Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2015

Western Symphony, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated & Sinfonietta

Mixed Repertory #1 featuring the PBT Orchestra

In PBT’s season opener, three great visionaries use ballet as a base for exploration. In an ode to the Old West, George Balanchine’s rollicking Western Symphony ventures into the frontier of classical ballet and American folk dance with its swaggering cowboys and high-spirited dance hall girls. Accented by orchestral fanfare, the mood turns to elation with Jiří Kylián’s free-spirited Sinfonietta, an expansive work with a poetic vocabulary.

Oct 23 - Oct 23, 2015

Opening Night Affair

6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Young Professional Cocktail Party
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre invites young professionals, movers and minglers to raise a toast on opening night. Gather in the Benedum’s VIP lounge for pre-show cocktails, conversation and hors d'oeuvres – all included in our special young professional ticket price.
Nov 7, 2015

Pointe in Time Ball: PBT Elevated

6:00 PM

It is always a highlight of the season, and this year PBT’s Pointe in Time Ball promises to ascend to new heights. PBT is excited to celebrate its 2015-2016 Season with a theme that spotlights innovation in ballet. Please join us for Pointe in Time Ball: PBT Elevated on Saturday, November 7, in the Westin Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.  

Nov 20, 2015

Poinsettias & Pointe Shoes

Experience "Nutcracker" Magic at Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will combine two Pittsburgh traditions on Friday, November 20, for Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes — a special family-friendly event that will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to Phipps’ historic glasshouse. 

Dec 4 - Dec 27, 2015

The Nutcracker 2015

Capture the awe and exhilaration of the holiday season with the classic story, iconic choreography and soaring score of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls The Nutcracker “the best holiday performance in Pittsburgh.”
Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2016

Peter Pan

Imagination takes flight and time stands still in the mystical world of Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan. Atmospheric scenery transports audiences through starry skies to the tangled forests of Neverland and the decks of Hook’s Jolly Roger. Set to works by English composers, high-flying choreography and aerial acrobatics animate a fantastical realm where fairies flit through the sky, pirates patrol the waters and Peter Pan leads his Lost Boys in endless adventure. 

Mar 10 - Mar 13, 2016

Man in Black, Eternal Idol, Jardin Aux Lilas (Lilac Garden)

Mixed Repertory #2

From stoicism to devotion, PBT dancers move through intriguing shades of emotion. In tribute to the enigmatic Johnny Cash, James Kudelka’s stirring Man in Black blends balletic grace and working-class grit in scenes inspired by six of Cash’s later hits.

Apr 15 - Apr 17, 2016

Le Corsaire (The Pirate) with the PBT Orchestra

In its season finale, PBT debuts the full-length classic Le Corsaire. A treasure of the classical ballet repertoire, this epic adventure rides the waves of kidnapping, betrayal and ambush in a pirate’s quest to liberate the woman he loves.