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August Wilson Center for African American Culture

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (AWC) was named for the Pulitzer Prize recipient, Tony Award-winning playwright August Wilson who was born in Pittsburgh's Hill District. The AWC was designed to engage regional and national audiences with a mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent throughout the world.

The AWC celebrated its grand opening on September 2009. The striking, two-story, "green" building houses multiple exhibition galleries, a 486-seat theater for performances in all disciplines; an education center, a gift shop and multipurpose spaces for community programs and events.

The AWC is among a select few African American cultural institutions nationwide presenting visual and performing arts, the humanities and educational programs in a state-of-the-art venue.

Meeting Facilities
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Entire Facility X                       1896  
Main Lobby X       4430.00                 1161  
2nd Floor Lobby X       1906.00                 253  
Studio X       2325.00             155     447  
Education Center X       2000.00             101     400  
Combo: Ed Center & Donor Gallery X       2831.00             157     565  
Conference Room X       480.00                 32  
Theater X           486              
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