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Children's Theater Series: Discover Theater in These Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Written by: Evan Cuccaro

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to providing entertaining and affordable theater for parents and their children all over the Pittsburgh area. This year, to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Children’s Theater Series, we have a fantastic lineup all over the city that you and your children are sure to enjoy. Come celebrate with us and explore the city at one of these convenient locations, all while creating wonderful memories with your family during the 2019-2020 Children’s Theater Series!

South

map of the South Hills of Pittsburgh with Mt. Lebanon labeled

 

In 1969, the Children’s Theater Series started as Performing Arts for Children, kicking off its inaugural season in the beautiful Pittsburgh neighborhood of Mount Lebanon with Mister Rogers’ Neighbors. After 50 years of helping the South Pittsburgh area get access to affordable, family-fun theater the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust continues to host performances in Mt. Lebanon. For the 2019-2020 season, you and your family can enjoy shows like:

  • Judy Moody & Stink – November 23, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Mt. Lebanon High School
  • The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System – January 11, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Mellon Middle School
  • Diary of a Wombat – March 28, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Mellon Middle School

 

East

map of Greensburg

 

About 13 years after the debut of Performing Arts for Children, the programming line now known as the Family Series was introduced to the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Being our newest addition to the Children’s Theater Series, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to start moving its East performances to Greensburg to bring professional, international theater to families in this region. This season, you can take your family to see:

  • Judy Moody & Stink – November 20, 7 p.m., Greensburg-Salem High School
  • The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System – January 8, 7 p.m., Greensburg-Salem Middle School
  • Diary of a Wombat – March 25, 7 p.m., Greensburg-Salem High School

 

North

map of Warrendale and Wexford

 

Over the next ten years, the Family Series continued to expand to the other areas of Pittsburgh including the northern suburbs of the city. Families were now able to have more convenient options for seeing shows including two performance time for every show in the North. For the 2019-2020 season, you will be able to take your family to see:

  • Judy Moody & Stink – November 21, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School
  • The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System – January 9, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School
  • Diary of a Wombat – March 26, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School

 

West

map of Aliquippa, Ambridge, and Sewickley

 

Western Pittsburgh is also one of the many places that the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust includes in the Children’s Theater Festival. This season, families in Western Pittsburgh are able to see:

  • Judy Moody & Stink – November 22, 7 p.m., Hopewell High School
  • The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System – January 10, 7 p.m., Hopewell High School
  • Diary of a Wombat – March 27, 7 p.m., Hopewell High School

 

Butler

map of Bulter

 

For families in the Butler region of Pittsburgh, you and your family will be able to see shows like:

  • Judy Moody & Stink – November 24, 2 p.m., Seneca Valley Intermediate High School
  • The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System – January 12, 2 p.m., Seneca Valley Intermediate High School
  • Diary of a Wombat – March 22, 2 p.m., Seneca Valley Intermediate High School

 

Downtown Pittsburgh

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Located in the city’s Cultural District, the Byham Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh has been one of the home locations for the Children’s Theater Series’ productions since 1983. Several performance on the Children’s Theater Series are presented exclusively Downtown including:

  • Judy Moody & Stink – November 17, 2 p.m., and November 18, 10:15 a.m., Byham Theater
  • The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System – January 5, 2 p.m., and January 6, 10:15 a.m., Byham Theater
  • Diary of a Wombat – March 29, 2 p.m., Byham Theater

 

Ticketing and Information

We hope that you are just as excited about the 50th Birthday of the Children’s Theater Series as we are. There are ticket options for every family.

Season tickets: The best value!

5-show Package - $50
See every show and get great benefits like the best prices - 17% savings over single tickets! Plus, guaranteed seats for all shows in the performance location of your choice, unlimited exchanges, access to events and announcements.

Flex tickets: Pick & Choose

6-pack flex tickets for $66
Have the flexibility to pick based on what your family needs. Flex tickets can be redeemed across the Children’s Theater Series, EQT Children’s Theater Series, and EQT Children’s Theater Festival – perfect for families with busy schedules and kids in multiple age groups!

Single tickets: Pick your favorite!

Single tickets - $12 each
Select your family’s favorite show and get a preview of the great programming across the Children’s Theater Series.

Group Tickets: Theater is more fun when it is shared!

Group tickets - $10 each
Gather your friends, family, club, or school group for a special theater experience that you can have together.

Get tickets in your region or explore a new neighborhood with us!

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