In addition to season performances, City Theatre offers a variety of ways to engage with the theatre community. From post-show gatherings in City’s Gordon Lounge to our festival of new plays at different stages, we invite you to mingle with friends, artists, and fellow theatre lovers. Meet the cast on Opening Night or cut a rug on the dance floor at City Theatre’s annual Gala and Auction—a fan favorite!

Photos from Gala 2017


The Annual Gala and Auction raised over $221,000 toward the City Theatre Annual Fund.

Season Events

Enhance Your Experience

Enhance your theatre experience! Attend Opening Night, City Theatre’s VIP event for each play, or enjoy a pre-show wine tasting courtesy of City Theatre’s guest sommeliers on Sipping Sunday. These events and others are scheduled during the run of each main season production and add an extra touch to your visit to City Theatre. Purchase individually or subscribe to a special series package for the full season.
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The New Do


Celebrate the season in style The New Do, a benefit for City Theatre complete with a cocktail reception, eclectic stations of colorful fare and wine pairings, as well as music, dancing, and diversions—all in support of City Theatre’s artistic and educational programming. Always fabulous, this event is not to be missed!
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New Plays at Different Stages

MOMENTUM is City Theatre’s annual festival of new plays at different stages, a celebration of new theatrical works featuring readings, panels, workshops, and conversation. The festival is a chance for audiences to see works in their earliest incarnations and to glimpse inside the minds of the playwrights. Momentum >



Named after Robert M. Frankel, whose dedication and service to Pittsburgh’s cultural landscape has made his name synonymous with leadership in the arts, the Frankel Awards recognize artists’ and patrons’ outstanding commitment to new play creation and support. This year’s honors will be David E. Massaro & the Massaro Family and Robert C.T. Steele.