Museums, Arts, & Theaters
In Westmoreland County, PA
Take a fascinating look at American history through the eyes of great American artists at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Located in Greensburg, PA the WMAA presents a distinctive collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and more that describe the heritage of our nation and of the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. This museum, which has affiliate locations in Altoona, Johnstown, and Loretto, exists to preserve, exhibit, and advance American art and is dedicated to making its programs and activities accessible to the people of the southwestern area of central Pennsylvania. The museum mounts exhibitions designed to evoke an interest in and an understanding and appreciation of American art.
Live Theater and Dinner Theater are well represented in Westmoreland County, and the variety of performances, from concerts featuring the likes of Wayne Newton and Rickie Lee Jones to lively musicals, comedies, and dramas ensures that there is something for everyone throughout the year.
Located on 21 West Otterman Street in Greensburg, PA, and home to the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, The Palace Theatre has been a major force in Westmoreland County’s cultural scene for generations. Many of the headline performances in Westmoreland County occur here.
The mission of the Apple Hill Playhouse is to preserve and advance the traditions of live theatre through entertainment and education. With both childrens and adult seasons, acting classes, and a dinner package arrangement with the Lamplighter Restaurant, Apple Hill Playhouse has become a Westmoreland County tradition.
Greensburg Civic Theatre is one of only a few long-established, volunteer-based, community theatre organizations in Westmoreland County, Greensburg Civic Theatre is a non-profit corporation founded to provide a forum for local actors and theatre craftsmen, including costumers, set builders, and lighting and sound technicians.
Stage Right is a school for the performing arts and professional theatre company located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. They strive to bring high-quality, professional musical theatre productions and education to Westmoreland County.
In its 58th season, New Kensington Civic Theatre is a community theater that performs a wide variety of musicals and plays throughout the year.
Other Westmoreland County theaters of note are the Geyer Performing Arts Center, a turn-of-the-century theater with live shows every month 724-887-0887; Saint Vincent Summer Theater 724-537-8900; Seton Hill University Reeves Theater 724-838-4241; and the Valley Players of Ligonier.
Westmoreland Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization. It was originally formed to manage and operate the Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, as well as serve the community on a much larger scale. The Westmoreland Cultural Trust manages community assets and presents arts and entertainment in the area, provides support services, and helps in developing a historical, cultural, and entertainment district.
Museums in Westmoreland County
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Powdermill Avian Research Center
- Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
- Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Theaters in Westmoreland County
- Westmoreland Cultural Trust
- Apple Hill Playhouse
- Geyer Performing Arts Center
- Greensburg Civic Theatre
- New Kensington Civic Theatre
- Palace Theatre
- Saint Vincent Summer Theater
- Stage Right
- Valley Players of Ligonier
- Westmoreland Chorale Society
- Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
Museums in the Pittsburgh Region
- The Andy Warhol Museum
- Buhl Planetarium
- Carnegie Museum of Art
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Carnegie Science Center
- Carnegie Science Center Sportsworks
- Frick Art and Historical Center
- The Matress Factory
- Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
Theaters in the Laurel Highlands
Theaters in the Pittsburgh Region
- Benedum Center
- Byham Theater
- Cabaret at Theater Square
- City Theater
- Gemini Theater
- Heinz Hall
- O’Reilly Theater
- Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
- Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
- Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater
- Pittsburgh Musical Theater
- Pittsburgh Playhouse
- Pittsburgh Public Theater
- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
- Pittsburgh Youth Ballet
- Pittsburgh Youth Symphony
- South Park Theater