The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts is a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theater situated in the heart of Pittburgh's cultural district. It has an impressive 2,800 seat capacity and offers some of the best Broadway shows in America.
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Originally known as The Stanley Theater, the building was first constructed in 1927 and financed by tycoon James Bly Clark. The theater was later re-purchased and remodeled in 1976-1977 by Cinemette Corporation.
For a night bursting with memories that will last a lifetime, there's no venue quite like the Benedum Center. This live performance venue, owned and operated by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is known as the "Number One Auditorium in the U.S." by Billboard. Every opening night, thousands of devoted fans come to this epic venue to experience the best acts in the music industry.
Initially opening its doors as a deluxe movie palace, the Benedum Center is now a hub for a wide range of regional, national and international performance arts that entertains guests from every corner of the globe. From Frank Sinatra's iconic swing performance in 1943 to contemporary shows with Mariah Carey, Hozier, Kansas, The Beach Boys, 2Chainz, Chris Rock, and Dolly Parton, the Benedum Center has rightly earned the title of "Pittsburgh's Palace of Amusement!" The venue is even home to the city’s top performing arts companies such as the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, as well as played host to a number of events, from TV concerts right through to popular game shows like Wheel of Fortune.
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