The Circuit Center
Operated and Managed by The Fluted Mushroom

Five Hot Metal Street · The South Side · Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Whether your next event is business or pleasure, it demands the right ingredients and the right environment. At The Circuit Center that’s always understood. We serve your function’s needs with all the essential ingredients including:

  • A one-level, 8000 square foot, multi-purpose venue
  • Complete audio-visual capabilities and equipment
  • Digital satellite downlink C-Band and KU-Band
  • ISDN Polycom videoconferencing
  • Wireless Internet
  • In-house technical support
  • Full-size, elevated, acoustic stage
  • Theater seating for up to 600 or banquet seating for up to 400
  • On-site catering provided by The Fluted Mushroom
  • Extensive catering menus available
  • On-site parking
  • Event name displayed on electronic marquee
  • Conveniently located close to the South Side Works, just minutes from downtown and the Parkway

Whether your event is once a quarter, once a year or once a lifetime, The Circuit Center is the perfect location for your next meeting, seminar, workshop, conference, trade show or banquet.

To discuss your arrangements, please call our Sales Office (412) 432-1420

The Circuit Center’s Procedures

Food & Beverage

Only food & beverages approved by The Fluted Mushroom may be served on site. All food and beverages supplied by The Fluted Mushroom are the property of The Fluted Mushroom. Those supplied items may not be taken off the premises without permission of The Fluted Mushroom, and may be subject to additional fees.

Tables & Chairs

Guest tables are 72” rounds with seating for up to 10 people. A limited number of 8’ and 6’ rectangular tables are available at no extra charge. Chairs are forest green-padded with silver metal frames. We can provide other table and chair options at an additional charge. Please give advance notice of these requests as they come from an outside source.

Audio Visual Equipment

We have a large variety of audio and visual equipment available to rent. Please contact our Sales Office for a complete list of equipment and rental rates.

Deposit & Room Fee

A non-refundable $1000 deposit is required to hold the date. The full room rental fee is due by the date stated above with a signed contract and credit card number on file. If the signed contract and room fee balance are not received by the due date, the space will be released for future bookings.

Payment Information

A payment of 50% of the estimated cost is required with the Banquet Event Order (food & beverage details) approximately 90 days before event. The final BEO balance is due no later than one week before event date.  If only audio-visual equipment is required, the client will receive an Event Sheet for approval. Payments not received within designated timeframe, may be charged to credit card on file. Events will NOT take place until all payments due are received. Payment can be by cash, credit card or check. The client is responsible for all bank charges or court fees on returned checks.

Service Charges & Taxes

A standard service charge of 18% will be added on all food and beverages served. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are subject to 7% Pennsylvania sales tax.

Guaranteed Guest Count

Final guaranteed attendance is required TWO WEEKS prior to the day the event is scheduled.

If no guarantee is given, the host is responsible for the contracted number. If attendance falls below the final guarantee, the client will be financially responsible for the number guaranteed. Charges for guests over the guaranteed count will be payable at the conclusion of the event.


All quoted prices are subject to change at any time.  Prices will be guaranteed one year in advance only when a signed contract is executed and 50% BEO deposit received.

Vendor Meals

We can provide boxed meals for all your vendors at $13.95 each. A boxed meal consists of a specialty sandwich, salad du jour, fresh fruit cup, snack mix, cookie or brownie, wrapped utensils and assorted sodas & bottled water.


Events cancelled prior to 90 days before scheduled date will be entitled to a refund of 50% of advance deposit – not including full room fee. No refunds will be extended to cancellations within 90 days of event.

Final Consultation Meeting

Approximately ten days prior to event, a final consultation meeting will be held. At that time, room layout, event timeline and any last minute details will be discussed. Balance of Final BEO Costs may be payable at that time.


A Linen fee of $2.95 per person covers use of light Ivory linens, overlays and napkins. A variety of colored cloth napkins are available at $1.00 per napkin. Specialty linens can be arranged through our sales office at an additional charge.

Cleaning Deposit

At The Circuit Center’s discretion, a Cleaning Deposit may be required for certain events. Please ask our Sales Office for more information.

Additional Requirements

Additional equipment, flowers, entertainment, ice sculptures, etc., can be arranged through our sales office at an additional charge.


All deliveries and drop-offs must be arranged in advance with our sales office.

Loss and Damage

The IBEW, Circuit Center and Fluted Mushroom are not responsible for any damages or loss of any merchandise or articles left prior to, during or after any event. The client agrees to be responsible for any damages to the IBEW, Circuit Center or Fluted Mushroom property by the client, guests and attendees of the event.

Security Fee

A security officer may be required for certain events. The client is responsible for the hourly fee payable in cash at the time of the event. Please see our Sales Office for rates.

Engineer and A.V. Technician Fees

The IBEW requires their engineer to be on site for all events. He handles a multitude of responsibilities including some A.V. Payment can be made by check or cash at the conclusion of the event. Satellite downlinks and videoconferencing require an outside technician. Please see our Sales Office for rates.

Additional Set-up

If additional set-up is required beyond basic room layout, a set-up fee may be added.

Discount applies to food and beverage subtotals only ,before taxes and service charges are applied.