A nonprofit arts organization, Pittsburgh Musical Theater has energized the tapping of toes for more than two decades. The historic Byham Theater dates back to 1903, when the venue was originally erected as the Gayety Theater, and now fills its flashing marquee with Broadway shows, dance troupes, and films.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Shadow Lounge will do the trick. Can't eat gluten? Avoiding fatty foods? Vegan? No problem — Shadow Lounge offers plenty of options for you as well. Shadow Lounge also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Shadow Lounge, which offers great seating for large groups. A DJ spinning or live musical patrons are not out of the ordinary at Shadow Lounge. The coffee shop features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the coffee shop on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. For the tastes of Shadow Lounge from the comfort of your next party, the coffee shop also offers catering services.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Shadow Lounge is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896, and its reputation was as big as its sound right from the start. Andrew Carnegie was an early backer, and reportedly claimed that it was the best orchestra in the country. More than a century later, it still enjoys its status as a nationally renowned organization. And the PSO continues to take pride in its acclaim?perhaps expanding on Carnegie's earlier view, current Music Director Manfred Honeck called the company "one of the world's finest orchestras."
The long-lived PSO makes its home in an equally historic venue. Converted from an opulent movie palace in 1971, when Americans swore off movies in favor of high culture, Heinz Hall proves itself an exceptional music venue. Fine acoustics please the ears, while eyes take in glittering chandeliers and glints of gold leaf.