2022/2023 Student Matinees

We look forward to welcoming students and teachers to experience the magic of live theater! Both of PBT’s student matinees take place at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Pittsburgh.

Artist: Joseph Parr

The Nutcracker – Friday, December 9, 2022, 11 a.m.

In this distinctly Pittsburgh production of a holiday classic, PBT’s The Nutcracker follows Marie, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey into the Land of Enchantment. Five fanciful scenes, more than 150 unique costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score make The Nutcracker a can’t-miss holiday tradition.


Choreography and Concept: Terrence S. Orr | Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Artist: Joseph Parr | Photo: Duane Rieder

Artists: Lucius Kirst and JoAnna Schmidt

The Sleeping Beauty with the PBT Orchestra – Friday, May 19, 2023, 11 a.m.

Drama and romance are palpable in this modernized production of the most classical of all full-length ballets. The Sleeping Beauty tells the story of a beautiful princess cursed into an eternal slumber until she is awoken by true love’s kiss. Filled with magnificent sets and costumes, an iconic Tchaikovsky score with live orchestra, and incredible ballet technique, this wonderful fairytale is fun for the whole family.

Choreography: Ronald Hynd | Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Artists: Lucius Kirst and JoAnna Schmidt | Photo: Duane Rieder

Join Us!


  • Schools with 50 – 100% free and reduced lunch student population: $7.00 per person

Bus funding: Up to $200 reimbursement available with professional development workshop attendance. (Dates and info coming soon.)

More Information

Tickets:  groupsales@pittsburghballet.org

Content | Bus Funding: education@pittsburghballet.org