Jon Tai completing a magic trick with guest at Liberty Magic

Fall Programming in the District!

Mon, Sep 20, 2021

Written by: Becca Hansborough

The Cultural District is officially alive again with the completion of the Lights On! A Three-day Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District that brought hundreds of people back to the District for an assortment of performances and activities presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and many more community partners. Couldn’t make it to Lights On? Don’t fret, we have a roundup of indoor programming for the fall coming your way! 

Gallery Exhibitions

All of our galleries in the district remain free and open to the public and are stocked with new exhibitions for everyone to enjoy! Until March 2022, explore two floors of three new installations at Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood Street. Matthew Schreiber’s New Work, is a variety of media, including drawing, performance, sculpture, video, and light. These works include Double Gemini, a major new laser sculpture commissioned specially for Wood Street Galleries, Summoner, a video installation, and a dark space including black light drawings entitled Gift Shop. From Wood Street Galleries we hop over to SPACE, 812 Liberty Ave, for This Sacred Thing, an exhibit that features the works of 37 local and international artists and examines perspectives related to relics, ranging from the divine to the obsolete. This Scared Thing is available for viewing until November 21st. Making its debut in Pittsburgh at 937 Liberty is Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia which features the artworks of eleven female artists who share a deep connection with Belgrade, Serbia; available until January 9, 2022. The exhibit at our last gallery in the Cultural District, Remnants at 707 Liberty, is the work of Philip Rostek inspired by the life and legends of St. Francis of Assis. Also be sure to check out a special pop up exhibit located at 820 Liberty Ave, An<says>tors, brought to you by The Coloured Section Black Artists' Collective, consists of visual art pieces ranging in size that draw inspiration from various philosophies of ancestor veneration traditionally practiced across the African diaspora. Remnants and An<says>tors are both available for viewing until October 31. 

Our Signature Series are Back! 

After more than a year and a half, we are all more than a bit anxious to return to the Cultural District theaters and venues for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Signature Series! 

Liberty Magic: Returning October 6 

Intimate, mind boggling, magic shows return to downtown Pittsburgh at Liberty Magic, 811 Liberty Ave, with Chris Capehart in Journey of the Master, the amazing true story of Chris Capehart and how he came to be regarded as "one of the important forces in magic today.” Chris’s performance transforms century’s old magical props into modern, mind blowing, close-up illusions. This show kicks off the return of the Liberty Magic signature series starting October 6 through 29. Other magicians coming to the stage in the late fall and winter include Jade in A Woman’s Touch,  Siegfried Tieber in Sixty Seven Keys, The Evans in Second Sight and more! To subscribe and view the full line-up visit

Trust Cabaret: Returning October 11

The return of the ever-popular Trust Cabaret series starts with two rescheduled performances of critically-acclaimed Jersey Boys star, Erich Bergen on October 11. Both shows have limited availability so act fast! Following Erich, is Brandon Victor Dixon on November 15, Karen Akers on Valentine’s Day in 2022, Ali Stroker in March 2022, and lastly the legendary Chita in April of 2022. The Trust Cabaret series still makes the perfect outing  for a night in the city. For more information on subscriptions visit

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh: Returning October 28

More than a year and a half after it was forced to shut its doors, PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center is officially back! The Band’s Visit will finish its run that was paused due to the pandemic starting October 28 - 31. This season re-opener is followed by Summer: The Donna Summer Musical November 16 - 21, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma January 4 - 9, 2022, Pretty Woman: The Musical February 1 - 6, 2022 and much more, including the highly anticipated return of Hamilton, coming to the Benedum February 22 - March 13. To view the full lineup and subscribe to the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh's series visit

Pittsburgh Dance Council: Returning November 13

The 51st season of the Pittsburgh Dance Council series returns to the Byham Theater with Pittsburgh native Kyle Abraham’s company, A.I.M, on Nov 13. followed by the U.S. premiere tour of British Hip Hop dance theater company Far From The Norm, and the return of Pilobolus and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. The season will end with a free, dance-circus production by Motionhouse at the 2022 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival!  

Also Coming Soon: 

The Mavericks: ‘En Español’ World Tour: September 26 at the Byham Theater 

Rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the first Pittsburgh Cultural Trust event in more than a year comes to the Byham Theater as The Mavericks: ‘En Español’ World Tour on Sept. 26. Enjoy the classic songs of the eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries.

The Return of Films at the Harris Theater: Dear Evan Hansen

Films at the historic and now newly renovated Harris Theater are back starting with the three week run of Dear Evan Hansen, September 24 - October 7. Based on the Broadway phenomenon of the same name and starring Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt who reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. Concessions are available for all screenings and the Harris Theater is now BYOB. All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit

Don’t see something that interests you? Visit our calendar for even more events happening in the Cultural District!


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