Attracting over 2 million visitors each year, Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is home to Downtown Pittsburgh’s vibrant and energetic arts and entertainment scene. From live entertainment, modern art, thought-provoking theater and more the Cultural District offer year-round entertainment for all to enjoy.

The fourteen-square block area is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh between the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Stanwix St., just a short walk from many downtown Pittsburgh hotels. Pittsburgh’s Cultural District offers a wealth of opportunities for all, no matter what your interest may be. From theater lovers, foodies, outdoor explorers or art enthusiasts, the Cultural District is right up your alley.

Theater Lovers

Home to seven world-class theaters, the Cultural District is a dream come true for musical, opera or theater lovers in general. From the Byham to the Benedum, theatergoers can catch the latest Broadway musicals, elegant ballet performances or dramatic operas.

With over 1,500 shows performed annually, Pittsburgh’s theaters host a bustling scene every night of the week. While you are soaking in the thrill of live performance, be certain to not neglect the visual appeal that surrounds you within each one of Pittsburgh’s theaters. The beautifully restored theaters offer stunning architectural design and elegance that truly make the experience more memorable. Even if you aren’t taking in a show on your visit to Pittsburgh, be certain to glance inside the Benedum Center, Heinz Hall, Byham Theater and more as you stroll through the Cultural District.


Food lovers can take advantage of the 50 restaurants all within a short walk from a Pittsburgh Cultural District hotel. No matter what your taste buds are craving, you are sure to find your filling and them some amongst the Cultural District’s restaurant offerings.

Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing meal before a show, a quick snack while you’re out and about or an elegant cap off your evening, the Cultural District is sure to satisfy both your taste buds and your budget.

Outdoor Explorers  

With several public art projects to admire along your way, the Cultural District offers a great way for people to stretch their legs and explore all of what the city has to offer. With a dedication to the arts, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has worked tirelessly to restore and redevelop Pittsburgh’s Cultural District from top to bottom, a project heralded across the nation.

From strolling along the Allegheny Riverfront walkway and park or relaxing in Agnes R. Katz Plaza, the Cultural District gives visitors and city-dwellers alike the chance to take in all that Pittsburgh has to offer.

Art Enthusiasts

For those looking to capture a glance at Pittsburgh’s local art scene, downtown’s Cultural District hosts over a dozen art galleries that you could spend wandering through for hours on end. From worldwide artists to regionally based projects, these art galleries play host to a number of exhibits and events to highlight some of the most captivating and thought-provoking art.

No matter where your interests fall, Pittsburgh’s Cultural District has something for you. Plan your visit around one of the quarterly Gallery Crawls for the opportunity to immerse yourself within Pittsburgh’s art community experiencing all that the Cultural District has to offer.

Make your visit to the city even more memorable with Pittsburgh Cultural District suites at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. Located in the heart of the Cultural District, the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown places you just a short walk away from the vibrant and eclectic atmosphere of Pittsburgh’s top arts and entertainment offerings. Book your stay with the Pittsburgh DoubleTree Downtown today and experience Pittsburgh like never before.