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As Pittsburgh continues to rise as a culturally diverse and expressive community, the number of venues and theaters that patrons can visit to enjoy local art is expansive. We have a list of the best theaters in the Steel City to grab tickets and enjoy a show. Time to escape your apartment, tickets in hand —you don’t want to miss out on any of these hot spots!

Benedum Center

Nestled in the heart of the downtown Cultural District, the Benedum Center is one of Pittsburgh’s busiest venues for performances in the city. With 2,800 seats and elegant decor, locals can enjoy high-quality performances from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Pittsburgh Opera, and the Pittsburgh CLO. With seats filling fast, buy tickets before they’re gone.

Heinz Hall

If you’re a fan of classical music, then Heinz Hall should be your next Pittsburgh venue destination. Hosting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a number of live performances from well-known artists like Bob Dylan, this downtown destination is home to a number of musical delights. With 2,675 seats and grand decor, visitors can enjoy a glass of wine and a show that will knock your socks off.

Twitter: @HeinzHall

O’Reilly Theater

The Cultural District hosts the O’Reilly Theater, which is home for Pittsburgh’s Public Theater. With 650 seats and close proximity to other local venues and entertainment, a trip to this theater can easily become a night on the town. Enjoy dinner nearby at Six Penn Kitchen, a drink at Sienna Mercato, and all the beauty of the Steel City’s downtown lights.

Twitter: @ThePublicPGH

Byham Theater

Another downtown wonder, the Byham Theater offers a host of performances throughout the year. As part of the Cultural District, this theater highlights performing arts, including dance, music, theater, film, and family-friendly events. With 1,300 seats and plenty of surrounding restaurants with local eats to enjoy, this venue offers a perfect date night solution.

Twitter: @TheaterByham

The Manor

When it comes to theaters, Pittsburgh offers a variety of movie theater options. Located on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill, The Manor is a go-to movie theater for film lovers who enjoy independent films and documentaries, as they constantly showcase sought after films. Enjoy cocktails? You can stop by their bar and grab a gin and tonic with your popcorn.

Twitter: @TheManorTheater

Row House Cinema

A Lawrenceville favorite, Row House Cinema is a relatively new and hip location for locals to enjoy theme-oriented films. This theater has a single screen that showcases films based on new movie themes every week. Located right next to Bierport, residents can enjoy a local brew before their evening film. And, with a number of restaurants in the neighborhood, there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy a tasty meal before you sit down for the latest flick.

Twitter: @RowHouseCinema

Regardless of what type of theater you’re into, Pittsburgh offers a number of popular locations for entertainment and weekend excursions. Be sure to check them out and support your local art scene in the process.

Looking to have a meal before you go to the theater? Checkout these Steel City spots to grab a bite to eat on a budget!

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Hi, I'm Candice McDermott, a freelance writer and Pittsburgh resident. I'm a lover of all things quirky and fun, with a passion for writing, drinks, photography, DIY crafts, and great food! Feel free to checkout some of my other writings and introduce yourself. Cheers! Visit candicemcdermott.com.

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