The performing arts are always in the spotlight in Pittsburgh! Venture into the heart of Downtown for a 14-square-block collection of art galleries, historic theaters, a free quarterly Gallery Crawl, award-winning dining and so much more. Plus, if you book right here on VisitPITTSBURGH.com, you’ll receive exclusive hotel discounts and get the best seats at the best prices for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust productions.
Book your Pittsburgh getaway to experience these featured performances:
Enjoy theater across a variety of genres and stages. The PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series offers new touring Broadway Shows. Now featuring The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from Jan 3-8, hailed as "One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway" by the New York Times. The provocative City Theatre, located in the vibrant South Side, presents the world premiere of The Royale from Jan 21-Feb 12. This thrilling drama by Marco Ramirez (Netflix’s Daredevil, Orange is the New Black) goes ringside for the fight of the century. Inspired by the true story of trail-blazing boxer Jack Johnson, The Royale follows one man’s quest for victory against all odds.
Pittsburgh's dance scene is unparalleled! Few things are impossible in the off-kilter world of Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland. This imaginative ballet careens through Alice’s astonishing escapades and the perplexing characters she meets. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland runs from Feb 10-19. In collaboration with Pittsburgh Dance Council and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust BNY Mellon Presents: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre & Dance Theatre of Harlem, featuring the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra from Mar 17-26. In PBT’s first cross-company pairing, PBT and DTH present a mixed bill program celebrating the ever-evolving face of American ballet. Billy Strayhorn music will be played live by Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and the venue is the August Wilson Center, making this a show you won't forget.
Learn more about upcoming performances from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in our blog.
From Jan 21-29 the Pittsburgh Opera showcases Richard The Lionheart, an opera by George Frideric Handel. Although it’s been performed numerous times in Europe, this will mark only its second United States performance. King Richard I of England travels to Cyprus to retrieve his shipwrecked fiancee Costanza. Betrayal, greed, love and war all make their appearence - the ingredients for a thrilling opera.
Timid about making a first trip to the opera? Be sure to consult the Visitors Guide to the Pittsburgh Opera, offering guidance on everything from how to purchase tickets to what to wear.
Continue your Pittsburgh cultural adventure with visits to Pittsburgh's unmatched visual art museums such as The Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory and the Carnegie Museum of Art, just to name a few. Also, explore Pittsburgh Art Places, a comprehensive resource for finding public art and arts venues in the Pittsburgh region.