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. Performances this season include School of Rock The Musical (Oct 17-22, 2017), The Color Purple (Nov 14-19, 2017), Love Never Dies (Jan 2-7, 2018), The Bodyguard (Feb 27-Mar 4, 2018), Waitress (Mar 6-11, 2018), Rent (Mar 27-Apr 1, 2018), and Aladdin (Aug 21-Sep 9, 2018).
The provocative City Theatre, located in the vibrant South Side, presents Wild With Happy from Apr 8-May13, 2017. When struggling actor Gil returns home to bury his mother, he learns what a funny thing grief can be. Gil searches for a way to send her off in style, while his outrageous (and overbearing) friends and family do their best to derail his plans. The season closes with Ironbound (May 13-Jun 4, 2017). Hailed as “vivid, perceptive and quietly gripping” by The New York Times, Ironbound is a riveting portrait of an independent Polish immigrant searching for the American Dream.
Pittsburgh's dance scene is unparalleled! The 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's season has a lot to look forward to. The season begins with Dracula (Oct 27-29, 2017), a bone chilling take on the gothic novel. Next up is The Nutcracker (Dec 1-27, 2017), a perennial family favorite. 2018 starts off strong with an example of classical technique; a masterful performance of Swan Lake (Feb 16-25, 2018) together with the live PBT Orchestra. In March the PBT hands over the program to five of their own dancers to create a signature work and showcases them in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre New Works (Mar 16-25, 2018). The season rounds out with UPMC Presents West Side Story Suite + In the Night with the PBT Orchestra (May 4-6, 2018). West Side Story Suite samples classic songs and dances from the full-length musical and film. In this work, the dancers not only dance – they’ll sing excerpts from famous songs and will tap into the raw emotions that drove the full-length story.
The world-class Pittsburgh Opera is not to be missed. The 2017-2018 season features a stunning mix of classic and new American operas that provide a season of excitement and drama. Here is the rundown of the upcoming season: Tosca (Oct 7-15, 2017), The Marriage of Figaro (Nov 4-12, 2017), The Long Walk (Jan 20-28, 2018), Ashes & Snow (Feb 17-25, 2018), Moby-Dick (Mar 17-25, 2018) and The Elixir of Love (Apr 21-29, 2018).
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.