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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our Cheap Seats Partners have been canceled or postponed performances. Please visit PITT ARTS’ COVID-19 Arts Update page to learn about Pittsburgh Arts and Culture closures, cancellations and postponed events.

To purchase discounted Pittsburgh Cultural District offerings online click HERE.

The Pittsburgh Cultural District includes:

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Pittsburgh CLO/CLO Cabaret

City Theatre tickets click HERE to purchase student tickets online or click HERE for faculty/staff/Osher tickets. Discounts NOT VALID on Opening Night and Saturday 5:30 p.m. performances.

Quantum Theatre tickets for undergraduate and graduate students can be purchased by calling 412-362-1713.

PICT Classic Theatre, Renaissance & Baroque/Chatham Baroque and Calliope: Pittsburgh Folk Music Society can be purchased at the links found below.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
All performances at Heinz Hall, Downtown
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. Be sure to click on the appropriate PROMO CODE for discounted tickets. Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets!

Opening Weekend Celebration
September 24 – 26, 2021
Students $15, $20 & $25, Faculty/Staff start at $25.14
Tchaikovsky poured his soul into symphonies that would express his anguish and passions as no music had ever dared to. After 18 months, Manfred Honeck returns to Heinz Hall to conduct Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. And Hélène Grimaud performs Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in G.


Swingin’ at the Club
October 1 – 3, 2021
Students $15, $20 & $25, Faculty/Staff start at $14.74
Smokey. And sultry. Byron Stripling’s first concerts as conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony’s PNC Pops – Swingin’ at the Club – From the smooth elegance of Duke Ellington, to the hi-de-ho swing of Cab Calloway.


Mendelssohn’s “Scottish”
October 8 – 10, 2021
Students $15, $20 & $25, Faculty/Staff start at $25.14
Mendelssohn’s serene Third Symphony was inspired by his Scottish highland holiday. Acclaimed conductor Osmo Vanska leads this, plus Beethoven’s heroic “Egmont” Overture. And the Orchestra’s Lorna McGhee plays the Pittsburgh Symphony premiere of “Wing of the Dream” by Kaija Sarriaho, her widely-praised Concerto for Flute and Orchestra.


Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
October 22 – 24, 2021
Students $15, $20 & $25, Faculty/Staff start at $25.14
This is one of the most beloved, most passionate Piano Concertos in the entire repertoire. Jan Lisiecki joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto. And guest conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads Brahms’ lyrical Second Symphony, and opens with an overture by Louise Farrenc, who defied France’s conservatories to become one of the most brilliant composers of her generation.


Tchaikovsky’s Fiery “Little Russian”
October 29 – 31, 2021
Students $15, $20 & $25, Faculty/Staff start at $25.14
STRAVINSKY: Suite from Pulcinella
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Opera tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. Be sure to click on the appropriate PROMO CODE for discounted tickets.

Visit http://culturaldistrict.org/group-sales/pitt to purchase discounted tickets!


The Magic Flute by Mozart
November 6 – 14, 2021, Benedum Center
$11, $21 & $36 for Students, $21, $31 & $46 for Faculty/Staff
Young Prince Tamino embarks on a hero’s quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina from Sarastro’s clutches. Along the way, he learns that things aren’t always as they seem. Aided by a magic flute, and accompanied by his trusty sidekick Papageno the bird catcher, Tamino pursues truth and reason, love and enlightenment.


Carmen by Georges Bizet
March 26 – April 3, 2022, Benedum Center
$11, $21 & $36 for Students, $21, $31 & $46 for Faculty/Staff
Set in 1830 Seville, Spain, Carmen is a roller-coaster of lust, deception, and murder. Fiery free-spirit Carmen, who lives her life to the fullest, can have any man she wants. But when she seduces naïve Corporal Don José, she gets more than she bargains for.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Pittsburgh Ballet tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. Be sure to click on the appropriate PROMO CODE for discounted tickets. Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets!

Students $17, $26, $33, $64 & $83
Faculty/Staff $22, $32, $44, $69 & $86


Season Premiere with the PBT Orchestra
October 22 – 24, 2021
Benedum Center
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre makes its triumphant return to the Benedum Center with a Season Premiere of four distinct works that capture the essence and evolution of the art form. Ballet’s innovative future is exemplified by Helen Pickett’s vivacious Petal and a world premiere work by Jennifer Archibald. Experience Balanchine’s glittering Diamonds, an embodiment of the precision and grace of the classical tradition set to the music of Tchaikovsky, and Victor Gsovsky’s exacting Grand Pas Classique.


The Nutcracker
December 10 – 29, 2021
Benedum Center
Snow settles on the Steel City as a wonderful adventure begins in PBT’s The Nutcracker. Join Marie, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey into the Land of Enchantment. Five fanciful scenes, over 150 unique costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score make The Nutcracker a can’t-miss holiday tradition.

Alice in Wonderland
February 11 – 13, 2022
Benedum Center
Step into a surreal world of outlandish illusion, dreamlike scenery and your favorite Lewis Carroll characters in Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland. A whimsical medley of Tchaikovsky’s music provides the perfect backdrop to the madness of deranged tea parties, unhinged games of croquet and extraordinary dance.


