Are you planning a business trip to Pittsburgh? If staying downtown at a Pittsburgh cultural district hotel is on your itinerary, you'll find yourself in the heart of a thriving arts scene with plenty of great entertainment choices for your free time. Let's consider some options.
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
A cornerstone of the cultural district is the Pittsburgh Benedum Center, a fully-restored 1920s-era grand theater on a par with the New York Metropolitan Opera. It easily houses full-scale Broadway productions, and the ornate interior, one of the country's finest, is reason itself to check out what's playing there. In addition to touring Broadway shows, the Benedum is home to Pittsburgh CLO (Civic Light Opera) musical theater productions, the Pittsburgh Dance Council, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and the Pittsburgh Opera.
Another landmark from the opulent 1920s, Heinz Hall was saved from destruction and restored thanks to the Howard Heinz Endowment. Its exquisite marble interior is now a fitting backdrop for the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as Pops concerts and touring Broadway shows.
Perhaps you're beginning to realize that Pittsburgh's opulent history is alive again today; you may even be inspired to upgrade to a Pittsburgh cultural district luxury hotel. If so, you won't be disappointed; you'll find a variety of stunning luxury accommodations available to inspire and relax you.
Other Performance Venues
The Byham Theater, at 101 Sixth Street, houses smaller shows in addition to many touring musical, dance and children's productions. If indie and classic films appeal to you, you'll want to visit the Harris Theater at 809 Liberty Avenue. For more live theater, don't forget to check out the O'Reilly Theater (621 Penn Avenue), a modern 650-seat venue designed with a thrust stage and seating on 3 sides to intensify the audience's theater experience.
Your visit to the cultural district can be free of hassles if you check out Theater Square, which boasts a box office selling tickets to all (yes, all!) cultural district performances and shows, as well as a cafe, bar, parking, and an intimate Cabaret Theater.
As you might expect, the cultural district boast many fine visual arts, dining, and shopping venues to complement its thriving performing arts scene. With so many fun things to do, your stay at a Pittsburgh cultural district hotel will be a memorable and entertaining one.