Arcade Comedy Theater
Arcade Comedy Theater provides an interactive platform for players of all levels, both onstage and off, to experience various forms of theatrical comedy, from proven standards to offbeat styles.
Our normal box office hours are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30-11:30 p.m., and Sundays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For special events, the box office opens 30 minutes before show time.
• (412) 339-0608
The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theater, is a focal point of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2,800-seat theater is home to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presentations including PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents, and First Night Pittsburgh. The Trust also provides priority programming dates on the Benedum stage to Cultural District resident companies including Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Pittsburgh Opera. The venue is also available on a rental basis to promoters and community groups.
The address is 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
• (412) 456-6666
Bricolage Production Company
Bricolage’s mission is to immerse artists and audiences in adventurous theatrical experiences that foster connections and alter perceptions.
Bricolage envisions theater not as a passive experience, but as a vehicle for heightened involvement for artist and audience alike. The approach encourages artists to take the creative risks necessary to create full-blooded, high-quality theatrical experiences that challenge audiences to engage in new ways, react, and express openly their opinions about the work – to have a stake in the creative discussion.
• (412) 471-0999
Originally built in 1903 as the Gayety Theater, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased this 1300-seat venue, then called the Fulton Theater, in 1988. The Trust renovated and reopened the Fulton Theater in 1991. The theater was renamed the Byham Theater in 1995, in recognition of a gift from William C. and Carolyn M. Byham. Today, the Byham Theater is home to a wide variety of performing arts, including dance, music, theater, film, and family-friendly events held throughout the year.
The address is 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
• (412) 456-1350
Caricatures & Portraits by Sam Thong
From animals to people and buildings, Sam is an artist who can create any request handed to him. Visitors traveling to Station Square can bring in their own photographs, Sam is able to take the images and draw a near life-like portrait.
• (412) 391-1570
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. Named one of the nation’s top 15 children’s museums by Parents magazine in 2015, the Museum welcomes over 306,000 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning. Hands-on, interactive exhibit areas and experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity include The Studio, MAKESHOP, Waterplay, Nursery, Theater and Backyard.
The Museum’s award-winning, three-story building connects two historic buildings, Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building. Its center building is screened by a shimmering wind sculpture created by environmental artist Ned Kahn (Articulated Cloud). In 2006 the Museum became a certified green building (Silver LEED) and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust. Learn more about the Children's Museum in our Fact Sheet
• (412) 322-5058
City of Asylum
City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. They provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. They offer a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange. They anchor neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for these programs and energizing public spaces through public art with text-based components.
• (412) 435-1110
Greer Cabaret Theater (Cabaret at Theater Square)
Home to fantastic musical productions, late-night entertainment, live music, and outstanding food, the Greer Cabaret Theater in the heart of the Cultural District provides unique live music and theatrical performances year-round. The 260-seat venue features the adjacent Backstage Bar, which offers an outstanding list of premium wines, spirits, specialty drinks and beers to complement a casual food menu.
Theater Square is located at 655 Penn Avenue, between the O’Reilly Theater and Katz Plaza. You can also conveniently park in the Theater Square Garage to make your visit a breeze. The garage entrance is on Seventh Street, between Ft. Duquesne Boulevard and Penn Avenue. From the garage lobby you can either turn right to enter through the main doors on Penn Avenue or, if you turn left, simply walk along the driveway at Katz Plaza and enter through the Backstage Bar doors.
The Backstage Bar is open to the public beginning at 5pm weeknights and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays. the Greer Cabaret Theater generally features ticketed events unless otherwise noted. For information about the Greer Cabaret Theater and Backstage Bar, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769 during the business hours noted above.
• (412) 325-6769
Formerly known as the Art Cinema, the Harris Theater represents a milestone in the redevelopment of Liberty Avenue. The Art Cinema was the first moving picture house in Pittsburgh to commercially show art movies until competition from other city theaters led to its conversion to an adult, pornographic movie house in the 1960s. As part of its mission to transform the Cultural District, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased and restored the facility leading to further conversions of run-down properties along the Liberty Avenue corridor. With194 seats for movies and 178 seats for live performances, the Harris Theater officially opened to the public on November 9, 1995.
