The proud cornerstone of Pittsburgh's Cultural District, this 2,800-seat Benedum Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and the Pittsburgh Opera, as well as first-run Broadway touring productions.
Registered with the National Trust for Historic Places, the Pittsburgh Benedum Center and has been named the "Number One Auditorium in the U.S." by Billboard magazine. It features a stage comparable in size to the Paris Opera House and the New York Metropolitan Opera, and is one of the few theaters in the United States large enough to stage full-cast, first-run Broadway shows.
Benedum Center Facts:
- In 1928, the Stanley Theater cost $3 million to build. In 1987, it reopened as the Benedum Center after a $43 million restoration. Every architectural detail, from the two-and-a-half ton, 50,000-piece crystal chandelier to the aluminum-foil-gilded plaster work to the chaser lights on the Marquee were painstakingly restored to their original glory.