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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, 08 Apr 2015 18:01:38 -0700

Now, a life-size Stanley will act out his postal adventures onstage in the Texas-based Dallas Children's Theater production of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” at the Byham Theater, Downtown, as part of the Pittsburgh International Children's ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:56:15 -0700

Its performance of “Nuit Blanche” (meaning “Sleepless Nights”) was a tantalizing display of fabulous footwork and electric embraces that heated up the Byham Theater as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council's 2014-15 season. The close-knit cast whisked ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:03:04 -0700

A touring stage show based on PBS's “Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood,” produced by the South Side's Fred Rogers Company, will visit Pittsburgh early next year for two shows at the Byham Theater at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Produced by Mills Entertainment, ...
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:03:45 -0800

When and where: 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Byham Theater, Downtown; 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Penn Hills High School; 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Marshall Middle School, Wexford; 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Hopewell High School, Aliquippa, Beaver County; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:56:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Musical Theater will stage the high-flying musical fantasy “Peter Pan” at the Byham Theater, Downtown, from April 23 to May 3. The musical follows J.M. Barrie's classic characters — the ever-childish Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Capt.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:17:59 -0800

Alto saxophonist and band leader Maceo Parker, best known for his association with the late James Brown, always promises his concerts will be “2 percent jazz, 98 percent funk.” He not only delivered the groove on Friday at the Byham Theater but also ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 20:56:15 -0700

Margaret Gretz, GNC's longest tenured associate, stands for recognition Wednesday along with other employees who have worked for the company for more than 40 years during a town hall meeting at the Byham Theater, Downtown. Ms. Gretz has been with ...
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:59:52 -0700

“I'd like to see it stay this way,” said Wayne Semich, 64, of Brentwood, a 24-year stagehand. Jamie Mulvihill, 44, of Ingram, a 25-year stagehand, said she worries the new design will resemble the display at the Byham Theater, which she thinks “looks ...

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