Bazaar 2019

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 7:00pm (early entry at 6:00pm)

  • 18 & up

BAZAAR is in all white, capital, ornate letters with the tagline "A micro immersive carnival" beneath. In the background is a night sky, bright stars, and and red-orange moon.

Cross the arch and leave the real world behind as you enter Bazaar, Bricolage’s adventurous annual fundraiser. Bazaar is a magical, sprawling event with fire-breathers, acrobats, carnival games, and dynamically designed micro-immersive pods crafted by local artists of all kinds. This festival for the senses offers sensational food, delectable drinks, and surprises around every corner.

New! Bazaar Silent Auction

For the first time ever we’re opening the Bazaar silent auction up to everyone! Whether you’re with us in the fray or on the couch at home, you can bid on your favorite packages starting right now! Please note that the auction closes promptly at 10:30pm on Saturday, Oct 12th.

The Rundown

Bazaar takes place at the corner of Josephine and S. 21st Street in South Side, Rain or Shine! The attire of the evening is carnival-inspired, and you can get inspired by this look book put together by Bricolage costume designer Madison Hack. Insider tip: avoid uncomfortable shoes; this is an evening of adventure, after all!

Craving something a little more personal? Choose your own adventure in Podville! Step into one of our micro immersive pods and get transported to another world. We’re giving local artists, from installation artists to escape room designers to musicians and performers, each a 12’ X 8’ X 8’ storage pod to create unique and intimate encounters devised to tantalize your senses. We won’t tell you what’s inside each pod; we want to see if you’re game.

Midway Party
Mingle with fire-eaters, stilt walkers, the strange and the stranger. Test your dexterity and wit at the Bazaar Games Alley and win carnival tickets to earn fantastical prizes. Delight your senses with elevated festival food, wine, Grist House beer, and cocktails handcrafted by Boyd and Blair & and BLY mixologists.

The Carnival Club
Grandstand or Center Ring supporters can find refuge in the midst of revelry with savory delights and a private performance that assures them the best seats in the house.

Admission Passes

Click here to see a comparison chart of the 3 Admission Levels

All prices increased by $25 on October 1st. Want a FREE ticket to Bazaar? Join us as a volunteer and receive a free Big Top admission pass for yourself to use during your shift.

$125: Big Top – Access to Podville, the silent auction and games, free Midway Party food, + 10 carnival tickets*

$225: Grandstand – Big Top benefits + early entry at 6:00pm, access to Carnival Club and exclusive performance + 15 carnival tickets*

$300: Center Ring – Grandstand & Big Top benefits + Express Service throughout Podville, night-of portraits printed and mailed to you + 20 carnival tickets* (SOLD OUT)

*Carnival tickets can be redeemed for drinks, raffles, exclusive experiences, prizes, games, and more. Tickets can be directly purchased on-site or may be won by playing games of chance at the Midway Party.

Theater for All Ticket Lottery: Five winners were randomly selected to receive two free Big Top Admission Passes each, and entries were accepted through 2:00 PM EST on Monday, September 16.  Theater For All is intended to benefit guests for whom the ticket price represents a financial burden, and Bazaar is Bricolage’s only fundraiser; we asked our patrons to consider purchasing tickets instead of entering the lottery if they had the means to do so.


physically accessible, service dogs welcome, audio description and assisted listening, Braille and large print programs, and ASL interpretation

Bazaar is wheelchair accessible. Bricolage also provides accommodations such as audio description and ASL interpretation through our Immersive Companions program. You can browse our selection of support and comfort equipment by reading our Audience Menu. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. Immersive experiences are heavily rooted in the senses and often require movement. As a result, not all experiences are suitable for all patrons and we may need to make adjustments or plan parts of your visit in advance to best suit your needs; telling us about yourself and any concerns you have helps ensure the support you need will be available in Podville and throughout the carnival. We encourage you to identify any concerns you have that may prevent you from having a comfortable experience by leaving a comment when purchasing tickets, calling our office at 412.471.0999, or emailing Fred at

Sponsor Bazaar

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

B&B Potato Vodka and BLY Silver Rum Logo       1st Commonwealth Bank logo

Thank You To Our Silent Auction Donors

12 Peers Theater, 3 Towers Paranormal, Ace Axe Throwing, The Andy Warhol Museum, Arcade Comedy, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, barebones Productions, inc., Alan and Margie Baum, Brew Gentlemen, Brugge on North, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Science Center, Jeffrey Carpenter, City Theatre, Construction Junction, Contemporary Craft, Creative Citizens Studios, Daviea Davis, Tirzah DeCaria, Tami Dixon, Enter the Imaginarium, Lauri Fink and Mike Gable, Jen Fisher, The Frick Pittsburgh, Front Porch Theatricals, Evie Gardner, Gemini Theater Company, Giftsburgh, Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy, Golden Bone Pet Resort, Gypsy Tattoo Parlor, Handmade Arcade, Hidden Harbor, Maher S. Hoque, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Dave Klug of Klugworld, Liberty Magic, Lovely Day Events, Maggie’s Farm Rum, Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream, The National Aviary, The Oaklander Hotel, Off the Wall Productions, OTB Bicycle Cafe, Peggy and Paul Outon, Shelly Pagac, Cori and Dax Parise, Pet Pastries, Georgia Petropoulos, Phipps Conservatory, PICT Classic Theatre, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Pittsburgh OperaPittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Quantum Theatre, Michael Ramsay, Rick Sebak, River City BrassSpa Jema, Susan Speicher, Scarehouse, Rod and Donna Schwartz, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Superior Motors, Roseanne Silva and Michael Tonkin, Songs for Young Whippersnappers, The Whitfield, Tarot by Nicole, Donna Tidwell, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Vernon Realty, The Whitfield, Allison Whitney


See What Everyone Else Is Saying

  • "There were plenty of carnival games and performances, including Joseph Kerr the fire breather, acrobatics by ThaCrowBats and fire gypsy Kai Phoenix. DJ Pandemic kept the soundtrack carnival-cool as guests gathered to take a shot at the dunk tank, play ring toss and visit the food trucks."

    – Patricia Sheridan - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Meet the Cast & Crew

  • Ringleaders

    • Bricolage's Board of Directors
    • Alan & Margie Baum
    • Kenny Chen
    • Tirzah DeCaria
    • Lauri Fink & Mike Gable
    • Parag S. Gohel
    • Lori Hepner
    • James & Nita Kincaid
    • Tony Mologne
    • Peggy & Paul Outon
    • Marilyn Painter
    • Georgia Petropoulous
    • Colleen Pietrusinski
    • Kelsey Robinson
    • Henry & Mary Snyder
    • Deana Muro & David Stager
    • Donna Tidwell
    • Deryck Tines
    • Roseanne Silva & Michael Tonkin
    • Robert & Arlene Weiner
    • Frank Vitale