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
Web: www.pittsburghsymphony.org

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
Web: www.stage62.com

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) 456-2600
Web: www.benedumcenter.org

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
Web: www.woodstreetgalleries.org

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
Web: www.warhol.org

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
Web: www.attacktheatre.com

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
Web: www.pgharts.org

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
Web: www.squonkopera.com

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
Web: www.rex.greyareaprod.com

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
Web: www.pgharts.org

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
Web: www.citytheatrecompany.org

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
Web: www.pittsburghmusicals.com

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
Web: www.pittsburghclo.org

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: 4830 Hatfield St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201 - MAP
Phone: (412) 362-1713
Web: www.quantumtheatre.com

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
Web: www.newhazletttheater.org

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
Web: www.ppt.org

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
Web: www.drama.cmu.edu

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
Web: www.webbricolage.org

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Carnegie Museum of Art

Address: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 622-3131
Web: www.web.cmoa.org

Pittsburgh Opera

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

Greensburg Civic Theatre

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

Gemini Children’s Theater

Address: 7501 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208 - MAP
Phone: (412) 243-6464
Web: www.geminitheater.org

McKeesport Little Theater

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

Pittsburgh Savoyards

Address: 300 Beechwood Avenue Carnegie, PA 15106 - MAP
Phone: (412) 734-8476
Web: www.pittsburghsavoyards.org

South Park Theatre

Address: 1 S Park Fairgrounds, Bethel Park, PA 15102 - MAP
Phone: (412) 325-0413
Web: www.southparktheatre.com

Stage Right School for the Performing Arts and Professional Theatre Company

Address: 100 North Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601 - MAP
Phone: (724) 832-7464
Web: www.stagerightgreensburg.com

Prime Stage Theatre

Address: 6 Allegheny Square E., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - MAP
Phone: (724) 773-0700
Web: www.primestage.com

Pittsburgh Playhouse

Address: 222 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - MAP
Phone: (412) 621-4445
Web: www.pittsburghplayhouse.com

Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre

Address: 4301 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260 - MAP
Phone: (412) 561-6000
Web: www.picttheatre.org

Openstage Theatre

Address: 2835 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - MAP
Phone: (412) 281-9700
Web: www.openstagetheatrepittsburgh.org

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Address: 5941 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 - MAP
Phone: (412) 363-3000
Web: www.kelly-strayhorn.org