A message to our patrons regarding COVID-19


Student Matinees occur on designated weekday mornings for select productions. Your students will enjoy an exciting performance followed by an engaging, open discussion with members of the cast on the themes and ideas specific to the play during our popular Post-Show Talk Back!



Virtual Open Stage

Pittsburgh Public Theater is pleased to offer virtual student matinees for select productions of the PlayTime Classics N'at benefit series. Your students will stream an exciting performance with additional pre-show videos, post-show workshops, and written resources that dive into the themees and ideas specific to the play.

Upcoming Virtual Open Stage Matinee performance dates and times:

  • October 23, 2020: A Tell Tale Heart, adapted by Alec Silberblatt
  • December 18, 2020: The Gift of the Magi, adapted by Brian Pope
  • January 22, 2021: The Inseparables, a new commission of The Three Musketeers, by TJ Young
  • May 21, 2021: Black Ballerina, a new play by Stephen Fedo and Tim Rhoze

How it Works:

In the days prior to the premiere of the PlayTime reading, you will receive a link and unique password to be shared with your students, as well as a PlayTime PLUS pre-show activity and a written resource guide with discussion questions. While we recommend a Friday morning streaming of the student matinees, you and your students will have from the Thursday premiere through Sunday night to watch the performance and post-show conversation.


Pittsburgh Public Theater is pleased to offer this to middle school and high school groups in the region, free of charge.

How to Attend:

Fill out the interest form with details about your school group and we will follow up with more information on how to stream the playreading, as well as other education resources and opportunitites to bring art into the classroom.


For questions about reservations contact Katina White, Group Sales Manager at groupsales@ppt.org
For more information contact Seth Laidlaw, Director of Education & Community Engagement at slaidlaw@ppt.org or 412.316.8200, ext. 712.

Open Stage matinee performances are supported by eqt-resized