Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Avenue
Neighborhood: Strip District
Categories: Art On Display, Amazing Views, Office Space, Adaptive Reuse
|Pittsburgh Ballet Theater at 2900 Liberty Avenue is located in the Strip District neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. When this building was constructed in 1923, it was surrounded by a densely packed area of warehouses and industrial facilities, residences, Department of Public Works facilities, and the railyard of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Before this construction, though, our space on Liberty Ave served as a coal yard from 1886 to 1890 (Armstrong & Co.) and 1903 to 1912 (Pittsburgh & Buffalo Co).
From 1929 to 1932, Alpha Claude Neon Corporation occupied this building. The outdoor advertising company specialized in new technology regarding neon signs. By 1932, Alpha Claude Neon Corporation became Pittsburgh Outdoor Advertising Company and the company moved from 2900 Liberty Avenue.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre moved into the building in 1984. Today, PBT has a beautiful new Annex attached to the original space that was recently completed in September 2016. This addition allowed for new community locker rooms, a fully equipped Pilates studio and two dance studio spaces, one with a stunning floor-to-ceiling wall of windows.
YOUR EXPERIENCE: Guests will have the opportunity to view our studio spaces, get a behind-the-scenes look at costumes, and have access to PBT staff members for questions and comments. There will be stations set up with “enter to win” opportunities, materials with information about our productions and community division classes, discount codes, as well as a photo-op with a costumed dancer.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Restrooms Available: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: Yes
Photography Restrictions: Please no photography of students or classes as they are in session.