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Pittsburgh Arts Scene

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Pittsburgh boasts a rich and wonderfully diverse arts scene, home to such great artists as Andy Warhol, August Wilson, Stephen Foster and Gene Kelly, just to name a few. The Point Park University campus sits just minutes from the Cultural District. In addition, there are more than 14 new cultural facilities within the district, including the newly opened August Wilson Center for African American Culture. So, no matter what you’re looking for, you can find it in Point Park's backyard.

Pittsburgh has a thriving theatre community with 10 Equity houses within a one-hour radius. There is also a Pittsburgh Special Appearance contract (min. $175 and pension) that smaller theatres regularly take advantage of. There is print, commercial and voice-over work, as well as student, industrial, independent and feature film.  M.F.A. students can take advantage of these opportunities to add to their resumes, provided schedules can reasonably be accommodated.


Benedum CenterBricolage
City Theatre
Civic Light Opera
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre
Pittsburgh Public Theater
Quantum Theatre
The Rep

EQUITY SUMMER THEATRES (approx. 1 hour distance)

Mountain Playhouse
Saint Vincent Theatre

West Virginia Public Theatre

AREA THEATERS (regularly using Equity Special Appearance Contracts)

Barebones Productions
Off the Wall Productions

Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Prime Stage Theatre
The Theatre Factory
UnSeam’d Shakespeare

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Attack Theatre
Dance Alloy
Pittsburgh Dance Council
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre


31st Street Studios
48 Hour Film Festival

Carnegie Screenwriters
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Pittsburgh Film Office
Steeltown Film Factory
Three Rivers Film Festival

Women in Film and Media Pittsburgh


Gallery Crawl
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Wood Street Galleries


Andy Warhol Museum
Carnegie Museums     
The Mattress Factory Art Museum
Phipps ConservatoryCarnegie Music Hall


Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Symphony and Pops  
Squonk Opera


Docherty Talent
The Talent Group


Donna Belajac
Nancy Mosser


City Paper auditions Link


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust