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A Home For New Plays

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Marc Masterson, Managing Director James McNeel, and the Board of Directors, City Theatre’s mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience.



The Mainstage Theatre seats 254 and accommodates a variety of unique configurations to enhance the audience’s theatrical experience.


Every seat is a good one in this intimate, black box theatre. With room for just 100, the Hamburg Studio invites the audience into the action.


From sewing costumes to constructing sets, the production team makes each performance an authentic, theatrical event. The Charles Morris Building houses the rehearsal hall, as well as costume, prop, and paint shops. The Walter Long Building, a former steel rolling plant across from the theatre, functions as a storage facility for set pieces and materials.

Described by The New York Times as “Pittsburgh’s most innovative theater company,” City Theatre specializes in new play development. We are the largest theatre in Pittsburgh dedicated to a full season of all new work, commissioning and producing plays by writers at the forefront of the industry, including Daniel Beaty, Jessica Dickey, Christopher Durang, Michael Hollinger, Willy Holtzman, Tarell McCraney, and Theresa Rebeck. Take a seat at City this season for cutting-edge, new theatre, bold by design.

City Theatre History

40 Seasons Strong
City Theatre History

Established in 1975, originally as the City Players, City Theatre has four decades of producing history. View history >

Board of Directors


Beth W. Newbold

Lewis B. Gardner
Vice President

Jeffrey D. Solomon
Vice President

Brian Jeffrey Gross

Matthew Galando

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2016-2017 Season


City Theatre

1300 Bingham Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

P 412.431.4400

F 412.431.5535

Box Office

P 412.431.CITY [2489]

Regular Box Office Hours

Mon–Fri, 10am to 5pm

Show Day Box Office Hours

Tue-Wed, 10am to 7pm

Thu-Fri, 10am to 8pm

Sat-Sun, two hrs prior to show



Marc Masterson
Artistic Director

James McNeel
Managing Director

Joel Ambrose
Director of Ticketing & Patron Services

Nikki Battestilli
Marketing Director

Reginald L. Douglas
Artistic Producer

Clare Drobot
Director of New Play Development

Dianne Duursma
Development Officer, Community Giving

Tony Ferrieri
Director of Production

Ryan Ferrebee
Development Officer, Institutional Funding

Natalie Hatcher
General Manager

Kristen Link
Director of Education & Accessibility

Jan Ripper
Director of Finance

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