Pittsburgh's downtown Cultural District is a big part of Pittsburgh's growing arts community. The arts organizations involved with the cultural district are: August Wilson Center for African Americans, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
The project of creating the August Wilson Center for African American Culture has been developed and driven forward by the passion and commitment of several groups of people convinced of the need for an organization of this type in Pittsburgh. To purchase discounted tickets, visit the August Wilson Center's website and use code PPU1213.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) was founded in 1969 as an affiliate of Point Park College under the direction of Artistic Director Nicholas Petrov and Board Chair Loti Falk. The balance between the dynamic juxtaposition of artistic and financial objectives is the centerpiece of the organization’s strategic outlook for the future. To purchase, please go to Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's website and use the code PBTPPU.
On February 20, 1946, the Civic Light Opera Association held a press luncheon to announce its very first season. Immediately talk of a new era in Pittsburgh’s cultural life made a huge splash in all three of the city’s daily newspapers. In fact, the Sun Telegraph predicted that "the CLO will inaugurate a cycle in the city’s musical history that will outlive us all." The Pittsburgh CLO offers discounted tickets for Point Park students, faculty and staff. To purchase, please go to Pittsburgh CLO's website and use the code CLOppu.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Student Discount Ticket Program has provided a list of shows that are available for Point Park student discounts for this coming March through part of May*. This list can be viewed in .pdf (click here) form or on the Cultural Trust's website. People should continually check the code online to see if any new shows have been added. To order discounted tickets for any of the attached shows, please go to TRUSTARTS.ORG. You will need to enter the promo code PPU1213 before making your purchase to see all valid performances and ticket prices offered under this code.
*More May shows may be added at a later date.
Begun in 1939 as the Pittsburgh Opera Society, Pittsburgh Opera is the eighth oldest company in the United States and draws on a rich legacy of music-making. Pittsburgh Opera’s long-standing commitment to artistic excellence, responsible financial management and being a good neighbor will continue to prove a valuable asset to the city of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region for years to come.
Pittsburgh Public Theater performs in the O'Reilly Theater, which has a three-quarter thrust stage, seats 650 patrons and houses upper and lower level seating with a bar in the upper lobby. The O'Reilly Theater is available as a venue for entertaining. Outside theater groups may rent professional equipment from The Public.
Tickets are only $15.50 with a valid Point Park ID. For tickets, call Becky at 412-316-8200 x704 or order online. To order tickets online select the show, date and enter promo PPTPPU. The Pittsburgh Public Theater is located at the O'Reilly Theater 621 Penn Ave. Downtown, Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season features a wide range of programs and projects that reflect the artistic personality of the orchestra and its new leadership. With programming initiatives that focus on Joan Tower, Beethoven, and Mahler, the PSO performs repertoire that spans three centuries. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra discounted tickets can be purchased by going onto their website and entering discount code UNIVERSITYSTUDENT.
About the Venues
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's first project after its founding in 1984. The $43 million dollar restoration would take approximately two years, faithfully restoring the Benedum Center to look as the Stanley did on opening night in 1928. By following the very strict restoration standards set by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Commonwealth Bureau of Historic Preservation and the Historic Review Commission of Pennsylvania, the building is registered with the National Register of Historic Places.
Originally built as the Gayety Theater, the Byham Theater opened on Halloween night, 1904. It ran for many years as one of the country's foremost stage and vaudeville houses.
Cabaret at Theater Square
Home to fantastic musical productions, late-night entertainment, live music, and outstanding food, the Cabaret at Theater Square is the Cultural District’s newest performance venue providing unique live music and theatrical performances year-round.
Each year more than a half-million patrons attend symphony concerts and other attractions, ranging from Pops concerts to children's concerts to national Broadway touring shows.
The O’Reilly Theater
The O'Reilly is the Trust's only newly constructed theater and 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.
August Wilson Center
One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent throughout the world.