Downtown - Cultural District
The Cultural District is a 14 square block area along Penn and Liberty Avenues in downtown Pittsburgh that offers a multitude of performing arts venues, art galleries and restaurants to enjoy. The David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the majority of participating hotels are within easy walking distance of The Cultural District.
- Heinz Hall: Cornerstone of the Cultural District, Heinz Hall is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and is an outstanding concert hall and showplace. Heinz Hall seats 2,661 people. Please visit http://culturaldistrict.org/venues/heinz-hall for further information.
- Benedum Center: Home to the Pittsburgh Opera and Broadway productions, the Benedum Center is the largest performing arts venue downtown at 2,800 seats. Please visit http://culturaldistrict.org/venues/benedum-center for further information.
- Byham Theater: The Byham offers a variety of programming from musical acts to dance and seats 1,313 people. Please visithttp://culturaldistrict.org/venues/byham-theater for further information.
- O'Reilly Theater: Home to the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the O'Reilly features theater with a contemporary edge and seats 650 people. Please visit http://culturaldistrict.org/venues/oreilly-theater for further information.
- Cabaret at Theater Square: The Cabaret offers unique live music and theatrical performances year-round and seats 150 people.
- August Wilson Center for African-American Culture: Home to a 472-seat theater and education center. Please visit http://culturaldistrict.org/pages/aacc for further information. The August Wilson Center is in the process of re-opening under the new owner, the African-American Cultural Center.
Other unique venues in The Cultural District include the Toonseum, a museum devoted exclusively to the cartoon arts (http://www.toonseum.org/). The Cultural District also is home to the Wood Street Galleries, the Trust Arts Education Center, SPACE, the 707 & 709 Galleries, 943 Gallery and 937 Gallery.
Please visit: http://culturaldistrict.org/, http://trustarts.org/visit/facilities/ and http://trustarts.org/about/rental/ for complete details on The Cultural District and rental of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust spaces. There are several outstanding restaurants in The Cultural District that would enable attendees to enjoy a fantastic night of dinner/theater entertainment.
Downtown - Strip District
The Strip District is a one-half square mile area northeast of downtown Pittsburgh that was home to the area's wholesale produce business. Named for the narrow strip of land that it occupies, the Strip District is now home to a wonderful collection of ethnic food stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Please visit: http://www.neighborsinthestrip.com/.
- Senator John Heinz History Center: The largest history museum in Pennsylvania offers extensive permanent and rotating exhibit collections and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For facility rental, please visit: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/rentals/our-spaces. The Heinz History Center is within a short walk of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and could accommodate up to 3,000 guests with a full-facility rental.
- Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum: The Sports Museum is located within the Heinz History Center and captures the history of Pittsburgh sports. Please visit: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/sportsMuseum.aspx.
- 'Burgh Bits & Bites Tour: This company offers wonderful cultural food/history tours throughout the Strip District and attendees can sample many of the area's eateries and learn about the history of the Strip District. For tour information, please visit: http://burghfoodtour.com/.
- The Roberto Clemente Museum: Engine House 25 (a former firehouse) houses the Roberto Clemente Museum and special event space. The museum tells the story of Roberto Clemente, one of the most noted athletes in Pittsburgh history. A wine tasting of Engine House wines (http://eh25.com/) can be arranged in the museum’s cellar. For facility rental, please visit: http://www.enginehouse25.com/and http://www.clementemuseum.com/.
- Wigle Whiskey: Explore Pittsburgh’s history as the birthplace of American whiskey and the craft distillery located on-site. For tours and private event information, please visit links: https://www.wiglewhiskey.com/visit-wigle/private-events and https://www.wiglewhiskey.com/.
- Society for Contemporary Craft: For facility rental information, please visit: http://www.contemporarycraft.org/SCC/Rent_our_Space_2.html.
The North Shore is the area directly across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh and is the hub of sports and entertainment activity in the city.
- Heinz Field: Home to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, Heinz Field could accommodate a group either inside its facility or outside. For facility rental, please visit: http://www.steelers.com/tickets-and-stadium/book-an-event.html. The Great Hall offers an array of exhibits and memorabilia tracing the history of the six-time Super Bowl champions.
- PNC Park: Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball, PNC Park could accommodate events in several of its event spaces. For facility rental, please visit: http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/pit/ballpark/supplemental_events.jsp.
- Stage AE: Stage AE is a multi-purpose entertainment complex located between PNC Park and Heinz Field that hosts concerts year-round. Stage AE can be rented for a private concert and the music hall accommodates 2,200 guests inside (and 5,000 attendees outside). For facility rental, please visit: http://promowestlive.com/special_events#pittsburgh.
