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Spend a day off campus and explore the arts in the Cultural District!

Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for ticket discounts of up to 50% off select Pittsburgh Cultural Trust performances. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is the premiere performing and visual arts organization in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. 

Broadway and Theater

  • The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents an impressive lineup of musical theater year-round, including PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh and other theatrical hits from the Cohen & Grisby Trust Presents and Trust Rentals lines.

Ballet and Dance

  • Each year, the Trust's Pittsburgh Dance Council selects a lineup of world-class dance companies to perform in the city.

Live Music

  • The Trust-presents an impressive selection of live music all year round. In addition to our weekly free BNY Mellon JazzLive events and free musical performances at the annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, we offer live concerts for fans of all genres.

Lectures and Talks

  • As proponents of education through the arts, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust frequently invites notable influencers and literary figures to present their talks to the public, either as part of a Trust-run festival, or as individual talks.

Taking advantage of this opportunity is easy!

1. Click on your university’s logo and purchase your discounted tickets. If your university is not listed, please select OTHER UNIVERSITIES for a general university student option.

2. Pick up your ticket order at the venue's box office starting two hours prior to show time. Bring a form of valid student identification (ID card, transcript, report card, or other proof of enrollment)

3. Before entering the venue, review our bag policy, code of conduct and prohibited items policies in the Safety & Security Page.
Prohibited items include laptops, water bottles, oversized bags, and outside food.

4. Enjoy the show!

Prices, shows, and seating are subject to tour requirements and availability. Some restrictions may apply.

Other Ways to Save

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust offers a number of free and low cost opportunities for students to engage in the city through the arts, including annual public art festivals, four Gallery Crawls per year, and a number of classes & workshops taught by leading arts educators in Pittsburgh.

Take a look at what upcoming events are available. Bring your friends and your energy!

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