Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

The Benedum Center exterior at night, with trails of light and shadow from passing cars and pedestrians

The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theater, is a focal point of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2,800-seat theater is home to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presentations including PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents, and First Night Pittsburgh. The Trust also provides priority programming dates on the Benedum stage to Cultural District resident companies including Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Pittsburgh Opera. The venue is also available on a rental basis to promoters and community groups.

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A close-up look at a ticket being scanned by an electronic scanner

Benedum Center Marquee Construction

Please note that scaffolding is currently in place at the Benedum Center’s entrance as restoration work takes place on the theater’s main marquee. It will take more time to enter and exit the theater. We advise to allow for an extra 15 to 20 minutes to arrive and depart.

the front façade of the benedum center. A large scaffolding setup takes up a significant amount of space on the sidewalk.

At this time, passenger vehicle curbside drop-offs are permitted in front of the theater before a show. Post-show passenger vehicle curbside pick-ups are not permitted because of space constraints as theatergoers leave the building. Post-show curbside pick-ups should take place on Penn Avenue, in front of Agnes R. Katz Plaza. Curbside pick-ups for visitors with limited mobility or accessibility needs should take place in front of the Guest Services entrance (pictured below).

Visitors with limited mobility or accessibility needs should plan to be dropped off and picked up in front of the Guest Services entrance, located to the right of the Benedum Center Box Office (pictured below). Those visitors can then enter the theater through the Guest Services doors.

the guest services entrance at the benedum center. a blue handicapped sign stands in front of doors to the right of the main theater entrance.

A theater goer claps in their seat as they watch a performance on stage

Upcoming Performances

The Nutcracker
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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
The Music Man
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Pittsburgh CLO

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The view of the large, empty Benedum Center auditorium from the stage

Seating Charts

seating chart graphic that illustrates section a (orchestra and front balcony), b (mid balcony), c (mid-rear balcony), and d (rear balcony)

A general view of the Benedum Center auditorium can be seen here for reference when purchasing tickets. A detailed seating chart PDF can be found below.

Detailed Seating Chart

A birds eye view of rows and rows of full seats during a performance

Parking & Directions

The Benedum Center is located at 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. With ParkPGH, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, you can find real-time parking information for garages in Downtown Pittsburgh. Click here for garage parking close to the Benedum Center.

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A closeup of the Benedum Center's ornate chandelier

Learn More About The Benedum Center

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