April 23, 2024

Pittsburgh CLO Offering Suburbs Trolley, Family Pass This Summer

The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO) is offering new services – including trolley service in the suburbs, a family pass, and child care during shows – for families this summer.

To entice families to attend the shows, the CLO is offering several new services and discounts this summer. 


Guests can now board the PCLO Show Shuttle at specific locations in the city’s suburbs. To ride the trolley, PCLO show tickets must be purchased in advance. Guests can then add a trolley ticket for $10 directly through Molly’s Trolleys Pittsburgh. The shuttle will only be offered on select show dates and times during the summer. View the schedule.

Family Pass

For every adult ticket purchased, up to four child tickets can be added for $10 each with a family pass. The passes can be purchased in all price zones for any show date and time of show offered. The family pass will be available for “West Side Story,” “The Music Man” and “Seussical” for children, ages three to 18. For “The Color Purple,” children should be at least 13 years old due to the show’s content.

Child Care Available for Families

PCLO Show Care will enable parents to entrust their children – ages three (fully potty trained) to 12 – to the care of CLO Academy of Musical Theatre Faculty while they take in a show. Limited spaces are available, so show care registration should be completed in advance when purchasing tickets. Show Care will be offered at the Saturday matinee performances of “West Side Story,” “The Color Purple,” and “The Music Man.”

More Information

Summer shows include “Lady Day” (May 17-June 30), “West Side Story” (June 11-16), “The Color Purple” (June 25-30), “The Music Man” (July 9-14), “Young Frankenstein” (July 19-Sept. 1), and “Seussical” (July 30-Aug. 4). Learn more on the Pittsburgh CLO website.


May 1, 2023

EQT Children’s Theater Festival

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is delighted to announce the return of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival for 2023.

Now in its 37th year, the EQT Children’s Theater Festival fosters imagination through high-quality professional theater performances from around the world. This year’s featured arts groups and performances hail from France, Canada, Madagascar, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Buzzword and Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative will be in attendance providing activities and entertainment for children and resource information for parents/caregivers.


  • Friday, 5/19 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, 5/20 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 5/21 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

Visit the EQT Children’s Theater Festival Events webpage to find all of the events and activities happening over the weekend!


May 20, 2020

Let’s Move! Family Dance Party

Join the Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) on May 30 for a 20-minute dance class and dance jam session! Let’s Move! Family Dance Party offers a low impact workout that the whole family can enjoy. This session will also feature a new coloring book page from KST’s archive of performances.


To register and learn more, visit the Kelly Strayhorn Theater website!

Download the KST Coloring Book.

More Information

For questions, please contact the Kelly Strayhorn Theater at or 412.363.3000.


July 15, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.


March 19, 2019

Wellness Wednesday: Partner Yoga

Join the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for Wellness Wednesday in the Theater! Take a calming break in the Theater and join them for a 20-minute yoga class. Use breathwork and relaxation techniques while moving through poses. This month, they’ll practice building community by focusing on partner poses — bring a friend or make a new one! The first class will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the second class will begin at 11:00 a.m. Bring your own mat or borrow one of theirs! All ages and abilities are welcome.

This program is drop-in, so guests may come and go as they please!  This program is designed for our youngest learners (0-5) but is suitable for all ages. For more information, visit the event page!