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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Explore the Cultural District

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The Cultural District, a project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is home to Downtown's dynamic art and entertainment scene. Discover a multitude of choices for live entertainment, contemporary music, modern dance, visual art and thought-provoking theater, as well as classical music, opera, ballet, popular musical theater, film, and more. You can find new and exciting things to do year-round in the Cultural District.

Located between the Convention Center and Stanwix Street in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, the 14-square block Cultural District encompasses over 90 retail shops, 50 dining establishments, seven world-class theaters, eight public parks and art installations and a dozen art galleries. Visit our facilities page and plan your visit section for more information on Cultural District destinations. 

The Cultural District attracts over 2,000,000 patrons annually, offering a cultural variety unmatched by many U.S. cities.

Whether you're planning a romantic night on the town, a family outing or making time for friends, the Cultural District offers something for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, member companies of the Cultural District  include: 

Pittsburgh Ballet TheatrePittsburgh CLOPittsburgh OperaPittsburgh Public TheaterPittsburgh Symphony and August Wilson Center for African American Culture

The Cultural District is home to the city’s High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Additional organizations that regularly utilize Cultural District theaters and spaces include:

BricolageFuture TenantPittsburgh FilmmakersPittsburgh Musical TheaterOpera Theater of PittsburghWQED - Carolyn M. Byham 89.3fm Studio