Swan Lake with the PBT Orchestra
May 6 – 15, 2022
Benedum Center
Classical precision, superb storytelling and Tchaikovsky’s seminal score collide to create one of ballet’s most iconic works of art. The beautiful Odette, cursed to live as a swan, meets the prince who could break the spell – but the wicked Von Rothbart has plans of his own. Artistic Director Susan Jaffe’s own acclaimed history culminates in a new restaging of Swan Lake.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. Be sure to click on the appropriate PROMO CODE for discounted tickets. Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets! Please be advised that there is a $4 charge ticket handling fee.

BNY Mellon Presents JazzLive
Erich Bergen

Monday, October 11, 2021, 9:30 PM
Greer Cabaret Theater, $23.25 & $28.25
Erich Bergen makes his Pittsburgh concert debut offering a high-energy show filled with a mix of music and stories from his successful career on stage and screen. Filled with songs from the Great American Songbook all the way through today’s top hits, Erich and his band will have you laughing, crying, and singing along for the entire show.

Kurt Elling
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 8 PM
Cabaret Theater, $21.25 & $26.25
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Elling’s most recent release, Secrets Are the Best Stories, continues the explorations begun on his Grammy-nominated The Questions, delving even deeper into life’s most challenging philosophical puzzles alongside renowned pianist Danilo Pérez. Whether transforming timeless standards or crafting his own enthralling originals, Elling balances elegant lyricism and technical mastery with emotional depth and keen observations into the human condition.


PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh
The Band’s Visit
October 28 – Oct 31, 2021
Benedum Center, $29, $66.35, $79.85 & $102
In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

January 4 – 9, 2021

Benedum Center, $29, $66.35, $79.85 & $102
Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway comes an Oklahoma! that looks and sounds like America today. Funny and sexy, provocative, and probing, “A smashing Oklahoma! is reborn.” Without changing a word of text, this bold interpretation “lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.”

Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Love Canon
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7 PM
Byham Theater, $18.63, $20.63, $23.13 & $30.63
Warning. If you like your Grateful Dead songs performed in their original way, or if you prefer traditional bluegrass, this is not the project for you. If you like singing along to Dead songs in that song’s normal tempo but dancing double time to the music, this is definitely your jam. Keller’s Grateful Grass delivers anything-but-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites.

Shake & Holla

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Byham Theater, $42.50, $47 & $60
Shake & Holla is a brand-new tour that showcases foot-stomping Mississippi “hill country” blues and the funky, syncopated sounds of New Orleans brass.


Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Byham Theater, $33.50, $42.50 & $51.50
Join host Emily Connor (Emily Marsh) and the world’s greatest – and only – movie riffing robots, Tom Servo (Conor McGiffin), Crow (Nate Begle), and GPC (Yvonne Freese), as they take you on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the film Making Contact, imposed by Mad Scientist, Mega-Synthia (Yvonne Freese).


Black Violin: Give Thanks
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Byham Theater, $34, $43 & $52
For 17 years, Black Violin has been merging string arrangements with modern beats and vocals and building bridges in communities along the way.


A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage
Friday, December 3, 2021
Byham Theater, $29.50, $38.50 & $47.50
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Benedum Center, $29, $43, $70
Just like the original, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City. 


Liberty Magic
Chris Capehart in Journey of the Master
October 6 – 29, 2021
Tickets start at $34.19
If you want to earn the journey, master the moment. Journey of the Master is the amazing true story of Chris Capehart and how he came to be regarded as “one of the important forces in magic today.” Chris’ one-man tour-de-force transforms century’s old magical props into modern, mind blowing, close-up illusions. Journey of the Master combines wit, comedy, and deception to amaze and thrill.

Jade in A Woman’s Touch
November 3 – 28, 2021

Tickets start at $34.19
A Woman’s Touch is an intriguing look at how magic and reality coexist in our lives. Not just the for the magician but for everyone. The “world of the unexplained” will be explored in each performance. We all have a story to tell. And as Jade shares her unique history and her magic, the audience is invited to be a part of the show. Cast away your preconceptions and enter a magical world where one can question what is possible, with excitement and delight.

Emporium Presents
The Fab Four – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
Friday, October 29, 2021, 8 PM
Byham Theater, $21.25, $26.25 & $31.25
If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

Pittsburgh Public Theater
All performances at the O’Reilly Theater, Downtown

Pittsburgh Public Theater tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. Be sure to click on the appropriate PROMO CODE for discounted tickets. Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets!

Students $16.50, Faculty/Staff $27.50

The Chief
October 20 – November 7, 2021

Go behind the steel curtain with Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney in this all-new production of The Public’s favorite classic by renowned playwright Rob Zellers and award-winning columnist Gene Collier. The Chief will immerse audiences in the Rooney realm, from his humble beginnings up against the ropes of local boxing rings to the peaks and valleys inevitable in the pursuit of that first Super Bowl ring. Theater lovers, football fans, and history buffs will all rejoice in this inspirational story of the man, the myth, and the legend — The Chief.

