COVID-19 Arts Updates

COVID-19 Arts and Culture Updates
Closures, cancellations, postponed events and re-openings.

Updated July 2, 2020


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra canceled all concerts and events for the remainder of their 2019-2020 Season.


The Pittsburgh Opera canceled all performances and events for the remainder of their 2019-2020 Season.


The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre postponed all performances of BNY Mellon presents Here + Now at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. They also postponed Balanchine + Tchaikovsky with the PBT Orchestra.


All Pittsburgh Cultural Trust suspended all performances, exhibitions, films, and events through August 2020.


The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is temporarily closed.


The Pittsburgh CLO canceled their 2020 Summer Season.


The Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret postponed UNTITLED: A New Musical Comedy About until October 29 – November 29, 2020 and Puffs (May 14-Aug 2, 2020) is postponed until May 13-August 1, 2021.


The Pittsburgh Public Theater postponed their productions of Barefoot in the Park and The Cake.


City Theatre’s F*ck7thGrade by Jill Sobule and Liza Birkenmeier is postponed from its originally scheduled dates.


Quantum Theatre postponed their 2020 Q-Ball, previously scheduled for April 18, 2020.


PICT Theatre canceled all performances of Hugh Leonard’s Da. The remainder of PICT Theatre’s 2019-2020 season and events are postponed to a later date.


Chatham Baroque postponed all performances of Les Nations: Music from the Time of Louis XIV and XV.


Calliope postponed their concerts with The Way Down Wanderers and Le Vent du Nord until Winter 2020-2021. Tickets will be for sale this summer.


The Andy Warhol Museum is open to the general public and members. Since art should affect your being and not your well-being, they have implemented new policies such as timed museum entry, new cleaning protocols, distance markers, and masks to make sure that your visit is a safe and colorful one! Please review their health and safety guidelines. Reserve your tickets today at


The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is open to the general public and members. All visitors can buy/reserve advanced timed tickets for visits. Please, note Wednesdays 10 a.m.–Noon are designated for high risk visitors, including those over the age of 65. Visitors and staff are required to wear masks and practice safe social distancing.


The Carnegie Science Center is open to the general public and members.. Each visitor must wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth. Please maintain at least six feet between your group members and others. Please use hand sanitizer before and after you interact with exhibits. Please stay to the right on the ramps and stairs and only use elevators if necessary. Purchase tickets online, in advance of your visit at


The Mattress Factory is temporarily closed to the public.


The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is now open to the public. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about advanced timed tickets and safety protocols at


The Senator John Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum are open to the public as of Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Timed tickets to the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum are now available for advance purchase online. Purchasing timed tickets in advance is strongly encouraged, but tickets will also be sold at the door, depending on availability and capacity limits.


Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is temporarily closed to the public.


The Frick Pittsburgh will begin a phased reopening on Tuesday, July 7 with the reopening of their grounds. Starting on Saturday, August 15, they expect to reopen selected spaces in their museum buildings.


The Pittsburgh Glass Center will open to the public again on July 14, 2020 in a limited capacity. There are no public classes in July, but they are planning to offer private hands-on experiences for small groups soon.


Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures postponed their April and May lectures.
Robin DiAngelo’s lecture scheduled for Tuesday, April 14th is rescheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020. All previous tickets will be honored for the new date. All previous tickets will be honored for the new date. This event will be presented virtually. Ticketholders will be emailed a link to view the lecture on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Jodi Kantor’s lecture scheduled for April 27th has been rescheduled for Monday, November 30, 2020. All previous tickets will be honored for the new date.


City of Asylum has suspended all of their public programs at Alphabet City. Visit their new virtual platform, The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh. The Show is a collaborative daily webcast that brings Pittsburgh arts organizations together to provide free access to high quality programs that connect artists and audiences and build community, even in this difficult time.


Corning Works postponed The Tipping Point at Carrick 25. The new dates are March 10 – 21, 2021.


All MCG Jazz shows are rescheduled to later dates. The MCG Jazz Box Office is currently operating remotely.


The New Hazlett Theater is temporarily closed until further notice. The remaining artists of the CSA Performance Series are rescheduled for September 2020.


Kelly Strayhorn Theater postponed public events until further notice. Some Spring 2020 events were converted to the virtual realm. Check out KST Global Stream to learn more.


All Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation programs including K-12 educational outreach, lectures, tours, and other events, are cancelled or postponed.


Kente Arts Alliance’s May 2, 2020 concert featuring Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago is postponed to later in the year.


Pitt Stages production of Head Over Heels is postponed to the Fall 2020 semester.


To learn about upcoming online and virtual arts and culture events, please visit the PITT ARTS HOTLIST page.