FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Dates

Tuesday, October 01 – Sunday, October 06, 2013.

Locations

For more information on this year’s venues, please visit our Venue page.

View 2013 VIA Festival – Venues in a Google map

FAQs

How old do I have to be to attend Workshops?
All Workshops are free, all-ages, and open to the public.

How old do I have to be to attend paid events?
TUESDAY (Brillobox) – 21+
WEDNESDAY (Filmmakers) – all-ages
WEDNESDAY (Brillobox) – 21+
THURSDAY (Rex Theater) – 18+
FRIDAY, SATURDAY – 18 TO ENTER, 21 TO DRINK.
Must show proper ID to be allowed on site.
SUNDAY (Altar) – all-ages

Can I buy tickets at the door?
If tickets are still available, they will be for sale at the door of each event.

What items am I NOT allowed to bring with me?
Restrictions vary by venue, but general rules prohibit the following:
Large bags/backpacks, Weapons of any kind, Outside food & beverages, Professional cameras & recording devices, Illegal substances, Squirt guns, misters, spray bottles, etc, Laser pens and similar focused-light devices, Glowsticks, hoola-hoops, etc., Chairs, Bottles, cans, camelpacks, canteens, flasks, bota bags, coolers, Pets, Musical instruments, Sleeping bags (no overnight camping or sleepovers), Umbrellas

What items CAN I bring with me?
Digital cameras (non-professional), disposable cameras, film cameras (non-professional), fanny packs, sealed bottled water, backpacks/satchels (medium-sized), lighters, sunglasses, cigarettes.
(Please note: any items left on-site will be discarded.)

Will I be allowed to leave the venue and re-enter?
Yes, of course. Wristbands and/or badges must be worn and intact to be able to re-enter the event.

What’s the deal with parking?

PARKING FOR ALTAR BAR
More street parking. There’s some paid lots nearby, but no one really uses them after dark.

PARKING FOR BRILLOBOX
Street parking is your best bet. Look on Main street north of Penn Avenue.

PARKING FOR CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART
Lot parking (paid), street parking at Forbes and Craig.

PARKING FOR CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Lot parking near the University Center (paid), metered parking on Tech and Frew streets.

PARKING FOR DANCE ALLOY
Street parking on Penn Ave. and nearby streets (Stratford, Roup, etc.)

PARKING FOR KELLY STRAYHORN THEATER
Metered parking nearby, some broken meters also nearby.

PARKING FOR MELWOOD FILMMAKERS
Street parking or the Melwood lot across the street (free).

PARKING FOR THE MILLER GALLERY
Lot parking near the University Center (paid), metered parking on Tech and Frew streets.

PARKING FOR THE REX
Street parking anywhere ’round the South Side.

Are you still booking artists?
Sorry, all booking has been completed for 2013.