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Pittsburgh: Venues

Pittsburgh Venues: Venues Around Pittsburgh

Below are our Pittsburgh Venues recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Pittsburgh Art.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

This 65,000 square foot complex, located right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, is one of two major art institutions named after the great Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native, August Wilson.

The AWCAAC is devoted to “preserving, presenting, interpreting, and celebrating the art, culture and history of African Americans.” Here, people from the community and beyond can experience dance, theater, music, history, film, visual arts, and more, all …more…


French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss used the term bricolage to mean “the innovative use of what’s at hand”. The Bricolage theatre company has based its artistic philosophy on this idea, aiming to create new theatre using the unique resources available in the Pittsburgh region.

Since 2001 the company has played a major role in the city’s cultural life, presenting numerous original works as well as adaptations of classic theatre, collaborations and interactive experiences, …more…

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PCT) came into being in the 1980s, a difficult time for the city’s economic and cultural livelihood. Jack Heinz, local public figure and then chairman of the H.J. Heinz Company, embarked on an ambitious campaign (assembling a team including his son, future Senator John Heinz) to rejuvenate the city through support for the arts.  Beginning with Heinz Hall (designed as the new home for the Pittsburgh Symphony), …more…