dining and hotels

Where to eat

The Playhouse is located in the neighborhood of Oakland, the hub of Pittsburgh's medical and higher education industries. If you're coming to see one of our productions, we suggest making it a night out and visiting any of the neighborhood eateries that showcase the diversity and depth of our city's food scene. 

A favorite casual eatery among Playhouse staff is Hello Bistro, located on Forbes Avenue, a short walk from the Playhouse. Enjoy burgers, fries and an extensive salad selection. Limited alcoholic drinks are also available. 

Legume is a Pittsburgh dining staple, featuring upscale American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The attached bar, Butterjoint, is a good choice for post-performance cocktails and light fare.

Schenley Park is a short drive from the Playhouse and is home to a number of our city's most beautiful offerings, including Phipps Conservatory, Flagstaff Hill and The Porch at Schenley, a contemporary restaurant featuring brick oven pizzas and a variety of comfort foods, well-prepared. 

For more adventurous dining, Lulu's Noodles is a local Chinese food favorite, located on Craig Street. Also on Craig is Tamarind, a hidden gem of South Indian cuisine. Finally, located in Schenley Park is a unique take out food hut called the Conflict Kitchen, which serves a rotating menu based on food from countries with which the United States is in conflict. 

Our performances at the George Rowland White Dance Studio take our patrons into Downtown Pittsburgh, with a wide variety of dining options.The newly renovated Market Square is home to a number of Downtown's best restaurants and is a short walk from the campus. 

Where to stay

In Oakland: 
The Hampton Inn Pittsburgh -- University Center

Shadyside Inn

The Wyndham Pittsburgh -- University Center

Downtown:
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

The Fairmont Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

Sheraton Station Square

Omni William Penn