How The Hell Did I Get Here?
January 26 – February 13, 2022

You may know and love her as cherished cook Mrs. Patmore from the worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey but now, instead of an extravagant meal, award-winning actor Lesley Nicol is serving up a delicious one-woman musical about her remarkable life. In her own words, photos, and songs, Lesley reveals how she overcame personal demons, found love, and achieved hard-won success on stage and screen. Pittsburgh Public Theater is delighted to launch the North American tour of How The Hell Did I Get Here? which is certain to have you tapping your toes to Lesley’s storied journey in the theater long after the curtain comes down.

Murder on the Orient Express
April 13 – May 1, 2022

From your vantage point in the audience, can you spot the culprit? If not, you are in great hands with Detective Hercule Poirot on board and on the case when a suspicious businessman unexpectedly turns up dead in his cabin. A freak snowstorm may have stopped the train in its tracks, but nothing will impede Poirot’s pursuit of the truth. The motley crew of passengers aboard the luxurious locomotive run the gamut from service staff to Russian royalty who all become suspects in the absence of any conclusive evidence. When it comes to crafting a suspenseful story packed with thrills and chills, it’s no mystery whodunit. Agatha Christie is the architect of literature’s best-selling and most loved detective novels, and renowned playwright Ken Ludwig twists her timeless plot with his signature comic flair.


Two Trains Running
June 1 – 19, 2022
In 1969, as the civil rights movement ignites across America, Memphis faces a battle of his own in Pittsburgh where the city wants to raze his Hill District restaurant for an urban renewal project. As the world faces rapid change, Memphis and his regular customers fight to keep a sense of order and dignity as they each take a leap of faith. Some of them bet on love, or luck, or justice. And some of them only trust the mystical advice of a 349-year-old Aunt Ester in this wise, funny, and achingly beautiful play that’s brimming with local history and legendary language.

Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret
All performances at the Greer Cabaret Theater, Downtown
Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret tickets now available ONLINE ONLY. Be sure to click on the appropriate PROMO CODE for discounted tickets. Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets!

There are no Cheap Seats offering for the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret at this time.

Pittsburgh CLO
All performances at the Benedum Center, Downtown
Discounts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings only
Pittsburgh CLO tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. Click HERE to purchase discounted tickets.

There are no Cheap Seats offering for the Pittsburgh CLO at this time.

City Theatre
All performance at 1300 Bingham Street, South Side

Click HERE to purchase student tickets online or HERE for Faculty/Staff/Osher tickets.


Live from the Edge
October 9 – 31, 2021
$15.00 for Students with code CITYUPS
$27.00 for Faculty/Staff/Osher with code CITYUPF
Redefining what theater is and who it speaks to, Live from the Edge is a unique performance event that tracks the evolution of language from childhood rhymes and community rituals to poetry and theater, hip-hop, gospel, Latin jazz, and down-home blues.

Quantum Theatre
$18, Undergraduate and Graduate Students Only
Please call 412-362-1713 for student tickets.

There are no Cheap Seats offerings for Quantum Theatre at this time.

PICT Classic Theatre

Purchase Cheap Seats tickets directly online through www.picttheatre.org

Please use discount code PITTOSHER35 for OSHER students to obtain $35 Adult ticket.
Please use discount code PITT35 for Pitt Faculty and Staff to obtain  $35 Adult ticket.
Please use discount code PITT15 for Pitt Students to obtain $15 Young Adult ticket.

There are no Cheap Seats offerings for PICT Theatre at this time.

Renaissance & Baroque and Chatham Baroque

There are no Cheap Seats offerings for Renaissance & Baroque and Chatham Baroque at this time.

Calliope: Pittsburgh Folk Music Society.

Purchase Cheap Seats tickets online through https://calliopehouse.org.

The Turpentiners
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7 PM
Under the tent at Schenley Plaza, Oakland
No tickets required. Tips accepted for the artist at the venue and online.
Formed in the fall of 2007, The Turpentiners are a five-piece acoustic group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The group plays a mix of traditional American music ranging from gut-bucket blues to good-time country and rural swing.


Dirk Powell Band
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 7:30 PM
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, East Liberty
$21* (student: no osher) $41* (staff, faculty, osher) *includes handling
Purchase at https://calliopehouse.org/event/dirk-powell-band/
Dirk Powell is a musician whose emotional understanding of American tradition has enabled him to expand on roots extending back more than nine generations in the southern mountains. His new group is a hard driving, exciting testament to the power of the living old-time music tradition.


Amythyst Kiah
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 7:30 PM
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, East Liberty
$21* (student: no osher) $41* (staff, faculty, osher) *includes handling
Purchase at https://calliopehouse.org/event/amythyst-kiah-trio/
Along with tapping into the vibrant musicality she honed in part through her studies in East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time, Country Music program, the Chattanooga-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she’s displayed as a member of Our Native Daughters—an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards.