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Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre

Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre

The Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre was newly dedicated in 2017, following a $1 million bequeathed endowment made to support Pitt’s Studio Theatre and the University’s productions. Richard E. Rauh is a lifelong Pittsburgh theatre artist and Pitt alumnus, having earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English in 1962 and 1964. He was part of a team students who successfully launched the Pitt student-run radio station, then called WPGH. His engagement in the arts includes a prolific theater career with appearances on the Pittsburgh Playhouse stage, Little Lake Theater, City Theatre, and Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. Renovations to the Rauh Studio included a refurbished box office, lobby, and entryway from the elevator bank, an LED display screen, LED-lit display cases, and new lobby seating.

A black box space the Rauh Studio can be manipulated into many performance configurations, and the space serves as a student lab for testing out concepts as well as practicing theater-making. It is home to student-directed laboratory productions, student group presentations, departmental shows, play readings, and summer rental companies.

Located in the basement level of the Cathedral of Learning.


Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre

Catherdral of Learning, Basement Level, Pittsburgh, PA


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Accessibility Information

American Sign Language performances are available the last Saturday of each run.

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On street parking is available nearby.



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