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O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh

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The O'Reilly Theater is a 650-seat theater building, opened on December 11, 1999, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Located at 621 Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District, the O'Reilly Theater is actually a three-part building: The 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) theater (with a 150-seat rehearsal hall), a large parking garage called Theater Square, and the adjacent 23,000 square feet (2,100 m2) Agnes R. Katz Plaza.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust built the new theater, designed by architect Michael Graves P.A., to create a downtown home for the Pittsburgh Public Theater theatrical company, as well as to create additional venues for theater, music, and other art performances. The O’Reilly venue features a thrust stage surrounded by the audience on three sides.
To pay for the $25 million cost of construction, gifts to the project included a naming gift in honor of Dr. Anthony O'Reilly from Mrs. Chryss O'Reilly and several current and past senior executives of the H.J. Heinz Company.
The O’Reilly was built by Turner Construction Company, opened on December 11, 1999, with the world premiere of King Hedley II, by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson.
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  • Pittsburgh (and visitors of Pittsburgh) come an support the Pittsburgh Public Theater. We saw our first performance here and the theater is fantastic. There is not a bad seat in the house! Small...  more »
  • The O'Reilly Theater is really beautiful. I hope to see more productions or concerts there, since the space is gorgeous. I haven't seen a show done by Pittsburgh Public Theater since they moved, but.....  more »
  • I attended a top rate production of Doll's House Part 2 and enjoyed a team of actors with their full emotional journey fresh and ready even as they approach the end of a month long production every night. It was vibrant and powerful.
  • The theatre was nice and very large. Only regret is that the bathroom, concessions, etc. require you to exit the main theatre area, so if you already went past the ticket guy you have to flag him down when you leave so he knows you have a ticket.

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