A classic theater viewing experience in Downtown Pittsburgh
The new Point Park University Pittsburgh Playhouse will be located on a 92,000-square-foot parcel on Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh, within an officially designated redevelopment zone, as well as the Pittsburgh Center Keystone Innovation Zone.
Alongside other ongoing development efforts in this section of Downtown Pittsburgh, including the new PNC headquarters and The Gardens at Market Square project, the Playhouse will revive a dilapidated and underused corridor that connects the Grant Street business and finance hub with historic Market Square. It will serve as a gateway between Grant Street and Smithfield Street, and beyond.
Size: Plans for the facility incorporate the University Center, the historic Stock Exchange Building and a new, five-story, 92,000-square-foot addition.
Sustainability: The building will be LEED-certified and historic elements of the Stock Exchange Building and other vintage structures will be restored and reused where possible.
Design: The Playhouse will include a 560-seat proscenium/thrust theater; orchestra pit; dressing room; rehearsal studios; a 10,000-square-foot production area; 11,147 square feet of tech space for technical theater and cinema arts programs; two black box theaters that offer more intimate venues with flexible seating arrangements; and a two-story outdoor plaza and colonnade.