Craftsmen's Guild at 1815 Metropolitan Street

PHONE: 412-323-4000

WEBSITE: http://www.mcgjazz.org

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
DESCRIPTION: Named after Pittsburgh legends Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn, this 350-seat multiple-use theater in the racially diverse urban neighborhood of East Liberty; an ideal place for regional artists and arts organizations to try out new work

ADDRESS: 5941 Penn Avenue

PHONE: 412-363-3000

WEBSITE: http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org

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