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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Department can help your group make a trip to the Cultural District and learn about the arts in a meaningful way.

If you have any questions or to take advantage of this program, call 412-471-6079 or email

Cultural District ArtsEXCURSIONS

PANORAMIC THEATER DAYS provides your group access to the arts like never before! Take a scene from one of the Trust's Broadway shows and build the sets, lights, costumes, and sound to recreate the scene in two hours. Afterwards, see where it all happens, with a special backstage tour of the Benedum Center! This excursion is 4-5 hours and starts at $300 for groups of 20+.

PATTERNS OF PRIDE: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE begins with a musical call and response to establish a supportive sense of community and cultivate positive energy. Then, we rotate between multiple stations where students and teachers will engage with a variety of activities connected to African-American art traditions, such as a rhythm relay based on stepping and stick drumming and beaded bracelets inspired by Gambian designs. Our time together comes to an end with a joyful collective dance. This excursion is offered every Wednesday, February 5-March 4, 2020 | For Grades K-8 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | $300 per group of 30, maximum 60 students per day

STEAM-Y SCULPTURES takes a deep dive into the structure of sculptures and learn how to engineer self-supporting 3-D creations using only paper. The day begins with rotating workshops where you will learn the basics of 3-D paper sculpture. Then attendees will collaborate with peers to create dynamic pom-pom playgrounds, again using only paper and your own ingenuity. This excursion is offered every Tuesday, May 5-26, 2020 | For Grades K-5 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | $300 per group of 30, maximum 60 students per day

Performance Add On Experiences

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSIONS are a quick, simple way to bring groups “up to speed” prior to the performance. These events take place in the Cultural District an hour before the performance start time and last approximately 20-30 minutes. These discussions are informal lecture-style with the opportunity to ask questions following the chat. Cost: $100.00 for a group of 60 or more

CUSTOMIZED PRE-SHOW WORKSHOPS are designed specifically for your group's needs, up to two hours before the performance. One of our Teaching Artists will create a workshop for your group that connects to the play or musical you are about to see. These workshops can also happen the week prior to the performance at your school! Multiple classroom sessions available upon request. Cost: starting at $200

Study Guides and Teacher Resources

Bringing a group of students to one of the Trust’s shows? Check out these study guides and teacher’s packs to connect back to the classroom.

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Study Guides