Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Festival?
The EQT Children's Theater Festival takes places the week after Mother's Day each year. This year, the dates are May 14-17, 2020. The Festival is open on Thursday from 10am-2pm and Friday-Sunday from 10am-5pm.
Where is the Festival?
The Festival is located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Events occur the following theater venues: Byham Theater, Trust Arts Education Center, and Pittsburgh Playhouse, galleries including 707 Gallery, Wood Street Galleries, and Space Gallery, and various outdoor spaces throughout the Cultural District including EQT and Katz Plazas.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are sold at the Box Office at Theater Square and the featured performance theaters. You can also purchase tickets ahead of time online, by phone at 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.
How can I easily park downtown?
Visit our Parking and Transportation page for all of the ways that we can help you get to the Cultural District.
What happens when there is rain or bad weather?
The Festival footprint is all within walking distance. Featured performances and programming take place in a variety of spaces and venues. Please be prepared to be outside! Performances may need to be rescheduled or canceled due to inclement weather. The Festival Box Office will offer ticket holders alternate performance times if schedule changes occur. For more information, please call 412-456-6666 or visit the Box Office at Theater Square. Additionally, some outdoor Festival activities and performances may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Where are the restrooms and changing stations?
Indoor restrooms are located in the Byham Theater, the Cabaret at Theater Square, the Trust Arts Education Center, the August Wilson Center, the Harris Theater, SPACE Gallery and Wood Street Galleries.
Is there a Festival Lost and Found?
Visit the Benedum Center’s Stage Entrance (719 Liberty Ave) to discuss your lost item with venue security staff. After the event, call 412-456-2610 and we will do our best to reconnect you with your lost item.
I had so much fun at this year’s Festival, that I want to subscribe to the Children’s Theater Series and EQT Bridge Theater.
We’re excited to have you! Throughout the year, we offer affordable, professional theater from around the world downtown and in your town. Our performances kick off at the Byham Theater and travel to various regional locations. Call our season ticket line at 412-456-1390 or visit TrustArts.org/Kids and TrustArts.org/Bridge. Stay updated by subscribing to our mailing list here.
How can my family and I help make the Festival happen?
The Children’s Theater Festival and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust count on your support and participation. Whether you are a donor, volunteer, vendor or community partner, you make the Festival happen each year! Visit our "Get Involved" page.