Know Before You Go: Health and Safety Protocols

We are eager to welcome you back safely to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for in-person classes and events and we commit to putting the safety of our patrons, artists, students, and staff first. We have implemented layers of defense based on guidance from health authorities to minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Click here to read about theater health and safety protocols.

Please be aware that health and safety policies will continue to be regularly evaluated and adjusted based on community health data, and public health and government guidance.

Theater Health and Safety Protocols

August 19, 2021: After months of preparation and planning for the return to in-person arts events, Pittsburgh’s Cultural District organizations outlined layers of defense against COVID-10 and the safety of practices for guests, staff, volunteers and artists – the latest of which is a vaccination and mask requirement.

Pittsburgh Cultural District arts organizations announced that guests attending indoor performances at venues including the Benedum Center and August Wilson African American Cultural Center will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Masks will also be required inside venues should levels of community COVID-19 transmission in Allegheny County reach “substantial” or “high” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to view the current status.

At this time, children ages 3 and under will not be permitted into the theater. This is subject to change. Currently policies are set to run through Nov. 30, 2021. Health and safety policies will continue to be regularly evaluated and adjusted.

Visit for the most up-to-date, detailed information about these policies along with a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Download a Printable Version of the Health and Safety Protocols and FAQ

Read the Information from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

For additional questions, please email Please be aware that our staff are dealing with a high volume of questions and calls. Thank you for your patience as we work to answer your questions and navigate these new protocols.

Information for Current Ticket Holders

We encourage you to hold on to your tickets as policies and protocols will be reevaluated and may change prior to the performance. If you are not willing to take this step, please consider an exchange or credit of your tickets for future events. You may also request a refund.

  • Single ticket buyers for The Nutcracker, please note that these policies  are set to run through Nov. 30, 2021. For questions about your tickets, please contact the Box Office at 412-456-6666.
  • For questions regarding group tickets for The Nutcracker, please contact Group Sales at or 412-454-9101.
  • 2021-2022 Season Subscribers, for questions or concerns regarding your subscription please contact Tanaz Walendziewicz at or 412-454-9107.

PBT School Health and Safety Protocols

Please check back for information about PBT School as policies and protocols are currently being evaluated and discussed.