EQT Children's Theater Festival Group Sales

The Children’s Festival fosters imagination through high-quality professional theater performances from around the world. Including featured performances, free hands-on activities and experiences, the Festival experience is tailored to children of all ages and includes sensory-friendly performances. The Festival happens every May in the Cultural District and is the perfect event to inspire your family, Scouts and school group’s creativity through the arts.

Group Sales Ticket Rates

  • 1 show: $10 per ticket
  • 2 shows: $5 per ticket
  • School & Homeschool Groups 10+: $5 per ticket for all shows, Friday May 17th only

2024 EQT Children's Theater Festival | Featured Events

Finding North
Pittsburgh Playhouse
EQT Children's Theater Festival and Bridge Theater Series
Sunjata Kamalenya
August Wilson Cultural Center
EQT Children's Theater Festival
Poli Pop
Pittsburgh Playhouse
EQT Children's Theater Festival

Trust Arts Education Center
EQT Children's Theater Festival

To order Groups 10+ tickets:

  • Submit a Group Ticket Reservation Form to order tickets in advance of the public on sale.
  • Call 412-471-6930 or email groupsales@trustarts.org
  • Buy online through the show links above (once on sale to general public). Group Sales rate will already be applied if purchasing from the group sales page. Online option is only available after tickets have gone on sale to the public and may not be available for all shows. If available, choosing Select Your Own Seat offers the best flexibility when purchasing 10+ tickets online.

Transportation & Parking

  • Groups may be dropped off near the theater of your first performance.
  • Groups may not be dropped off/picked up in front of the theater unless prior arrangements have been made though the Group Sales Department.
  • City of Pittsburgh Police officers or Theater staff should be at each venue to guide you where to park for the day.
  • Your parking location may be 2-3 blocks from the theater.
  • When ready to leave the Festival, you will board the bus where it is parked.
  • Please exchange cell phone numbers with your bus driver.
  • Remind all chaperones and students of their school/group name and bus number.

Performances & Theater Information

  • Performance run times vary by show. Please check the show page for specific run time.
  • Venue size varies by show. Some events will sell out.
  • Seating typically begins 30 minutes after the lobby opens. Plan to arrive within this time.
  • Seating is by group arrival at the discretion of the Front of House staff.
  • If your group arrives separately but wants to sit together, please meet in the lobby first.
  • Seats may not be saved once in the auditorium.
  • Groups coming by bus should present one group ticket for the entire group to the usher upon entering. A final head count for attendance is to be given to the usher. Please note there are no refunds for those absent on the day of the show.

Safety & Security


  • Several venues have limited space for school group lunches.
  • In advance arrangements, must be made with the Group Sales department.
  • Prior to leaving school, please label each individual lunch and pack them in a box/container labeled with your school/group’s name.
  • Please note individual lunches WILL NOT be accepted without a box or container.
  • Refrigeration is not available. Coolers are not permitted.

  • Accessibility

    Please request accessibility services at least two weeks in advance of your performance. Learn more here.