EQT Children’s Theater Festival Focuses on Theater, Activities and Fun!

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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
29th ANNUAL EQT CHILDREN’S THEATER FESTIVAL
May 14-17, 2015 | Festival open daily, 10AM – 7PM
CULTURAL DISTRICT, DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH

Ideal for kids and grandkids!
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the EQT Children’s Theater Festival, now celebrating its 29th year,
to be held May 14-17, 2015 in the Cultural District, downtown Pittsburgh.

FEATURED TICKETED EVENTS
For a full description of each Featured Ticketed Performance, including performance times, please visit www.TrustArts.org/PGHKids.

SPOT
The Netherlands
* Sensory Friendly Performances, which will include interactivity, rhythm, repetition, reduced sound levels and gentle lighting are scheduled at 1:00 p.m. on May 16 and 5:45 p.m. on May 17. 

UMBO
Mexico
*All children require a ticket, accompanied by an adult. Additional adult companions and guests will be seated in chairs surrounding the play space.

HANSEL AND GRETEL
Denmark
*Children under the age of 8 will not be admitted.

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
Scotland

MANXMOUSE: THE MOUSE WHO KNEW NO FEAR
The Netherlands

TANGLE
Australia

Play in and explore this unforgettable art installation, complete with live music! Visitors create a tangled multi-colored landscape by weaving colorful balls of elastic through tall golden poles.

 Over 30 FREE activities, including:

LILYPAD PARK
This special green space is full of turf lily pads and furniture, flower planters, a sandbox, and more!  Enjoy even more play space this year as Penn Avenue will be closed to traffic from 7th to 9th Streets during the entirety of the Festival!  Benches and grass seating areas are available throughout the Cultural District to enjoy food vending or packed lunches.

HANDS-ON AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
From craft-making to workshops to games, attendees can discover over 30 fun activities on the festival grounds!

FROG STOP SCAVENGER HUNT
Attendees can explore key locations in and around the festival Grounds! Discover interesting facts, participate in fun activities and learn about the Cultural District along the way. Complete the scavenger hunt and win a kid cone from Dream Cream Ice Cream.

THE KID FLIX MIX
A showcase of the best short film and animation! Films are recommended for kids ages 3-6 and will take place at the Harris Theater, located at 809 Liberty Avenue.

Vendors will be selling a variety of foods on the festival grounds. A Complete listing of Food Trucks – all sales are cash only, Family-Friendly Restaurants, Community Stage performances and Hands-On activities will be made available at TRUSTARTS.ORG/PGHKIDS in May.

Be sure and reserve your parking vouchers in the heart of the Cultural District at Theater Square Parking Garage. A limited number of vouchers will be held for Festival visitors each day. To reserve your parking voucher, call 412-456-6666 or visit the Box Office at Theater Square.

FEATURED TICKETED PERFORMANCES: 1 show: $8 per person; 2 shows: $14 per person; 3 shows: $18 per person; and TANGLE: $5 per person.  Visit, TrustArts.org/PGHKids or call (412) 456-6666.  Groups of 10+ call (412) 471-6930, GroupSales@TrustArts.org or TrustArts.org/GroupSales.