Why Support Pittsburgh Musical Theater?

Tuition and ticket revenue only cover 68% of our programming costs.
Each year we rely on the consistent, generous support of donors to help us fulfill our mission:

We cultivate young artists.

Our results prove that an education in the arts is a vehicle for producing a community of strong, articulate and self-confident young people. We believe there is an artist inside all of us.

We develop and employ local talent.

Providing employment opportunities to actors, dancers, musicians and technicians allows working artists to make a living in our city and helps keep our community vibrant.

We create affordable, high-quality theater for everyone.

Each year, nearly 40,000 patrons enjoy a Pittsburgh Musical Theater performance. We perform in three theaters and at countless community outreach events.

But we can't do it without the support

of our alumni, patrons, parents and friends.


What is the PMT Fund?

The PMT Fund is a dedicated fund that supports the mission of Pittsburgh Musical Theater and PMT Conservatory. Gifts to the PMT Fund are put to immediate use - targeted to the top priorities and most pressing needs of our students, artists, and the community we serve.

What are PMT Fund gifts used for, and when?

Gifts to the PMT Fund are expended in the year they are received to address immediate, operating needs of the company and the conservatory. The fund helps to provide need-based scholarships, hire musicians and artists, purchase necessary equipment for classes and enhance production quality.

Why is it important to give every year?

Earned revenue from productions and tuition only covers 68% of our operating costs each year. Our fiscal year ends on June 30 and begins anew on July 1. Every year we depend on donor support to the PMT Fund to cover the remaining 32% of our operating expenses.


"By creating arts education opportunities for such a wide range of ages, PMT provides an unmatched sibling bonding experience. As a parent, there is no price you can put on that."
- PMT Parent

"We are happy to support Pittsburgh Musical Theater because it inspires and prepares youth from all over Pittsburgh to excel in musical theater through its caring teachers and staff. It's truly a family."
- PMT Donor

"I am in sales - I attribute my public speaking abilities and comfort in front of a room of people to my experience at PMT. Performing gave me stage presence and confidence I wouldn't have learned anywhere else."
- PMT Alumnus

"The programming that happens inside the building is amazing. Every day as resident artists we get to see students come out of their shells and learn about performing, and also well as grow as people through developing confidence and communication skills."
- PMT Resident Artist