Originally built in 1903 as the Gayety Theater, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased this 1300-seat venue, then called the Fulton Theater, in 1988. The Trust renovated and reopened the Fulton Theater in 1991. The theater was renamed the Byham Theater in 1995, in recognition of a gift from William C. and Carolyn M. Byham.
The family magic series at the Byham Theater continues Pittsburgh Musical Theater's tradition of providing quality, affordable, family entertainment. In addition, for this season, be sure to check out the information below on our brand new "Magical Mornings at PMT".
Pittsburgh Musical Theater performs twice a year in the Byham Theater. In the fall, our Byham Educational Show features the student performers of the Richard E. Rauh conservatory and the student orchestra from CAPA High School. In the spring, our professional company produces the largest scale show of our season, guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
October 26 - 29, 2017
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Beauty and the Beast is a special presentation by the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, backed by the talented CAPA Orchestra, and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.
March 15 - 25, 2018
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
October 29, 2017 & March 18th, 2018
Magical Mornings at PMT is our character breakfast offering for the entire family. Breakfast will include a buffet style meal, and characters from the current show, along with other princess & character friends. Please stay tuned for more details soon!