Arts, Music & Entertainment in Pittsburgh

Arts, Music & Entertainment in PittsburghDon’t waste a second being bored in Pittsburgh. The Steel City is overflowing with all different kinds of entertainment, from music venues to art galleries to theatres. Take in a live performance by some of the top theatre troupes, as well as popular local and national bands at some of the favorite entertainment spots in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Symphony
Treat your ears to the lovely sounds of the Pittsburgh Symphony. An essential part of the city’s art and music culture, it is no wonder the Pittsburgh Symphony is found right in the middle of the Cultural District. This symphony has produced both classical and contemporary musical entertainment of the highest caliber since 1895.

Address: 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 392-4900

Stage 62
Since 1962, Stage 62 has continuously presented at least four plays annually. Catch a musical in November, a children’s show in February, a drama/comedy in May and a musical in July. This non-profit theater company resides in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, where you can catch a seasonal performance or one of the additional special events.

Address: 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, PA 15106 - MAP
Phone: (412) 429-6262

The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
You can find both theatrical and musical performances in one place at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. Once a deluxe movie palace, the Benedum Center transformed into one of the best auditoriums in the United States. See everything from plays to musicals, ballets, opera, and national bands—every type of entertainment you could possibly want!

Address: 719 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 456-6666

Wood Street Galleries
Have your mind blown away at the leading cultural space for technology-based art. Wood Street Galleries offers a variety of exhibitions that push the boundaries of art into new realms. Don’t just see art; experience the work as multi-disciplinary artists from around the world present their visions in the large rooms of this venue.

Address: 601 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 471-5605

Andy Warhol Museum
Celebrate the life and art of the Pittsburgh native pop icon at the Andy Warhol Museum. Andy Warhol influenced the world with his pop culture art pieces. Get a chance to view the world’s largest collection of his work, and see works by other artists who were influenced and inspired by him.

Address: 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - MAP
Phone: (412) 237-8300

Attack Theatre
Attack Theatre is known for combining "ninja-like intensity" with their dance-based performances. This theatre troupe presents a variety of traditional and non-traditional entertainment in modern dance, original live music, multimedia and interdisciplinary art forms. See them in their home city or on one of their national and international tours.

Address: 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 281-3305

Theater Square
Part of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Theater Square is home to some of the best entertainment in the Steel City. The 330,000-square-foot complex contains the Backstage Bar, Café Zao, Cabaret at Theater Square, WQED FM and biggest parking garage in the area, as well as a box office where you can purchase tickets for many surrounding theaters.

Address: 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 325-6769

Squonk Opera
Listen to the majestic music of the Squonk Opera, accompanied by the visual art and acting elements. This contemporary opera has grown from a group of 10-20 artists creating post-industrial performances in a Pittsburgh junkyard to an internationally known touring company. You may have seen their appearance on the popular TV show, America’s Got Talent.

Address: 315 Castlegate Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 - MAP
Phone: (412) 824-9399

Rex Theater
Catch a show at the Rex Theater. What kind of show? That depends on what kind of entertainment you are in the mood for. See everything from a typical concert to an outrageous cabaret and peepshow. Live music options include local, regional and a few national bands playing anything from smooth jazz to rock ‘n roll—and the fully stocked bar keeps the nightlife going as well.

Address: 1602 E Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 - MAP
Phone: (412) 381-6811

Byham Theater
A former vaudeville house, the renovated Byham Theater is now used as a production stage for several local theater groups. This landmark building is located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and is part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, dedicated to presenting the best of touring Broadway, contemporary dance, family events, cutting-edge visual arts and other entertainment in the city.

Address: 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 456-6666

City Theatre
Described as Pittsburgh’s most adventurous theater, City Theatre specializes in producing new plays and contemporary productions that appeal to a diverse audience. Witness the development of a new show at this professional not-for-profit theater and support local actors, artists and playwrights. City Theatre offers different shows in its three entertainment facilities during each season, so there are plenty of performances to choose from.

Address: 1300 Bingham St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 - MAP
Phone: (412) 431-4400

Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Catering towards students, families and young children, the Pittsburgh Musical Theater produces some of the best professional musical theater and entertainment in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. In addition to some of the best regional performances, the Pittsburgh Musical Theater offers opportunities for dynamic audience interactions, including acting, singing and dancing classes as well as open auditions.

Address: 327 South Main St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 - MAP
Phone: (412) 539-0900

Pittsburgh CLO
Visit one of the country’s most prestigious non-profit theaters, the Pittsburgh CLO. More than just a theater, this facility offers innovative educational programs along with their vibrant entertainment productions and bold new works. Discover some of the best new talent at the winner of the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theater.

Address: 719 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 281-3973

Quantum Theatre
Get a taste of international theater and world culture at the Quantum Theatre. Welcoming playwrights, directors and actors from all around Pittsburgh, the country and the globe, Quantum’s artists stage their elaborate creative designs in non-traditional spaces. Filled with sensory possibilities, these performances range from traditional performances with a twist to mediums that didn’t previously exist.

Address: 218 N Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 - MAP
Phone: (412) 362-1713

New Hazlett Theater
Built in 1889 as the Carnegie Musical Hall, the current New Hazlett Theater is not only a historical landmark but also an enthusiastic host to many local theater performances. Up to 500 audience members can take in any of the diverse live theatrical productions, dance performances and music events that are held in this entertainment space.

Address: 6 Allegheny Sq., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - MAP
Phone: (412) 320-4610

Pittsburgh Public Theater
Enjoy an intimate dramatic, comedic or musical play at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, a professional theater company dedicated to artistically diverse theatrical entertainment of the highest quality. The audience surrounds the stage on three sides, providing a unique viewing experience. You can find this contemporary theater in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Address: 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 316-1600

Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
See a performance envisioned by the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, the oldest degree-granting drama program in the United States. This university theater showcases the works of its undergraduate acting, musical theater, directing, design, dramaturgy, production and technology management students in every show.

Address: 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 268-2068

Bricolage Production Company
Immerse yourself in a theatrical experience by the Bricolage Production Company. This unique theater is driven by an intense artist-audience connection—performances are meant to challenge audiences to engage in new ways, react and express their opinions about the various artistic mediums and provocative works.

Address: 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 471-0999

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
If you love history, art or science, you will definitely want to visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Institute operates the Carnegie Museums, and two of the four facilities can be found alongside the headquarters. Visit the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History in the same complex, or travel a bit to see the Carnegie Science Center and the Andy Warhol Museum.

Address: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 622-3131


Pittsburgh Opera

Address: 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 281-0912

Greensburg Civic Theatre

Address: 951 Old Salem Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601 - MAP
Phone: (724) 836-7529

Gemini Children’s Theater

Address: 420 Chartiers Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15136- MAP
Phone: (412) 243-6464

McKeesport Little Theater

Address: 1614 Coursin St., McKeesport, PA 15132 - MAP
Phone: (412) 673-1100

Pittsburgh Savoyards

Address: 300 Beechwood Avenue Carnegie, PA 15106 - MAP
Phone: (412) 734-8476

South Park Theatre

Address: Pittsburgh, PA - MAP
Phone: (412) 325-0413

Stage Right

Address: 105 W 4th St., Greensburg, PA 15601 - MAP
Phone: (727) 832-7464

Prime Stage Theatre

Address: 840 Sawmill Run Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220- MAP
Phone: (724) 773-0700

Pittsburgh Playhouse

Address: 222 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 392-8000

Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre

Address: 2403 Sidney St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 - MAP
Phone: (412) 561-6000

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Address: 5941 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 - MAP
Phone: (412) 363-3000