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Cultural District

Audience gives standing ovation at Byham TheatreAllegheny County's generous selection of cultural arts provides a variety of year-round entertainment. The Pittsburgh metro-area ranks in the top ten of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the nation in terms of cultural facilities per 100,000 population. In fact, the cultural arts in Allegheny County draw bigger audiences than sports events.

Benedum CenterThe downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District is anchored by the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, The Benedum Center (right), The Byham Theater (above) and the O'Reilly Theater (below). These grand venues host such world -class cultural treasures as the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Civic Light Opera and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

O'Reilly TheatreArt enthusiasts can enjoy The Carnegie and Frick Museums, which display some of the world's finest collections of art, and the Andy Warhol Museum, the most comprehensive museum dedicated to a single artist. History buffs of all eras will enjoy the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Pittsburgh Regional History Center; and for hands-on science and experiences for children and adults, there's Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Children's Museum


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