The Benedum Center (formerly known as The Stanley Theatre), is a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theater situated in the heart of Pittburgh’s cultural district. With a 2,800 seat capacity, the theater showcases some of the best Broadway shows in America.
The Stanley Theater was built in 1927, financed by tycoon James Bly Clark. The theater was later re-purchased and remodeled in 1976-1977 by Cinemette Corporation. The building is registered with the National Register of Historic Place, due to the strict restoration standards.
The former movie palace was renovated and reopened as The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in 1987.
The Stanley Theater was named “Number One Auditorium in the U.S.” by Billboard several times during the DiCesare-Engler years.
The Center now hosts some of the biggest and best Broadway shows in the world including:
Phantom of the Opera
Singing In The Rain