Stage AE is the second indoor/outdoor concert venue in America. Modeled after its predecessor, EXPRESS LIVE! in Columbus Ohio, Stage AE features state-of-the-art lighting, acoustical systems and an innovative reversible stage. Whether indoor or out, the venue offers unparalleled viewable intimacy. Acoustically, it's designed to capture and translate the truest experience possible. Structurally, it's divided into three independent concert spaces: indoor music hall, indoor club and outdoor amphitheater.
The indoor season is booked throughout the year with the outdoor season scheduled from May to September. Stage AE averages over 110 events every year and offers a variety of music from some of the biggest names in rock, folk, blues, jazz, metal, classical, country, classic rock, alternative rock and everything in between. Additionally, Stage AE hosts sporting and special events such as championship boxing, extreme fighting challenges, charity walks, fundraisers, expos and more.
Located on the North Shore next to Heinz Field, no other venue offers the flexibility, versatility and intimacy of Stage AE. Available year-round for corporate functions, sporting events and private engagements, Stage AE's industrial architecture and unique rock-n-roll ambiance is ideal for creating a high-energy atmosphere for any event. At the same time, the spacious multi-level facility is able to transform itself into a glamorous ballroom suitable for the most elegant events such as weddings, banquets, and formal charity dinners.
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Motley Crue, ZZ Top, Incubus, A Perfect Circle, My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers, Queens of the Stone Age, Rise Against, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Sigur Ros, Modest Mouse, 311, Heart, Boston, A Day to Remember, The Lumineers, Tenacious D, Soundgarden, Fall Out Boy, Social Distortion, The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Lyle Lovett
"The New Stage AE/PromoWest North Shore venue in Pittsburgh is a very well thought out and adaptable venue for artists looking for the right place to play that can do anywhere from 1000-5000 capacity. From the stage size to the artist dressing rooms and production room and facilities to the people who run and market the building it makes for a great day. Styx has found a new home in Pittsburgh."
- Charlie Brusco (Alliance Artist Management - Red Light Atlanta)
“It’s really unique to have a venue that’s great on the inside and outside, in the shadow of Heinz Field; we’ll be back”
- Tommy Shaw (Styx)
“Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA is a great new venue”
- Lyle Lovett
“As a Pittsburgh Native, I recently had the opportunity to play the indoor and outdoor setting at Stage AE, both solo and with Poison and found it to be an unbelievable downtown experience. The fans rocked, the staff was awesome and the sound and vibe inside and out was great”
- Bret Michaels (Poison)
“Having been to EXPRESS LIVE! in Columbus several times with Alice Cooper, we were looking forward to the show this year at the Stage AE in Pittsburgh, and we were not disappointed. They took one terrific venue and built an improved version in Pittsburgh. Solid staff, smartly designed venue, good business plan. Wish they had more of them".
- Toby Mamis (Alive Enterprises Management/Trash Tours Inc)
“From my vantage point working a show at Stage AE has been terrific. The availability of space to execute a meet and greet is ample and secure. The staff works with you to coordinate any activities at the facility and is always available to assist. The close proximity to dining establishments on the North Shore is convenient for putting together a pre show dinner for clients. The show experience is always the culmination of a positive experience.”
- Mark Fritzges (Atlantic Records - VP Promotion)
"Stage AE is an excellent venue and one that was long overdue for Pittsburgh and especially for the emerging North Shore. Not only does it offer great back stage amenities for the artists, it's just a great place to see a concert. Whether your’re seeing the show inside or outside your right on top of the band"
- Ed Traversari (formerly of DiCesare Engler Productions)
“Backstage at Stage AE in Pittsburgh. Killer venue. Every city should have one of these”.
- Scott Ian (Anthrax)
"I still miss Club Laga, sitting on the fourth floor of a building, but the [Stage AE] facility is dynamite: great staff, great stage, great sound, great sight lines."
- Matt Kelly (Dropkick Murphys)
In order to ensure the safety of our patrons and to increase the efficiency of our entry procedure, Stage AE will be implementing a new bag policy as of September 15th, 2017. Only bags within 5”x 8”x 3” will be allowed into the venue for events. We will also allow one gallon or smaller clear plastic bags sized at or under 12”x12”x6”. e.g., Ziploc, NFL branded entry bags. Large bags such as (but not limited to) backpacks, purses, drawstring bags, totes and carry alls will not be allowed into the venue. As before, the contents of any bag allowed onto the premises will be inspected for prohibited items. Any prohibited items or bags must be taken back to your vehicle or disposed of. Stage AE or any affiliate of will not be responsible for securing your personal items. Anything placed outside of our gates or fence will be discarded or removed by authorities.
"Are your concerts open to all ages?"
Yes. Unless otherwise indicated, our events are open to all ages.
"What time is the show?"
The time listed on your ticket is the time that the doors will open for the show. Live music generally starts around an hour after doors open. Set times are determined the day of the show by the artist and are subject to change.
"Where can I purchase tickets?"
ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at our venues. The Stage AE Box Office is open Mon-Fri 2pm-6pm, 12pm-9pm on concert dates and 2pm-9pm on Club shows. Our box office is closed on all major holidays.
"Do I have to pay service charges at your box office?"
Tickets for most of our events have a service charge of $4.00 per ticket at Stage AE box office.
"Where do I pick up my Will Call tickets?"
Will Call tickets can be picked up at the Box Office two hours before door time.
"My ticket says 'General Admission' -- what's that mean?"
Most of our shows are general admission standing room only.
“Are there accommodations available for ADA?”
ADA seating is available through Ticketmaster.
“Can I bring a bag into the show?”
