PBT Connects Theater Programs

Enrich your ballet experience with our pre-and-post-show educational programs.

This is your chance to pick the brain of our artistic director, dancers and visiting artists as they fill you in on the the creative process behind bringing a ballet to the stage. These programs are complimentary (except for Ballet Adventures) for all ticket holders and are held at the Benedum Center or August Wilson Center. 2019 – 2020 date coming soon!


An in-depth discussion with PBT’s artistic staff and visiting artists, whose personal insights provide unique historical and cultural context for the production. Saturday, 7 – 7:30 p.m, located on the Mezzanine level at the Benedum Center (except where noted). Registration coming soon.


Talks with Terry

Never seen ballet class before? This is your chance! Watch a few minutes of the end of the company’s warm-up class on stage; then Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr rounds out the program with a ballet preview and a Q & A with the audience. Sunday, 1 p.m. (unless otherwise noted); in the theater, no reservations necessary.


Performance Preview

Know before you go! This introduction will prep you to more fully appreciate what you’re about to see on stage. Programs take place at 7 p.m. in the theater; no reservations necessary.


Family Pointe

Bring the whole family! –  to an entertaining pre-show program designed for all ages. In this 30-minute program, see characters from the performance and get up on your feet and try out some steps from the ballet. A great way to get familiar with the production before the show. Enter the theater at the Stage Door, 719 Liberty Ave., 15222. Registration coming soon.


Let’s Dance! The Nutcracker Workshop

The best way for children to connect with a ballet performance is to dance it themselves! No dance experience is required for this fun, 45-minute class that takes place just before a matinee performance. Warm up, learn basic ballet steps and try out modified choreography from The Nutcracker. Appropriate for boys and girls, ages 5 – 13.  Fee: $10, in addition to ticket purchase for the corresponding matinee. Classes located at the Benedum Center; enter the theater at the Stage Door, 719 Liberty Ave., 15222. Registration coming soon.


Arts Education activities are presented in partnership with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

For questions about any of our theater programs email education@pittsburghballet.org or call 412-454-9109.