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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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Wed, 20 May 2015 20:56:15 -0700

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... “Sinfonietta” with the PBT Orchestra. The incoming hires will dance their final performances with the PBT School in the Pre-Professional Showcase (2 p.m. today at Point Park University) and the school's Spring Performance (May 22 at Byham Theater).

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Sun, 17 May 2015 21:00:49 -0700

While Audra McDonald was preparing for her concert at the Byham Theater last Monday, the people who made it happen were prepping for an enjoyable evening next door to the theater, at a VIP reception at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. The Hill House ...

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