The Strand Initiative

About the Strand Theater Initiative

The Strand Theater Initiative was created in 2001 as a non-profit corporation to save the venerable old theater from the wrecking ball, with the goal of reviving The Strand as a cultural, education, and community outreach center.  Through private and public financial support, The Initiative purchased The Strand in 2002 and completed an exterior renovation in January 2005. 

The Initiative has raised over $2 million toward its capital campaign and major renovations to the theater’s decayed interior have been ongoing since July 2007.  The first phase of construction is now complete and we hope that you are pleased with the result:  a versatile structure, capable of presenting classic and independent films, as well as a variety of live programs. After nearly 25 years of decay and neglect, The Strand once again welcomes the public through its doors.

More help is needed, however, in order to move on to the next phase of construction; the creation of a state-of-the-art facility, capable of presenting full-scale, theatrical productions in the North Pittsburgh region. We seek civic-minded individuals, corporations, and philanthropists, willing to help us with donations and networking.  Additional foundation and other funds are under consideration. With your contributions, you demonstrate to these groups that The Strand enjoys the continued support of the communities that it serves.  Please contact us to get involved.  We offer a variety of tax-deductible corporate sponsorships and individual patronage geared to fit any budget.  Customized honorariums are also available.