Discover Pittsburgh’s Vibrant Cultural District
Pittsburgh’s Cultural District encompasses 14 blocks between the Convention Center and Stanwix Street, and is home to the city’s celebrated art and entertainment scene. This dynamic neighborhood boasts seven world-class theaters, a dozen art galleries, eight parks, more than 90 shops, and 50 tempting dining destinations. Whether you’re inspired by opera and classical music, seek out thought-provoking theater, or prefer the high energy of modern dance and top 40 hits, you’ll find it all right here.
Located in the landmark Fulton Building in the very heart of the Cultural District, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is the perfect starting point for exploring the neighborhood’s celebrated art and entertainment offerings. We are within walking distance of the district’s famous theaters, including the Byham Theatre (located next door), Benedum Center, and Heinz Hall
, as well as eclectic restaurants and bars like Butcher and the Rye, Six Penn Kitchen, and the Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room. There’s also several nightlife destinations nearby like the Backstage Bar at Theater Square and August Henry’s.
Visitors looking to explore the area’s visual arts will find a variety of intriguing galleries throughout the district. Check out the local artists featured at 707 and 709 Galleries, the impressive student work and emerging artists showcased at Future Tenant, and the two floors of stunning exhibition space at the Wood Galleries. The area also features a variety of public art projects, from ingenious bike racks to the Hass Mural and Agnes R. Katz Plaza. The Renaissance Pittsburgh is also an active supporter of the city’s thriving art scene. Every four months, we host an art presentation in the Lobby that highlights the work of a talented local artist.
Pittsburgh’s Cultural District draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and the Renaissance Pittsburgh is in the center of it all. If you need any further assistance planning your visit to Pittsburgh’s favorite neighborhood, our friendly staff is happy to share our insider knowledge and local recommendations with you!