Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre began over 30 years ago as a small theater-playhouse company. As it’s grown, it has toured the country extensively, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. It’s home to a reputable company of 30 professional dancers and a nationally recognized training school.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre offers ample opportunity for audiences to connect and learn more about the work it’s presenting. These include Insights, informal talks with guest artists held prior to performances, and Afterthoughts, post-performance discussions with company staff and artists. Subscribers may be interested in Talks with Terry on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m., informal conversations held in the theater (just prior to subscriber matinées) and hosted by Artistic Director Terrence Orr. For families, the Family Pointe is a pre-performance program built to entertain children ages 5 to 14. Additionally, Pittsburgh Ballet holds occasional open rehearsals on Wednesday evenings with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to interact with the company’s artists.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Information
- Other Venues: Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Four programs each year, plus the annual Nutcracker. Each program has three performances over one weekend. The Nutcracker runs for about two weeks in December
- Ticket Prices: $20–$90. Students can buy $10 tickets to student matinées. University students can also purchase discounted tickets through drop boxes on select campuses
- Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount. Groups of 50 or more receive up to a 30% discount. Motor coach and college groups receive up to a 30% discount
- Subscriptions: Subscriptions are available for three, four, or five shows. Prices vary according to seating area selection. Benefits include guaranteed parking at Theater Square Garage and advance ticket sales notice
- Membership: Donor fees start at $50 and include a 10% discount at the PBT Boutique.