Launched in an era when theater in Western Pennsylvania seemed a growing extinction, PPT has, since it completed its first season in 1975, become a major player on the regional scene. With a six-show lineup featuring area premieres, ambitious classics, and usually a new take on a musical, PPT’s stellar reputation has helped launch debut stagings by playwrights as diverse as Horton Foote, August Wilson and Andrew Lloyd Webber. A Bonus series offers the best in comedy from groups like The Second City and Reduced Shakespeare Company. The Public’s dazzling venue, the O’Reilly Theatre features a state of the art three-quarter thrust stage, allowing audiences the most intimate experience in large scale production. The Pub on the O’Reilly’s second floor is open for pre-show drinks and a light snack.
Pittsburgh Public Theater Information
- Public Transportation: Very good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Tuesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: $30–$60, $15 tickets available for full-time students or anyone 26 and younger, seniors get tickets for half-price one hour before the show, discounts available for groups of 10 or more, no ticket exchanges for non-subscribers
- Subscriptions: Six-Show $126–$267, Six-voucher Flex plans $258–$309. Benefits include ticket exchanges and dining/shopping discounts.