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Theaters and Theater Companies

Pittsburgh Region Directories


Theaters and Theater Companies in Pittsburgh

  • Alumni Theater Company
    The mission of the Alumni Theater Company is to create work that represents the unique perspective of young artists growing up in an urban environment and to provide quality performing arts training for talented, committed youth in grades 6-12.
  • Attack Theatre
    Attack Theatre creates and performs unique dance presentations that blend multi-media, live music and traditional forms.
  • barebones productions
    Barebones is a Pittsburgh theatre company whose mission is to use only the "bare essentials" needed in producing character driven stories and crafting edgy, thought-provoking theatre with simple production elements for maximum impact.
  • Bricolage Adventurous Theater
    Making artful use of what’s at hand, Bricolage uses the distinctive resources of the Pittsburgh region to create theatrical events that stimulate a heightened sense of involvement for the audience.
  • Broadway in Pittsburgh
    A touring production that presents touring Broadway shows at downtown Pittsburgh theaters.
  • Caravan Theatre of Pittsburgh
    Read more about this theater company in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Caravan Theatre makes its comeback exploring the life of Philip K. Dick.
  • Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama
    Future theater professionals train in the oldest degree-granting drama program in the United States, offering comprehensive, professional training since its foundation in 1914.  A nationally known program. Includes current season for the Phillip Chosky Theatre, the Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theatre, and the John Wells Television Studio. They run a Mainstage Series, a Studio Series.
  • City Theatre
    Located in the South Side, their website includes information on their current season (October - May). City Theatre is a professional, not-for-profit performing arts organization whose mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge diverse audiences.
  • The Gemini Theater Company
    The Gemini Theater produces original, interactive, musical children's performances which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. Located at The Factory, 7501 Penn Ave, lower level, Point Breeze.
  • Kelly-Strayhorn Community Performing Arts Center
    Named after Gene Kelly - Broadway & Hollywood Dancer, Director, and Choreographer - and Billy Strayhorn - Pianist, Composer, Lyricist, and arranger of jazz music, the Kelly-Strayhorn, the Kelly-Strayhorn Center is located in East Liberty.
  • McKeesport Little Theater
    Founded in 1960, the McKeesport Little Theater offers the community a chance to perform in or attend 4 plays each season.
  • New Hazlett Theater
    The New Hazlett Theater is located at 6 Allegheny Square East on the Northside.
  • Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO)
    Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Pittsburgh CLO is a not-for-profit arts organization that appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year. Website includes their summer performance schedule of Broadway musicals (June through August).
  • Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Inc.
    Dedicated to producing high quality Irish, English and classical works.
  • Pittsburgh Musical Theater
    Formerly Gargaro Productions, a company presenting quality musical theater with a mission to educate youth. Also includes information on the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory which provides training in dance, acting, voice and musical theater studies.
  • The Pittsburgh New Works Festival
    A local arts organization that presents a series of one-act plays each fall. These plays originate from playwrights whose scripts are submitted in the spring and then judged, with the winning plays presented during the festival. In recent years, there have been 12 main stage plays produced each fall. In addition, the PNWF also presents several children's plays each fall.
  • Pittsburgh Playhouse
    Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University is a three-theatre performing arts center with four resident companies producing professional theatre, Playhouse Jr. for family audiences and conservatory theatre, dance and musicals.
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater
    Pittsburgh's largest professional theater. Now performing in the new O'Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh's downtown cultural district.
  • Pittsburgh Savoyards
    Performing Gilbert and Sullivan musicals at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie.
  • Prime Stage Theatre
    PrimeStage is the region’s nationally recognized theatre company that “brings literature to life” through theatrical and educational experiences that entertain, educate, and enrich families, adolescents, and educators. Located at the New Hazlett Theatre, Allegheny Square, North Side.
  • Quantum Theater
    a professional theater whose vision is that theatrical experience can and should break barriers of known expectations for artist and audience. Quantum searches internationally for plays and directors and presents them in unusual spaces.
  • Saltworks Theatre Company
    Saltworks is a non-profit, professional arts company which has addressed the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children, youth, and families through the creation and performance of contemporary dramatic works for over 30 years. Saltworks was founded on the belief that lives can be positively changed through the power of live theater. With the motto of "Process Over Product," Saltworks focuses on helping students develop not only theatrical skills but confidence, focus and enthusiasm in a positive and highly supportive environment. Classes and performance opportunities are offered all year long.
  • South Park Theatre
    Established in 1994, South Park Theatre is a non-profit company dedicated to bringing quality, affordable live theatre to the residents of Western PA. It offers eight productions, including musicals, from early spring to late fall, as well as productions for children in the summer.
  • Squonk Opera
    "Squonk Opera 'shatters the boundaries between music and theatrics,' weaving multimedia performance together with a live music concert that the Washington Post called "Debussy meets Godzilla," although the band suspects that may have been an insult."
  • Stage 62
    a non-profit theater group which produces four shows each year at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Historical information about past productions and actors is also available on their pages.
  • Stage & Steel Productions
    a community based theatrical society located in the greater Pittsburgh area. Stage & Steel strives to create unique productions based in a variety of genres, including Medieval, Renaissance, and even modern theatre.
  • Stage Right
    Stage Right is a school for the performing arts and professional theatre company located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Its mission is to bring high-quality, professional musical theatre productions and education to Westmoreland County and the surrounding areas at affordable prices.
  • University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre
    The current productions of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • The Unseam'd Shakespeare Company
    dedicated to rediscovering and reinventing classic plays for modern audiences.

Theaters Near Pittsburgh

  • Apple Hill Play House
    Located in Delmont, the Apple Hill Play House is a non-profit community theatre organization providing quality theatre, educational outlets, and children's programming to Westmoreland County and surrounding area residents.
  • Erie Playhouse
    in case you take a quick trip up north!
  • Greensburg Civic Theatre
    A volunteer-based, community theatre in Westmoreland County operating for more than 50 years.
  • IUP Lively Arts
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents a variety of musicals and plays at their campus in Indiana, PA, 1 hour northeast of Pittsburgh.
  • Little Lake Theatre
    Founded in 1949, Little Lake Theatre offers live theater in Canonsburg, southwest of Pittsburgh. The also offer productions for young audiences through their summer Looking Glass Theatre and Fall Family Matinees.
  • McCaffery Mysteries
    A murder mystery dinner theater company providing murder mysteries to local restaurants. Finleyville, PA.
  • Mountain Playhouse
    Located in the Laurel Highlands east of Pittsburgh in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania
  • State Theatre Center for the Arts
    The State Theatre Center for the Arts is located in Uniontown PA, approximately 50 miles south of Pittsburgh with a season that runs October through May.

Last updated Thursday December 06 2012.