Welcome to the
Office of PITT ARTS!

We are here to support you as you explore your passions and identify your purpose. PITT ARTS is dedicated to helping Pitt students in all majors and academic disciplines discover and attend performances, tours and hands-on activities– known as our Free Arts Encounters. Undergraduates at the Pittsburgh campus enjoy more than 100 Free Arts Encounters, Free Museum Visits, our Cheap Seats program and Artful Wednesdays.  Graduate and Professional Students at the Pittsburgh campus are offered Free Museum Visits, Artful Wednesdays, and may purchase Cheap Seats. Faculty and Staff at the Pittsburgh campus may purchase Cheap Seats and are welcome to see Artful Wednesdays performances via PITT ARTS. We are excited to connect you with the vibrant arts and culture scene of Pittsburgh!

PITT ARTS Offices and Hours for Spring 2023

824 WPU, Annabelle Clippinger: In-person Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Remote Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

431 WPU, Linnea Glick: In-person Wednesday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Remote Monday & Tuesday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Contact pittarts@pitt.edu with inquiries

PITT ARTS is following current guidance from public health authorities including the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Allegheny County Health Department in regards to our programming.



The arts get us thinking deeply, make us laugh, cause us to question the world as it is, help to build a diverse community, celebrate international awareness, beautify our world and nurture our spirits. These are but a few ways that the arts make our lives that much richer.

Free Arts Encounters:

For Pitt Oakland Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates have the unique opportunity to attend our Free Arts Encounters programs. PITT ARTS brings registered, full-time, Oakland campus undergraduate students to 85 Arts Encounters a year. This includes trips to the symphony, opera, ballet, films, concerts, galleries, and the theater. We provide transportation and tickets.

Also, there is always a socio-educational component that offers a context for the encounter, such as e-mailed essays, discussions with artists, or hands-on workshops.

Undergraduates need to opt in to receive our weekly Arts Newsletter to their Pitt email every Monday in which upcoming Arts Encounters are described in detail.

To subscribe click HERE.




Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Pittsburgh Opera
Friday, March 31
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 10:10 p.m.

Jealousy. Sorcery. Vengeance. Forbidden love. Verdi’s powerful drama set in 16th century Spain has it all for a sensational night out, with one rousing aria and chorus after another. The story follows Count di Luna, who is obsessed with the young noblewoman, Leonora. She instead is in love with a mysterious stranger who serenades her every night. Famous for its thunderous “Anvil Chorus,” experience opera at its most operatic in this hot-blooded, high-stakes performance.
Pitt undergraduate students with a valid Pittsburgh campus ID register at www.pittarts.org


Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, April 2
Start Time: 1:40 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 4:30 p.m.

In Rachmaninoff’s final composition, we hear a culmination of his multifaceted career in the thoughtful, sometimes mournful, Symphonic Dances. Also on this program, hear Francesco Piemontesi perform Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, alongside Unsuk Chin’s forcefully brilliant work, subito con forza. This is the very last Spring Free Arts Encounter at the Symphony!
Pitt undergraduate students with a valid Pittsburgh campus ID register at www.pittarts.org


PITT ARTS Student Advisory Board

PITT ARTS seeks undergraduate Pitt students who wish to be on our Student Advisory Board to advise PITT ARTS with our Arts Encounters and other needs. Students should be familiar with PITT ARTS prior to applying. We hope to fill the Student Advisory Board this summer and begin the full process in the fall of 2022.

Please write Annabelle Clippinger, PITT ARTS Director at abelle@pitt.edu with “Arts Advisory Board” in the subject line.