In order to ensure the safety of our patrons and to increase the efficiency of our entry procedure, Stage AE will be implementing a new bag policy as of September 15th, 2017. Only bags within 5”x 8”x 3” will be allowed into the venue for events. We will also allow one gallon or smaller clear plastic bags sized at or under 12”x12”x6”. e.g., Ziploc, NFL branded entry bags. Large bags such as (but not limited to) backpacks, purses, drawstring bags, totes and carry alls will not be allowed into the venue. As before, the contents of any bag allowed onto the premises will be inspected for prohibited items. Any prohibited items or bags must be taken back to your vehicle or disposed of. Stage AE or any affiliate of will not be responsible for securing your personal items.
"I bought tickets for a show and now one of the bands are not playing. Can I get a refund?"
Support bands often change throughout a tour. The only guaranteed performance is the headlining act. This does not apply for “festival” billing. Third party listings are not always accurate. Please refer to verified Stage AE listings.
“Can I bring medication into the show?”
We recommend that if a prescription medication is necessary you only bring the medication in a quantity appropriate to the amount of time you will be visiting. Please bring it in a sealed package with the printed prescription label. If at all possible, please bring a copy of the written prescription. Be aware that photo identification may be requested by security or authorities upon entry.
If sharps are necessary, please ask for the venue manager upon entry in order to discuss how to locate and access a private area to administer the required treatment.
"Can I leave the show and come back?"
Our events have a "no re-entry" policy, which means once you enter, you cannot leave and re-enter. There are food and beverages available on-site, as well as an ATM.
"Does my child need a ticket to get in?"
Patrons three years or older need a ticket to attend events. Due to the nature of our events, we do not recommend bringing small children, but if you do, please bring adequate ear protection.
"Can I bring a camera, video camera, or recording device?"
The camera policy is set by the artist. Generally, we prohibit professional cameras, recording devices or external flash/lighting. Many artists will allow you to bring a disposable or small digital camera. If you have a question about the camera policy for a specific show, please contact us.
"Can we smoke at the show?"
Indoor shows are non-smoking including but not limited to e-cigs, vapes, etc. in accordance to Allegheny County law.
"What happens if I've lost my ticket?"
Contact your original point of purchase to determine if the ticket is replaceable.
"Can I get a refund if I can't make it to the show"
As indicated on your ticket, there are no refunds or exchanges. If a show is canceled, then you may seek a refund at your point of purchase.
"Do you have a coat check?"
“Will I be close to the stage if I get in line early?”
Your position in line does not guarantee you any particular spot in the venue as we are typically a general admission venue. Furthermore, our concert venue is designed so that clear sight light lines and optimum sound is delivered to any position within.
"What can't I bring to a show with me?"
For the safety of both concert patrons and our staff, we do not allow the following items:
- Blankets or tarps
- iPads, laptops or tablets
- Food or beverage
- Selfie sticks, monopods or tripods
- Bottles, flasks or cans
- Lawn chairs and cushions
- Umbrellas (we recommend bringing a poncho)
- Hula Hoops
- Recording devices, professional cameras, removable lenses and external lighting
- Fireworks or flammable items/liquids
- Laser pointers
- Incendiary devices
- Inline skates
- Bags or backpacks (please refer to our bag policy listed above)
- Any form of weapon, including knives, mace or pepper spray
- Chains and wallet chains
- Anything with spikes/studs on them (shoes, bracelets, rings, clothing, etc.)
- Battery operated glow sticks, glow balls or ropes
- Unlabeled medication or illegal drugs
- Signs, flyers and totems
- Confetti, streamers, glitter or balloons
- Sticks, poles or sports equipment
- Wrapped items or gifts
- Fidget spinners, Yo-yos or hacky sacks
- Whistles, horns or noisemakers
- Handbills or flyers
- Stickers, markers, or paint
- Aerosol cans
Some prohibited items can be requested by artists performing at the venue. Please contact us the day of the event you are attending if you have any questions about items you can bring to the venue.
Prohibited items must be returned to your vehicle or discarded. Prohibited items will not be kept or stored on venue property. Anything placed outside of our gates or fence will be discarded or removed by authorities.
Stage AE reserves the right to deny drugs that are unlabeled, unidentifiable, in large quantities or for reasons otherwise cited by security/management.
Stage AE reserves the right to change security measures at any time to ensure public safety.
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INDIVIDUAL PREMIUM BOX SUITES (Sold on a per show basis)
• Four reserved seats
• Cocktail service (outdoor concerts only)
• Limited availability
SEASONAL PREMIUM BOX SUITE PACKAGE
• Four reserved seats (for every main stage concert)
• Exclusive parking pass
• Personal cocktail service (outdoor concerts only)
• Priority ticket ordering for additional tickets to all PromoWest Productions concerts
• Branded box suite signage
• Special offers and promotions throughout the year
GROUP TICKETS – PARTY DECK – Outdoor concerts only
• 15 - 40 reserved seats
• Personal cocktail service
For more information, contact Kate Lambert at email@example.com or (412) 304.0684
Advertising & Sponsorship
PromoWest NorthShore offers advertising and sponsorship programs that are customized to provide each sponsor a unique platform to connect to our vastly diverse audience. Through special promotions, brand activations, customized programs, “grass roots” and traditional advertising, sponsors are provided direct access to an active and trend-setting demographic. Packages may include:
• Indoor and Outdoor Signage
• Show Sponsorship / Media Placement
• Online Advertising & Promotions
• Social Media Programs
• On-site booth display & promotions / Sampling & Couponing
• Premium Seat Ticket Packages & Special Offers
• Customized Brand Activation Programs
• Naming Rights / Branded Locations / Product Placement
• Video Kiosks and Billboards
• Digital Advertisements
For more information on advertising at Stage AE, contact Kate Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 304.0684