Open Air: A Series in Celebration of the Performing Arts

Originally debuted in 2020, PBT launched Open Air to safely bring over 7,000 people and 26 local arts organizations together to enjoy live theater. This June, Open Air returns to a new location in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, along the beautiful shores of the Allegheny River. Thanks to an exciting new partnership with The Mosites Company and generous funding from the Gaming & Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF), artists from several arts and culture organizations and dance schools throughout Pittsburgh will take the stage in Sharpsburg’s beautiful Allegheny riverfront (1 19th Street, Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania) June 9 – 12. Stay tuned to this page as we announce further details.

Seating at Open Air will be limited. Ticket prices vary based on the organization performing. Tickets for PBT Company performances are available for $20 per person.

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Participating Organizations

The following organizations and schools will perform at Open Air. Performance information will be available on each organization’s website.

Attack Theatre

Confluence Ballet

Jamie Erin Murphy

Naina Roy Kathak

Open Air: Shared Spaces, a showcase featuring:

Allegro Dance Company
Dance Ink
Dance Unleashed
Donna’s School of Dance
LDI Dance Works
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
Seton Hill University Dance Academy
A Step Above Dance Academy

Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Shana Simmons Dance

Texture Contemporary Ballet

Performance Information

The schedule of performances is as follows. Please note that this is subject to change.

Thursday, June 9

  • 4:30 p.m.: Pittsburgh Festival Opera
  • 8 p.m.: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company

Friday, June 10

  • 3 p.m.: Open Air: Shared Spaces
  • 8 p.m.: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company

Saturday, June 11

  • 3 p.m.: Shana Simmons Dance, Jamie Erin Murphy and Naina Roy Kathak
  • 4:30 p.m.: Texture Contemporary Ballet and Attack Theatre
  • 8 p.m.: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company

Sunday, June 12

  • Noon: Confluence Ballet

The PBT Company Dancers will perform the following program each time they take the stage. See the full casting list here! Please note that this is subject to change.

Pas de Quatre from Swan Lake | Choreography by Susan Jaffe
Lacrimosa | Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Wedding Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty | Choreography by Marius Petipa
Loss | Choreography by Sasha Janes
Depuis le Jour | Choreography by Gemma Bond
Carmina Terra | Choreography by Susan Jaffe
La Pluie | Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Black Swan from Swan Lake | Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Directions and Parking Details

Open Air will take place at a new location this year along the Allegheny Riverfront in Sharpsburg. The address is 1 19th Street, Sharpsburg, PA.

If you are driving from the east, 19th Street will be on your left (towards the river!). The turn looks like this:

If you are driving from the west, you will pass a section of 19th street on your left (away from the river). Continue driving until you come upon the turn for 19th Street on your right (towards the river!). The turn looks like this:

Continue on 19th Street through the tunnel under the train tracks.

When you exit the tunnel, turn right and follow the signs for parking. There will be event staff available to direct you. Accessible parking is available and will be indicated by signs.

Free parking will be available onsite in the lot near the entry, but it is limited. We ask that if you purchase two or more tickets, you plan to bring one vehicle. We will also provide accessible parking (and seating) next to the stage.


Seating is general admission and bleachers-style. Please do not bring your own chair unless it is needed for accessibility reasons. Accessible seating is available at the front of the bleachers near the stage. Please see event staff with any questions.

Additional Information

Food trucks and tents will have food available for purchase.  Please stay tuned to this page for updates on the following schedule.

PBT thanks the following foundations for their support in acquiring the mobile stage:

Richard King Mellon Foundation
Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust
Jack Buncher Foundation
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

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Additional support provided by the following:

Festival Sponsors