The Charity Randall Theatre is located inside the Foster Memorial located at 4301 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The Charity Randall Theatre is a 454-seat traditional proscenium theatre, dedicated in 2003 following a $3.2 million renovation of the Foster Memorial. These extensive renovations to the theatre were made possible through donations accrued by The Charity Randall Foundation. Following Ms. Charity Randall's death in a car accident, the foundation was established by her brother, Pitt graduate and businessman Robert Randall, in 1977 to honor her passion for the arts. The theatre's renovation boasts impeccably restored elements of its 1930s glory. The plush red seats are identical to the ones originally installed in New York City's Radio City Music Hall, and were given a full restoration in 2003, complete with reupholstered seats and refinishing of their wrought iron frames and oak armrests. The original Samuel Yellin chandelier was also restored highlighting the auditorium's majestic vaulted ceiling that mimics those found inside the Cathedral of Learning's Commons Room. The 2003 renovation also included the addition of 24 balcony seats, new carpeting, updated sound and lighting equipment a new rigging system, an offstage actor's restroom, and various other improvements to the stage itself. The mainstage performance space is equipped with technical, sound, and lighting capabilities to carry UP Stages Theatre and its guest companies far into the future.