Rent Event Space

Host a Hot Event

If you’ve attended a Hot Jam or other event at Pittsburgh Glass Center you know that you can expect an unforgettable and captivating experience.

One of the top facilities in the country, Pittsburgh Glass Center is a school, gallery, and state-of-the-art studio dedicated to teaching, creating, and promoting contemporary glass art.

In addition to the unique amenities found in a glass studio, the urban/industrial chic building has open spaces for meeting, eating, and greeting and many windows with neighborhood views and warm breezes during the spring, summer, and fall months. During the winter, it’s a great place to warm up by the furnace and host a holiday party.

To book your event, please complete this form.

If you have any questions, contact Kate at 412-365-2145 x 214 or kduncan@pittsburghglasscenter.org

glassblowing demonstration at PGC

Host a special event at Pittsburgh Glass Center and your guests will: 

  • Feel the heat from the furnace as glass artists twist and twirl, block and blow in the Hot Shop creating amazing works of art 
  • Be blinded by the light of the torch in the Flame Shop with artists maneuvering a mandrel of molten glass making beads, marbles, and more 
  • Explore colorful contemporary glass exhibits in the Hodge Gallery 
  • Make their own one-of-a-kind glass art 

Base 3-Hour Rental 
Hot Shop and Landing (Capacity 50)  $1,500 
Includes glassblowing demonstrations and two staff for event supervision. Extend your rental period for a fee of $250/hour.

Add Seminar Room (Capacity 30) + $250 

Add Lobby and Hodge Gallery (Capacity 100) + $250 

Add Flame, Kiln, and Cold Shops (Capacity 225) + $500 

Add Parking Lot (19 Spots total) + $250 

Available Extras +$250
Chairs (90), 72” round tables (4), 96” x 29” tables (8), 72” x 29” tables (8), and 72” x 24” tables (4) 

Table and Chair Setup +$100

Entire Building, including Parking Lot  $2,500
The entire building rental ensures that no members of the public will be allowed into the building during your event.

To book your event, contact Kate at 412-365-2145 x 214 or kduncan@pittsburghglasscenter.org

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Flameworking Demonstration +$150

Hands-on flower, ornament, pumpkin, or paperweight glassblowing activity +$50-$55/person

Hands-on fused glass suncatcher activity  +$40/person

To book your event, contact Kate at 412-365-2145 x 214 or kduncan@pittsburghglasscenter.org

Below you'll find more specific details about hosting an event at Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Pittsburgh Glass Center can provide handmade glass gifts for your guests. Paperweights, ornaments, and fused plates are only a few of the options that are available in custom colors. Gifts must be ordered at least 30 days in advance.  

Renters may hire a caterer of their choice; the vendor must furnish liability insurance. Space for a caterer is available and easily accessible; however, PGC’s kitchen does not include a stovetop or an oven.

Alcohol is permitted at the facility. It may NOT be sold without a permit and insurance which are the renter’s responsibility. Renters are responsible for party members’ consumption of minors and must not serve minors. All Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board laws must be observed.  

Parking is available free of charge in the attached lot. We have 19 spots total, including 1 accessible.  Additional parking is available on the street. Valet service may be arranged by renter.

Due to the detailed nature of facility rentals, we require all reservations be made at least 3 months ahead of your requested rental date.

A fifty percent retainer is required to reserve the facility. $250 is non-refundable in case of cancellation.

If you have any questions, contact Kate at 412-365-2145 x 214 or kduncan@pittsburghglasscenter.org