The Harris was named through a gift from the Buhl Foundation after John P. Harris, co-founder of the Nickelodeon—the first theater solely dedicated to the showing of motion pictures—and a Pennsylvania State Senator. The Harris Theater features contemporary, foreign and classic films.
• (412) 471-9700
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall is also the cornerstone of the Cultural District of Pittsburgh and hosts many events—such as those shown below—that do not feature its world-renowned Orchestra. If you wish to see the full calendar of events, including those that feature the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, click here
If you're looking for information about facility rental, click here.
• (412) 392-4900
Sitting on the former site of the Lyceum Theater, one of the city's many vaudeville houses demolished after the 1936 St. Patrick's Day flood, the O'Reilly is the fourth theater project completed by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The O'Reilly was created with two purposes: to create a downtown home for Public Theater
and to create additional venues for theater, music and other performances.
Designed by world-renowned architect Michael Graves, the O'Reilly Theater is also the only downtown performance venue that features a thrust stage, surrounded by the audience on three sides. The theater features 650 seats and state-of-the-art theater technology. The O'Reilly Theater was built at a cost of $25 million. Major gifts to the O'Reilly Theater include a naming gift in honor of Dr. Anthony J. O'Reilly from Mrs. Chryss O'Reilly and current and past senior executives of the H.J. Heinz Company, and the Helen Wayne Rauh Rehearsal Hall, named in memory of the Pittsburgh actress by her son, Richard E. Rauh. Pittsburgh Public Theater produces about 235 performances a year, making the O’Reilly Theater one of the city’s most utilized venues.
• (412) 316-1600
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Since 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, a non-profit arts organization, has worked to make the Steel City a place where the arts can flourish. Our efforts have focused on the cultural and economic development of the Cultural District, a 14-square-block area of downtown Pittsburgh. What was once a downtrodden red light district now thrives as a vibrant center for culture, art, food, and community. Pittsburgh’s Cultural District stands as a nationwide model for how the arts can play a pivotal role in urban revitalization.
Each year, millions of people visit the Cultural District to expand their horizons in our theaters, galleries, and public art environments. Patrons enjoy thousands of world-class performing arts events
and visual arts exhibitions
. Pittsburgh residents of all ages connect and learn with the Trust’s comprehensive education
and community engagement opportunities
. Local arts organizations collaborate to build a stronger cultural community through the power of partnerships
The Cultural District acts as the anchor for all of that work. The Trust’s superior venues
and gallery spaces
allow resident companies, community organizations, artists, and promoters to reach audiences large and small. In total, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust manages more than one million square feet of real estate
in the District. Step outside those buildings to find numerous public art installations
that beautify Pittsburgh's largest arts neighborhood.
Lauded as “the single greatest creative force in Pittsburgh because of its spirit of reinvention” by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Trust strives every day to enrich the city of Pittsburgh’s vibrancy, diversity, and prosperity.
• (412) 471-6070
Established by five intrepid women in 1939, Pittsburgh Opera is viewed as one of the most vibrant opera organizations in the U.S., with a rich artistic tradition, outstanding educational programs, an acclaimed artist training program, and a progressive outlook toward the future.
• (412) 281-0912
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company is committed to developing and showcasing the works of local playwrights
; from accomplished masters like August Wilson and George S. Kaufman to promising new talents. We seek to nurture a racially and culturally diverse community of playwrights, directors, actors and technical specialists to hone their craft and to network creative opportunities. Finally, we support a racially and culturally diverse management staff and board of directors who, together, promote audiences that reflect the rich variety of our Pittsburgh community. Through such sharing of talents, resources, perspectives and experiences we aspire to provide artistic enlightenment that will strengthen our civic community.
• (412) 687-4686
Senator John Heinz History Center
The Senator John Heinz History Center is an educational institution that engages and inspires a large and diverse audience with links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection.
This work is accomplished in partnership with others through archaeology, archives, artifact collections, conservation, educational programs, exhibitions, library, museums, performance, publications, research, technical assistance, and increasingly through broadcast media and the internet.
ABOUT THE SENATOR JOHN HEINZ HISTORY CENTER
Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the History Center (legal name – the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania) is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Senator John Heinz History Center family of museums and programs includes the Heinz History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Detre Library & Archives, and the new Museum Conservation Center. The 370,000 square-foot museum presents compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of all ages.
• (412) 454-6000