Security Changes At Byham, Benedum, And August Wilson Theater

Larry Richert and John Shumway
November 16, 2018 - 10:53 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is making security changes at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.

Robin Elrod, Director of Communications at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, joined KDKA Radio on Friday to inform listeners what the changes are.

"Every guest who enters will need to be screened by a metal detector and have their bag checked," Elrod said.

These measures are being taken to ensure a safe environment for all visitors at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

The Byham Theater and August Wilson Center launched this initiative last month.

Individuals would also experience this type of screening at a sporting event.

However, unlike Heinz Field or PNC Park, a person is allowed to bring in a bag.

“It just has to be under 16”x16”x8”,” Elrod tells KDKA.

People who do not bring in a bag can enter through an expedited screening lane to speed things up.  

Do not be expected to empty your pockets, either.

"You can keep your jewelry on, you can keep your cell phone in your pocket when you walk through these detectors," Elrod added.

These measures aren’t fun, but it prevents a dangerous scenario. It is also some of the most advanced security equipment.

"It's really the latest and greatest technology and we're really proud to be offering that to our patrons," Elrod explains.

"These measures were put into place with guest experience in mind"

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