A great neighborhood deserves a great theater.
That’s the cornerstone of Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Named for two of Pittsburgh’s most celebrated talents in the last century—dancer Gene Kelly and composer Billy Strayhorn—KST contributes to the renaissance of East Liberty and redefines theater with provocative, original programming and a social experience unlike any other venue in the region. KST is approaching its centennial anniversary in 2014, a time to celebrate our role in the vibrant and diverse cultural history of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty.
Through the Alloy School, artSEEDS Student Matinees, and our artist residency programs, KST encourages diverse, inclusive, and high quality, artistic, cultural and educational activities. By nurturing these pursuits, we contribute to cultural understanding, quality of life, as well as economic development in our community, county, city, and region.
Kelly Strayhorn Theater is an intimate, professionally-equipped, 350-seat multiple-use performance venue. We offer an active rental service that brings exciting and unusual events to the neighborhood. Beautiful facilities are professionally equipped and can accommodate a wide range of performing arts events such as concerts, dance, music, theater and other disciplines at competitive market-based rental rates.
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater is one of Pittsburgh’s distinct cultural treasures and a destination for innovative works in dance, theater, music and live art.