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Dining in the Cultural District

With more than 50 restaurants in walking distance to theaters, the Cultural District offers a wide variety of dining options to satisfy your personal tastes and budget. Enjoying a relaxing meal before a show or capping off the evening with cocktails and dessert add to a pleasurable experience in the Cultural District.

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The Perfect Gift

A Pittsburgh Cultural District-wide gift card can be used to purchase tickets for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events as well as any event taking place in the Cultural District. With so many exciting shows, concerts, and exhibitions, there is truly something for everyone!

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Get to the Show!

The Cultural District is accessible by public transportation, including Port Authority buses, "T" light-rail service and Pittsburgh's famous inclines. Driving to the show? There is also ample parking in and around the District -- for real-time garage parking information, try ParkPGH.

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Cosmpolitan Pittsburgh


Cruise ShipVIP Crawl

Anytime between 5:30 to 8:30 pm, check in at the Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh Headquarters to receive your limited-edition Passport to the Crawl. Collect exclusive passport stamps designed by eight local artists specifically for this event at participating Crawl galleries, turning your passport into a pocket-sized art collection. A suggested walking route and map will be included with your passport.

Check in by 7 pm to make the most of your VIP experience! As a VIP ticket holder, you will also receive the locations of two exclusive Ports-of-Call along the Crawl, open from 7 – 8:30 pm. These secret locations will feature special hors d’oeuvres prepared by Pittsburgh celebrity chefs Andrew Morrison of Fairmont Pittsburgh and Habitat and Kevin Sousa of Salt of the Earth, paired libations, music and private art shows.

HEADQUARTERS: Across from the Benedum Center marquee | 7th Street & Penn Avenue | Cultural District, Downtown Pittsburgh
HEADQUARTERS HOURS: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Main Party

At 8:30 pm, VIP ticket holders are invited to board the cruise-themed main party for hors d’oeuvres prepared by Richard Deshantz of Meat & Potatoes and a celebratory toast at the third exclusive stop, located in the discotheque lounge at the main party. Enter through the exclusive VIP entrance, located behind the Theater Square Complex on the Barker's Place Alley.

Once onboard at the main party, satisfy your inner cosmopolitan with sensational cocktails and eats from some of Pittsburgh's finest restaurants. Shipboard entertainment includes psychic readings, dance lessons – dancing in heels, a live main stage featuring two of Pittsburgh’s hottest bands Analogue Pleasure Model and Expensive Sh*t and dancing until midnight with DJ Edgar UM as he plays dance hall favorites all night long on the ship’s lower lounge deck. Plus, get your souvenir photo taken and visit the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails.

Food and drinks are generously provided by Allegheny HYP Club, August Henry's City Saloon, Clique Vodka, Coca-Cola Bottling Corporation, Dozen Bake Shop, Elements Contemporary Cuisine, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company, Franktuary, GIVE Water & GIVE Energy, McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Meat & Potatoes, The Melting Pot of Pittsburgh, Olive or Twist, Pittsburgh Marshmallow Factory, Pittsburgh Popcorn Company, Quiet Storm Café and Catering, Salt of the Earth, Savoy Restaurant, Sharp Edge Bistro, and Southern Wine and Spirits!

WHERE: Bally’s Building | 119 6th Street | Cultural District, Downtown Pittsburgh
VIP HOURS: 8:30 pm – midnight  | Enter through the VIP Door located on the Barker's Place Alley, between Ft. Duquesne Boulevard and Penn Avenue


Don your sailor chic attire for the swankiest party in the city!


Your VIP ticket includescomplimentary parking at the Theater Square Garage, where a space has been reserved for you. You will receive an access voucher with your tickets that you can use to enter the garage. The garage entrance is located on 7th Street.

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