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Benedum Marquee Restoration  Greer Cabaret Theater  937 Liberty Ave.


details of the benedum center's blue and yellow marquee

Benedum Marquee Restoration

The iconic marquees on the Benedum Center will be restored and refurbished to increase their energy efficiency while maintaining the classic look of this historic theater. This project is made possible with generous funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and others.


In December 2022, the Stanley Photoplay marquee was removed and is being repaired and restored. When it is re-installed, work will begin on the main marquee on the 7th Street side of the building.


In the news

After 35 years, Benedum Center’s marquees getting a much-needed historic renovation - Press Release

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Benedum sign to get upgrade - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Benedum Center marquee to receive 'much needed' restoration - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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Greer Cabaret Theater

Grand Reopening Late Summer 2023

The Greer Cabaret Theater renovation will give patrons a luxurious space to experience the storytelling on the stage. The Greer Lounge will be expanded, and the box office and theater lobbies will become one grand space, streamlining and elevating the patron experience from the street to the seat. The kitchen will also be upgraded to expand food options.


“One of the Eden Hall Foundation’s core beliefs is that an investment in the arts is essential for building vibrant communities for generations to come,” said Eden Hall Foundation Executive Director Sylvia Fields. “A healthy arts community creates exciting opportunities for economic development and growth. The Eden Hall Foundation has supported the work of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust from the beginning and we can’t wait to see the true potential of the Greer Cabaret Theater come to life.”

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In the news

Greer Cabaret Theater Gets Extensive Remodel, Expansion - Press Release

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Greer Cabaret Theater Getting a Makeover - Pittsburgh Today Live

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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces plans for expansion and update to Greer Cabaret Theater - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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Big Changes Coming to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District - Pittsburgh Magazine

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Raising the curtain: Cultural Trust announces $6 million in renovations to Greer Cabaret Theater, Backstage Bar - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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937 Liberty Avenue

A complete interior renovation to improve accessibility and safety readied this building for a full opening in spring/summer 2023. It will include a fully outfitted 100-seat theater on the first floor, a gallery on the second floor, and a 50-seat flex space on the third floor. This project is made possible with generous support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, and Robert and Joan Peirce, whose significant support of the Capital Campaign includes naming the first-floor theater.


Contact us: Dream@TrustArts.org

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