Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University
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The award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University, is a 90,411 square-foot center for arts and entertainment that serves as an artistic laboratory for the prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts and Downtown Pittsburgh’s newest home for arts and entertainment. The Playhouse is comprised of professional, artist educators dedicated to an approach to training that enables students to pursue careers as professionals.
The four-story, state of the art facility, located at 350 Forbes Avenue, features the 550-seat PNC Theatre the 200-seat Highmark Theatre; and the 99-seat Rauh Theatre. The Playhouse is also fully furnished with workshops for all aspects of theatrical production, with the backstage of the PNC being intentionally visible from the street.
The new Pittsburgh Playhouse was designed to be both a learning laboratory for all Point Park students, especially the Conservatory of the Performing Arts, which includes Cinema, Dance, and Theatre, as well as a cultural asset for the community. The Playhouse provides experiential learning opportunities and collaborates with the University’s Rowland School of Business and Center for Media Innovation on events, lectures and related programming, as well as offering a full schedule of the greatest artists working across the country and the world.
To transform lives through art that engages, enriches, enlightens and entertains
Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse sits at the crossroads of education, art, and community. Uniquely positioned in Downtown Pittsburgh on the campus of Point Park University, the Playhouse is Point Park University's learning laboratory where the arts and education coincide. We leverage the extraordinary resources of the award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse to engage and showcase the finest and most innovative regional, national, and international artists. Mindful of the many performing arts options in Pittsburgh, we distinguish ourselves by applying a contemporary lens to the work we produce and present. Ultimately we seek to become among the most vibrant, vital and relevant cultural institutions in Pittsburgh.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Access
We are passionately anti-racist, and committed to an equitable and just world. Our work is designed to create dialogue, relationships, and connections to support a welcoming and inclusive arts ecology in Pittsburgh and beyond.
We offer challenging, innovative, and entertaining work to all of Pittsburgh’s diverse communities.
We foster an open and accessible environment to create, explore, study, and work.
We are central to civic life through equitable opportunities, inclusive/accessible practices and by engaging diverse groups of strategic partners.