If you are local or drivable distance away from downtown Pittsburgh, My 16-19 is the annual Pittsburgh Children’s Theater Festival. This is one of our family’s favorite yearly events and something that makes our city so special! The last one we were in town to attend was the Children’s Theater Festival from 2017.
If the weather cooperates, wear your walking shoes, bring a stroller and pack a baby carrier because there is SO much to do and see in our beautiful city.
The Cultural District of Pittsburgh is home to some city’s best theaters, restaurants and events and is even fun just to take a walk through.
This wonderful festival is designed to celebrate theater for kids. Every year The Cultural Trust features different shows and artists and this year some of the events just look magical. The following are my picks for what looks most exciting!
What to expect at The Children’s Theater Festival:
Murikamification is a moving theater piece from the Netherlands that looks so exciting! I’ve never heard of something like this. Each time it is performed it is different taking on the scenery of the city it is held in.
Air Play is a sensory friendly circus style show that looks like it will be so perfect for families with a range of ages. We always chose shows like this because they are captivating and exciting for 4 year olds and 84 year olds alike! The larger than life balloons, silks, and more are perfect show elements for imaginative kids.
This Pittsburgh Children’s Theater Festival also celebrates immersive and interactive art experiences for families. There will be a really incredible circle circle circle installation this year and over 40 completely free hands on and cultural activities for kids of all ages.
You can also expect to find the best lineup of Pittsburgh’s favorite food trucks during the festival. This is one of our favorite ways to eat as we explore a city event like this and allows everyone in our family to get exactly what they want. If you are looking for something more sit down you can find a list of some great family-friendly Cultural District Restaurants here. Stuff’d Pierogi bar is one of our favorites!
Find out all the details and much more information at The Cultural Trust website for The Pittsburgh Children’s Festival.
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Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!
Holly B says
I live about an hour south of the city and I’m ashamed of myself that I knew nothing about this! 🤦🏻♀️ My daughter would love to go out to this!!
I am pregnant and once I read “stuffed pierogi bar” my mind cannot think of anything else. Yum..