Charity Randall Theatre

The Charity Randall Theatre is located inside the Foster Memorial located at 4301 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Charity Randall Theatre is a 430-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.

In 2019 the addition of an elevator provided patron access to all theatres and lobbies, while a refurbished Fred Kelly lobby brought updates to services. The 2022 completion of an interior ramp provides access to patrons and performers in the Charity Randall Theatre. From 2022-23 the theatre underwent a major exterior update, with the installation of a new roof and masonry work to address wear on the building.

This performance space is equipped with technical, sound, and lighting capabilities to carry Pitt Stages productions and their guest companies far into the future. The seating capacity in the theatre is 431 seats (291 seats plus 6 accessible seats on the lower level and 140 seats in the balcony).

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