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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 CenterSPACE, the 707 & 709 Galleries943 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.

 

North Shore

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.

 

Station Square

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/.

 

Oakland

Located east of downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland is home to the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

 

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