Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, dedicated in 1971 and renovated in 1995, is the cornerstone of the Cultural District of Pittsburgh. This cultural-entertainment focal point of the Golden Triangle has helped spur the continuing economic and cultural revitalization of downtown Pittsburgh. With its international reputation for grandeur and excellence as a concert hall and showplace, the 2,661-seat Heinz Hall is home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
The Hall is centrally located near Gateway Center, PPG Place, CNG Tower, Fifth Avenue Place and Liberty Center. The Cultural District offers many restaurants, hotels and parking facilities within easy walking distance to the Hall.
The structure evolved from its origin in 1927 as the Loew's Penn Theater to its renovation and dedication as Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in 1971--"a gift to the Pittsburgh Symphony Society from the Howard Heinz Endowment . . . to encourage, foster and perpetuate the performing arts in the Greater Pittsburgh area."
Each year more than a half-million patrons attend symphony concerts and other attractions, ranging from Pops concerts to children's concerts to national Broadway touring shows.
Other notesHandicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity2261
Patrons attending Pittsburgh Symphony concerts and all other Heinz Hall events can take advantage of our Concierge Service. A Concierge will be on duty in the Entrance vLobby of Heinz Hall at all performances. The Concierge is happy to assist with information about Heinz Hall, the Cultural District and area attractions, while assisting with dining, hotel, entertainment and transportation concerns.
Facilities for Physically Disabled Patrons
Services include wheelchair locations, rest room facilities, elevators and an FM system for the hearing impaired. Requests for accommodations should be made when purchasing tickets. Doormen and ushers are available for assistance and special services.