Visitor's Guide What you need to know before you go
The Pittsburgh Playhouse staff members are available to assist you every step of the way from the moment you arrive to guiding you to your seat. Please ask an usher, front-of-house manager or a box office team member to assist you with any needs.
PNC Theatre - The PNC Theatre seats 550. The PNC stage features automated and manual rigging, a complete trap system and an automated orchestra pit with three positions.
Highmark Theatre - The Highmark Theatre is a transformational space that seats up to 200. This black box features a glass wall that opens to the Playhouse plaza that creates an outdoor mini amphitheatre.
Rauh Theatre - Our most intimate space, the Rauh Theatre, is a traditional black box seating 99, and features a tension grid.
In addition to our performance venues, the Pittsburgh Playhouse features The Tomayko Bar, Box Office with exterior service, coat check, lounges, state-of-the-art rehearsal studios, an outdoor terrace and plaza and so much more.
The Pittsburgh Playhouse has two passenger elevators serving all levels. They are located in the main lobby to the right of the grand staircase servicing the Rauh Theatre, lounges, and PNC balconies.
Please visit our accessibility and inclusion page for more services and creature comforts.
Finding Your Seat
All events start promptly at the time indicated on the ticket. To minimize disruptions, patrons arriving after curtain time may not be seated until intermission or a suitable interval in the program as designated by the artist(s). Please enjoy closed circuit streaming of your event until we can seat you. To minimize any disturbance to other patrons, you may be sat in the first available locations by our staff even if different than your assigned seat locations. Please also be advised that some performances or circumstances may not allow for late seating or return seating. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to performances to find parking and to take your seat before the curtain rises.
You Are Part of the Experience
Please turn off all cell phones, personal organizers, watch alarms, and other sound-emitting devices before the performance. The use of cameras, including cell phone cameras, and recording equipment is strictly prohibited.
Please be comfortable. Casual dress is recommended.
All patrons including children need a ticket to attend performances. Children under four are not permitted except for specifically-identified productions. No babes in arms please.
The Pittsburgh Playhouse does not cancel or reschedule performances or offer refunds due to inclement weather.
Electronic and Recording Devices
Cameras, camera phones, audio, video and digital recorders, paging devices and cell phones are not permitted in the theaters. Guests using these items may be ejected without refund.
Smoking is only permitted outside the building.
Items left in the theatres after performances are moved to the lost and found, located in the Playhouse box office. Please call 412.392.8000 to check on your missing item.