Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is the epicenter for downtown’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene, featuring classical music, ballet, opera, and musical theater. Encompassing 14 blocks between the Convention Center and Stanwix Street, the district is also home to a dozen art galleries, lovely green spaces, and a wide variety of shops and restaurants.
If you’re planning a trip to Pittsburgh, explore the calendar to find out what’s happening during your visit.
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Stay in the heart of the Cultural District at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. We’re located in the landmark Fulton Building and within walking distance of the district’s top theaters and concert venues.
101 6th St | 1 Minute Walking Distance
Built in 1903, the Gayety Theater showcased its first event on Halloween night of 1904. For years, Gayety was widely considered as one of the nation’s top stage and vaudeville houses. Renovated and renamed in 1995, Byham Theater still has an annual calendar that teems with exciting events—from dance and musical theater, to film and family-friendly shows.
600 Penn Ave | 0.1 Mile
Home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is a landmark destination in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. A grand concert hall and showplace, complete with shimmering chandeliers, Italian marble, and plush red velvet interiors, this venue offers year-round entertainment, including symphony concerts, Broadway productions, kid-friendly shows, and more.
237 7th St | 0.2 Miles
The 2,800 seat Benedum Center is an expansion of the historic Stanley Theater. Listed with the National Register for Historic Places, this venue has been delighting audiences with concerts, ballet, Broadway, and musical theater since 1928.
Explore Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Facilities & Spaces for more information on theaters located in the Cultural District.
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