- Carnegie Science Center/Highmark Sportsworks: Located adjacent to Heinz Field, the Carnegie Science Center is one of the four prestigious Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and could accommodate events in several of its event spaces. The Carnegie Science Center is home to the Rangos Omnimax Theater and the Buhl Planetarium. For facility rental, please visit: http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/visit/special-event-rentals/.
- Rivers Casino: Located adjacent to Carnegie Science Center, Rivers Casino is Pittsburgh's premier destination for gaming, dining and entertainment. Rivers Casino has a 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom available for rental. Please visit: http://www.riverscasino.com/pittsburgh/.
- Andy Warhol Museum: One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum dedicated to a single artist and celebrates the art and life of Andy Warhol. For facility rental, please visit: http://www.warhol.org/museum/facilityrentals/.
- National Aviary: The National Aviary is the nation's premier bird zoo. For facility rental, please visit: http://www.aviary.org/corporate-events.
- The Mattress Factory Art Museum: The Mattress Factory is a unique contemporary museum of room-sized installation art. For facility rental, please visit: For facility rental, please visit: http://site.mattress.org/content/facility-rentals and http://site.mattress.org/content/private-events.
- Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: For facility rental, please visit: https://pittsburghkids.org/birthdays-rentals/museum-rentals/museum-rental-spaces.
Station Square is a restaurant/entertainment complex located directly across the Monongahela River from downtown and can be accessed easily by the Light Rail "T" service or walking over the Smithfield Street Bridge.
- Gateway Clipper Fleet: The Gateway Clipper Fleet has five boats available for public cruises and private charter rentals. The Gateway Clipper Fleet is based in Station Square by the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. For rental, please visit: http://www.gatewayclipper.com/private-parties/corporate/.
- Highmark Stadium: Home to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League. The stadium opened in 2013 and seats approximately 5,000 people. For facility rental, please visit: http://highmarkstadium.com/book-an-event/.
- Duquesne Incline: This century-old cable car has been in operation since 1877 and is only one of only two inclines remaining in Pittsburgh. Ride the cable car to the top of Mount Washington and enjoy a view of downtown Pittsburgh that has been rated one of the top ten cityscape views in the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.duquesneincline.org/.
- Grand Concourse: This historic restaurant is located across the Monongahela River from downtown in the Station Square complex. This venue can accommodate up to 700 ppl. For more information, please visit: http://www.muer.com/grand-concourse/locations.asp.
- Just Ducky Tours: Offering Pittsburgh’s only land and water tour. Please visit: http://www.justduckytours.com/.
- Segway Pittsburgh Experience Center: Offering guided tours with its highly trained Segway PT tour guides: Please visit: https://segwaypittsburgh.com/.
- Molly’s Trolleys: Molly’s Trolleys is a leader in the Pittsburgh tour/sightseeing market. Please visit: https://www.mollystrolleyspittsburgh.com/.
Located east of downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland is home to the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
- Carnegie Museum of Art: Located in the Carnegie Institute complex, the Carnegie Museum of Art is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Situated in the same building as the Carnegie Music Hall and Carnegie Museum of Natural History, this "combined" venue serves as a spectacular event location. For facility rental, please visit: http://www.cmoa.org/special-events/ andhttp://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=30.
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: One of the nation's oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses, the Phipps Conservatory would serve as a unique venue for a special event. President Obama selected the Phipps Conservatory as the host site for the official welcome dinner for the G-20 Summit in 2009. Phipps also has become a strong advocate for advanced green-building practices and is home to the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, a dynamic education, research and administration facility. For facility rental, please visit:http://phipps.conservatory.org/plan-your-special-occasion/corporate-meetings-and-retreats.aspx.
- Frick Pittsburgh: The museum and its collections are the legacy of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick, one of America’s greatest industrialists and art collectors. Guests can view fine and decorative arts and artifacts, magnificent exhibitions and vintage cars and carriages. For facility rental, please visit: http://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/information/siterental.php.
- Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Home to contemporary art installations and a wonderful gift store. For facility rental, please visit: http://center.pfpca.org/special-events and http://center.pfpca.org/special-events/spaces-and-pricing.
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: Located in the Highland Park neighborhood, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a refreshing and invigorating setting for a group event. It also is one of a select group of zoos that have an aquarium on-site (six total). For facility rental, please visit: http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/Events/CorpTailorEvents or http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/Events/meetings.