Know before you go:


Admission – Tickets for BRIGID must be purchased in advance here.

Matinee  – 2 pm (Doors at 12:30 pm), Evening – 7:30 pm (Doors at 6 pm)

Bag PolicyOne clear bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or clutch purse no larger than 6.5″ x 4.5″ is permitted inside the theater.

Beverages – No outside food and drink will be permitted inside the venue unless medically necessary. Water, pop, coffee, tea, snacks, meals (Irish Stew, Bread Pudding, etc.) and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase with purchase at the venue. The bar is electronic payment only. No food and drink will be permitted inside the theater and must be consumed in the lobbies. A full meal is included with VIP tickets.

Shopping – There will be Irish vendors selling BRIGID and other Irish merchandise. Artist merchandise will also be available for purchase. And there will be a raffle featuring many items including basket of cheer, Irish gift items, event tickets, and more!

Contact – Contact us at or at 412-422-1113 with any questions.

Directions – Available here. The August Wilson Center is located at 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Entertainment – The full entertainment line-up is available here.

Parking – There are several parking lots and garages nearby the August Wilson Center. ParkPGH offers real-time parking garage availability in Downtown Pittsburgh. Uber/Lyft/Taxis can also drop off directly at the entrance.

Pets – No pets are permitted in the building except for working service dogs.

Galleries and Exhibits – Our hosts, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, will have their onsite exhibits open for our guests to view. These exhibits are detailed below.

August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape

Born and raised in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Wilson drew his greatest inspiration from the city and its people. Many of his works in the American Century Cycle, which almost exclusively takes place in Pittsburgh and represent each decade of the 1900s, were largely informed by Wilson’s observations of the environment that surround him. To bring Wilson’s story to life, August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape guides visitors through three sections, or acts: The Coffee Shop, The Office and the Street.

Onna Bugeisha: Warriors of Light

Onna-Bugeisha: Warriors of Light is a new artistic endeavor in which Tim Okamura imagines an alternate reality – a society that closely mirrors our own, which was once liberated and equitable, but is now experiencing a rapid descent into a state of oppression due to the rise in power of an authoritarian regime. It is under these conditions, in a shift towards a riotous dystopia, that an astounding development has occurred: the sudden appearance of a clandestine group of women warriors – freedom fighters guided by the Bushido, or Code of the Samurai – sworn to battle back the forces of persecution and injustice at all costs.

Security – The safety and security of our guests is paramount to us. Please carefully review the following security measures and restrictions so that your visit can be a most enjoyable experience:

Individuals attending will be subject to personal belongings, bags, and purse checks. One clear bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or clutch purse no larger than 6.5″ x 4.5″ is permitted inside the theater.

Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted to leave the theater and must be thrown away or finished prior to leaving. The Pittsburgh Irish Festival/BRIGID security reserves the right to check bottles and cups leaving the theater.

No apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language is permitted.

No firearms, weapons, explosives, or any other item deemed dangerous or inappropriate will be permitted at the event. All prohibited items must be disposed or returned to vehicles. Security will not hold any item. Pittsburgh Irish Festival/BRIGID and security is not responsible for any item left at the entrance.

No coolers, cans, bottles,  food, and glass are allowed into the theater. Exception: special food related to a health or medical condition, and food for feeding a baby must be contained in plastic containers. Small coolers no larger than 5 quarts will be permitted to utilize for baby food/formula and medicine. All items are subject to search at the entrance.

Vehicles that are illegally parked will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Smoking – No smoking or vaping is permitted inside the theater.

Wheelchairs/Mobility Devices – The August Wilson Center is accessible. Guests may be dropped off at the entrance if needed. Accessible parking is also available. 

**By entering the event premises, you consent to photography & video recording and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, advertising, websites, social media, or any other purpose by PIF and its affiliates.