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400 Lincoln Ave. Millvale Pennsylvania 15209

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Type of Venue: Bar / Club,Concert Hall,Festival / Event,Gallery,Workshop space,Rehearsal Space,Theater,Other exhibition venue,Other performance venue

ADA Access: Yes

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Mr. Smalls Funhouse



Mr. Small's Funhouse, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, has earned the reputation as one of Pittsburgh's most unique and versatile performance spaces. At the heart of Mr Small's lies its 650 capacity performance theatre, constructed in a beautiful 18th century former Catholic church (St. Ann's) in Millvale, a short drive from downtown via Route 28 and directly across from Lawrenceville via the 40th Street Bridge.

Superb theatre amenities and features include original hardwood and marble floors, three full bars, 40 ft. ceilings, custom acoustic reinforcements throughout the theatre, monitor room and staging area for artists, a 25'x26'x3' stage, and professional-standard PA and lighting systems. Renovations over the past few years include an intimate seated balcony with dedicated bar, interconnected outdoor decks, upgraded sound and light systems and a fully renovated schoolhouse connected to the venue with separate bars, performance and lounge areas.

Mr Small's has not only carved its niche as the best small music venue in Pittsburgh but as one of the finest in the country. When USA Today/Esquire magazine named Pittsburgh the best place to rock, it followed by saying:

"Mr. Small's reputation is growing as quickly as its fans are. It hosted Ryan Adams for a month of rehearsal before his tour with the Rolling Stones, and rapper 50 Cent and the Black Eyed Peas have recorded new work in its studio..."

A wide variety of national artists such as Rusted Root, They Might Be Giants, Anti-Flag, GWAR, the Smashing Pumpkins, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Say Anything, among others, have drawn sold-out audiences to the theatre as well as dozens of international touring major label and indie acts, all of whom have praised the uniqueness of the venue and its staff.

Please note: Mr. Smalls is generally a standing room only venue with limited seating, except for special events where specified. Arrangements can be made for the needs of disabled people.

Programs Workshops, Exhibitions, Music performances, Dance performances, Classes, Tours

How to apply, rent, or engage

For private event rental information please contact our GM, Shaunden Smith, via shaunden@mrsmalls.com.