Affordable fun for the whole family – Children’s and Bridge Theater Series!


This season, the Children’s Theater Series is celebrating its 50th birthday season and will be presenting award-winning, professional theater for its young audiences ages 3 and up. The EQT Bridge Theater is also getting ready for a new season with performances created specifically for pre-teens and teens – all at affordable prices – only $12 or less!

It is also easy for you to incorporate theater into your family’s schedule as most shows on the Children’s Theater Series have performances Downtown and travel around the region for a performance in your town – including Mt. Lebanon, Wexford, Butler and more! EQT Bridge Theater Series shows all take place in Downtown Pittsburgh – a perfect day to explore the city!

Check out the full lineup of exciting shows this season!

Children’s Theater Series

Judy Moody and Stink

Nov 17 – 24, 2019

For Ages 3+

Based on the popular book series by Megan McDonald, be prepared to go on a hilarious adventure live on stage with Judy Moody and Stink, the dynamic sister and brother duo. As usual, Judy is in a mood. After seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award.

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

January 5-12, 2020

For Ages 3+

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based of your favorite book series.

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

February 23, 2020 – Byham Theater Exclusive!

For Ages 3+

Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination come together to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.

Diary of  a Wombat

March 22-29, 2020

For Ages 3+

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her.

Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!

Based on the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

Doodle POP!

May 14-17, 2020 – also part of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival!

For Ages 3+

The mischievous Doodle POP! duo invites you into the delightful doodling world! Join as they experience an exciting adventure in an ocean world they imagine and create while on stage. What will happen to them in this beautiful but scary watery world, as will they try to return a turtle doodle to the sea safely?

With live sound effects, stunning animation, and an abundance of theatrical imagination, this is a touching and exciting screen show for anyone ages 3+

Tickets don’t go on sale until February 2020 for this show. Lock in your seats with a season ticket package!

EQT Bridge Theater Series

Walk Two Moons

Nov 8-9, 2019

For Ages 7+

While driving cross-country with her grandparents in search of her mother, 13-year-old Sal meets many eccentric characters, discovers her identity, and embarks on a coming-of-age journey. But with a deadline looming, Sal might not make it in time to reunite with the one person she wants to find most.

Based on Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal-winning novel.

An Elephant In the Garden

January 17-18, 2020

For Ages 7+

1945 – Dresden, Germany. Two children and their mother flee falling bombs during World War II. They aren’t alone, though. An adorable elephant from the zoo named Marlene becomes an unlikely family member. This story of family, elephant, friends and enemy-turned-ally illustrates the importance of love, resolve, and hope in wartime and anytime. Party based on a true story, An Elephant in the Garden is an adaptation from the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo, author of over 100 books including War Horse, Private Peaceful and Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Pss Pss

April 3-4, 2020

For Ages 8+

Inventive, exciting, and ridiculous, this breathtaking duet of mishaps and acrobatics will have you laughing long after you leave the theatre. Inspired by physical comedy of silent film stars like Charlie Chaplin, Pss Pss is a timeless performance of enthralling physicality and delightful expressions. Winner of 15 international prizes, including the Cirque Du Soleil prize, you’ve never seen anything like this.

Emil and the Detectives

May 14 – 17, 2020 – also part of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival!

For Ages 7+

Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen, but the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

Tickets don’t go on sale until February 2020 for this show. Lock in your seats with a season ticket package!

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See every show with a season ticket Package – $10 each
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Pick and Choose with Flex tickets – $11 each

Have the flexibility to pick shows based on your family’s needs. Flex tickets are great for families with children under and over the ages of 7 – you can explore familiar shows on the Children’s Theater Series and try something new and adventurous on the EQT Bridge Theater Series for bigger kids ages 7+, all while picking the shows that work best for your schedule!

See your favorite with Single Tickets – $12 each

Select single tickets for your favorite show title and fall in love with the Children’s Theater Series. Tickets go fast so book fast!

Share a memory with Group Tickets – $10 each

Theater is more fun when it is shared! Gather your friends, family, club, or school group for a special theater experience and discounted tickets.

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