Open Air: PBT Performances

  • Date: May 18 - May 31, 2021
  • Venue: Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh

Due to inclement weather and low temperatures, the PBT performances on Sunday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. have been cancelled. Read more here.

The PBT Orchestra will still perform at 6:00 p.m. Learn more here.

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After a year of darkened theaters, Pittsburgh’s performing artists are stepping out into the light for Open Air: A Series in Celebration of the Performing Arts. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will take the stage eight times over the two-week series, with two unique programs blending the classical tradition with thrilling new works.

Program A features a stunning solo from Pittsburgh native Gina Patterson, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Lacrimosa, Artistic Director Susan Jaffe’s Boléro, a new male duet choreographed by PBT Principal Dancer Yoshiaki Nakano, and excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty, Flower Festival and Swan Lake.

Program B brings the classical tradition to life through excerpts from Raymonda, Kingdom of the Shades and Don Quixote seamlessly alongside new works including Boléro, Lacrimosa, Sasha Janes’ Loss, Aszure Barton’s Awáa | Duet, and a new male duet choreographed by PBT Principal Dancer Yoshiaki Nakano.

Guarantee a seat and the best view! A limited number of chairs are available for each performance. Seats start at $45 for one program or $65 to see both programs.* Reserve lawn seating and bring your own chair or blanket for FREE.
*Discount is applied automatically when two programs are added to your cart.

Reserve a Chair or Free Lawn Seating

Join us for Open Air educational programs!

Click here to read our list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please note, performance times are subject to change.

Important Notice: Dance is a physically demanding and, at times, hazardous undertaking for our artists. Please understand that temperatures below 65°F and above 95°F present additional hazards. With the safety of our performers in mind, PBT reserves the right to cancel or amend performances as necessary during the run of Open Air. We will, of course, endeavor to assist any patron displaced by a weather event to attend a different performance. Thank you for your kind understanding.