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Byham Theater
The Fulton Theater, The Gayety Theater
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8483660472).jpg
Address 101 Sixth Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 United States
Owner Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Capacity 1,300
Current use Performing arts center
Opened Halloween night, 1904
Rebuilt 1990
Designated 2002[1]

The Byham Theater is a landmark building at 101 Sixth Street in the Cultural District of Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Originally built in 1903 as The Gayety Theater, the former vaudeville house was renovated and reopened as The Byham Theater in 1990.

Built in 1903 and opened Halloween night 1904, the then-named Gayety Theater was stage and vaudeville house, and it featured stars such as Ethel Barrymore, Gertrude Lawrence, and Helen Hayes. It was renamed The Fulton in the 1930s when it became a full-time movie theater. In 1990 the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust bought the theater and refurbished the Fulton as part of its plan for the Cultural District. Carolyn M. Byham and William C. Byham of Pittsburgh made a major naming gift for a 1995 renovation, and it has been the Byham Theater since.

1960 World Series Game Seven[edit]

For the 50th anniversary of the Bill Mazeroski's series winning home run, the first public showing of the Game 7 taped discovered in December 2009 was hosted by Bob Costas at the theater on November 13, 2010 at 6 p.m. Mazeroski was joined by Pirate MVP Dick Groat and former Yankee Bobby Richardson to be interviewed during the showing of the game. MLB Network then telecast the game and interviews nationally.[2]

See also[edit]

Theatre in Pittsburgh


  • Conner, Lynne (2007). Pittsburgh in Stages: Two Hundred Years of Theater. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-4330-1. 
  • Kidney, Walter C. (1997). Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. ISBN 0-916670-18-X. 
  • Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6. 
  • Fulton Theater Records [1](Records of the Fulton Theater, 1962-1963, AIS 68:6a, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°26′38″N 80°00′09″W / 40.4439°N 80.0025°W / 40.4439; -80.0025

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:13:47 -0800

For its latest mainstage offering, Bodiography Contemporary Ballet gave us “Unseen” this weekend at Byham Theater -- where there was plenty to be seen. The premise for the performance was that it featured a mix of new and revived works by Bodiography's ...
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:06:51 -0800

21, Close will bring his Earth Harp Collective to the Byham Theater, Downtown. Close grew up in a family of architects and spent his adolescence studying sailboats and playing in garage bands. When he attended the Art Institute of Chicago, he began to ...
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:02:45 -0800

7 at the Byham Theater, Downtown. The witch in “Room on the Broom” isn't at all evil. She's described as kind-hearted, enthusiastic and a little absent-minded. She enjoys inventing potions and flying on her broomstick, accompanied by Cat and a few ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 21:03:33 -0800

Check out its mixed repertory program March 10-13 at Byham Theater featuring a new work by principal dancer Yoshiaki Nakano along with PBT premieres of James Kudelka's “The Man in Black” (with Johnny Cash music) and Michael Smuin's “Eternal Idol” ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:52:30 -0800

Dada Masilo, whose company brings her idiosyncratic version of “Swan Lake” to the Pittsburgh Dance Council season at the Byham Theater Saturday, first formed an all-girl dance troupe on Soweto streets lined with mansions and matchbox houses.

PGH City Paper

PGH City Paper
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 03:03:34 -0800

Byham Theater, Downtown. 412-456-6666 or www.trustarts.org. In Miss Julie, Clarissa and John, local playwright Mark Clayton Southers' new recasting of August Strindberg's classic drama Miss Julie, the action reset in Reconstruction-era Virginia. And ...
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:02:40 -0800

That's what happened to Amit Shah, a first-generation American who had completed his undergraduate studies when he decided he needed some time off to be creative before beginning medical school. Drawing upon his Indian heritage and working with ...
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:15:00 -0800

10 String Symphony, a duo of 5-string fiddle players Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, 9 p.m., Pittsburgh Winery, Strip District. $20, $15 in advance. 412-566-1000 or pittsburghwinery.com. “Mad Mike vs. Mad 1980s,” with The Me Toos, The Specters, ...

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