Described by The New York Times as “Pittsburgh’s most innovative theater company,” City Theatre specializes in new play development. We are the largest theatre in Pittsburgh dedicated to a full season of all new work, commissioning and producing plays by writers at the forefront of the industry, including Daniel Beaty, Jessica Dickey, Christopher Durang, Michael Hollinger, Willy Holtzman, Tarell McCraney, and Theresa Rebeck. Take a seat at City this season for cutting-edge, new theatre, bold by design.




The Mainstage Theatre seats 254 and accommodates a variety of unique configurations to enhance the audience’s theatrical experience.



Every seat is a good one in this intimate, black box theatre. With room for just 110, the Hamburg Studio invites the audience into the action.



From sewing costumes to constructing sets, the production team makes each performance an authentic, theatrical event. The Charles Morris Building houses the rehearsal hall, as well as costume, prop, and paint shops. The Walter Long Building, a former steel rolling plant across from the theatre, functions as a storage facility for set pieces and materials.

Artistic Director


The 2015-2016 season marks Tracy’s fifteenth year as City Theatre’s Artistic Director. Most recently at City Theatre, she directed Midsummer (A Play With Songs). Past City Theatre credits include the world premiere of Hope and Gravity, the American premiere of The Monster in the Hall, the world premiere of Louder Faster, and productions of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeAbigail/1702, Seminar, Time Stands Still, Precious Little, The 39 Steps, … Read full bio >


A Home For New Plays

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, Managing Director James McNeel, and a 35-member Board of Directors, City Theatre’s mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience.

City Theatre History

40 Seasons Strong

Established in 1975, originally as the City Players, City Theatre has four decades of producing history. View history >


City Theatre

1300 Bingham Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

P 412.431.4400

F 412.431.5535

Box Office

P 412.431.CITY [2489]

Regular Box Office Hours

Mon–Fri, 10am to 5pm

Show Day Box Office Hours

Tue-Wed, 10am to 7pm

Thu-Fri, 10am to 8pm

Sat-Sun, two hrs prior to show



Tracy Brigden
Artistic Director


James McNeel
Managing Director


Tony Ferrieri
Director of Production


Kristen Link
Director of Education & Accessibility


Laura Greenawalt
Marketing Director


Jan Ripper
Director of Finance


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Board of Directors


Beth W. Newbold


Lewis B. Gardner
Vice President


Jeffrey D. Solomon
Vice President


Daniel E. Rosati


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