August Wilson Center For African American Culture

980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-258-2700


The August Wilson Center for African American Culture is a not-for-profit organization that presents performing, visual and education programs that celebrate the contributions of African Americans within the region and the impact of cultural expression from Africa to the African Diaspora.

It is named after August Wilson (1945-2005), a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright best know for his "Pittsburch Cycle" of ten plays each depicting the African-American experience at different points in the 20th century.

The center's state-of-the-art facility reflects all aspects of African American culture through galleries, classrooms, a 486-seat theater, a gift shop, a cafe and many multipurpose spaces.

African American architect Allison Williams of Perkins & Will designed the center to have an exciting, modern look echoing a ship and sail.

Hours of operation

Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.


A parking garage is located down the street on Liberty Avenue. For information, call (412) 391-1952.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • EBA - East Busway All Stops
In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group