With your move to Arizona, you will have options to visit some of Arizona’s cultural attractions. Here are a few to choose from:
Arizona Opera4600 N. 12th St. Phoenix AZ 85014
Now in its 37th season the Arizona Opera produces five lush grand opera performances a year throughout the state of Arizona and is one of only three companies in the United States to perform in two cities.
Phoenix Boys Choir1131 E. Missouri Ave. Phoenix AZ 85014
The internationally famous Phoenix Boys Choir sing from a songbook that includes English Choral sacred folk and jazz music as well as other audience favorites.
Phoenix Symphony1 N. 1st St. Suite 200
Phoenix AZ 85004
Founded in 1947 the Phoenix Symphony is Arizona’s only full-time professional orchestra serving the citizens of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area central Arizona and the southwestern United States. The 76-member symphony’s season runs from September to May with classical chamber orchestra and pops performances as well as youth outreach and community programs.
Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra8524 E. Thomas Rd. Scottsdale AZ 85251
This year marks the 34th season for the 60-member Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra known for its wide spectrum of symphony pops opera and musical productions. The Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra entertains Scottsdale and surrounding areas from November to June at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts.
Symphony of the Southwest56 South Center Street Mesa Arizona 85210
Founded originally as the Sun Valley Orchestra in 1956 by music educators in the Mesa Public School system the Symphony of the Southwest has grown to become one of the premier symphonic music groups in the Valley and performs in a variety of venues as it serves the community of Mesa and surrounding areas.
Actors Theatre of PhoenixHerberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe St
Phoenix AZ 85004
Actors Theatre of Phoenix is a professional theater company presenting contemporary theatre pieces with powerful themes timely subjects and the occasional surprise to create meaningful social dialogue within the Phoenix community.
The Arizona Theatre Company502 W. Roosevelt St. Phoenix AZ
Arizona’s premier leading professional resident company the Arizona Theatre Company offers a wide range of productions from classic to contemporary including Broadway hits. The company’s performance calendar runs from October to the end of May.
Black Theatre Troupe512 West Roosevelt St. Phoenix AZ 85003
Since its grassroots beginnings in 1970 as a creative outlet for talented youth the Black Theatre Troupe has grown to become a nationally recognized theatre troupe producing quality plays reflecting the African-American experience. The Black Theatre Troupe conducts educational workshops outreach programs and produces quality plays remaining true to its original mission to produce excellent performances while serving inner city neighborhoods the Valley at large as well as communities throughout the State of Arizona.
Mesa Encore Theatre1207 N. Country Club Drive Mesa AZ 85201
Mesa Encore Theatre brings the fun and excitement of live theatre to Mesa’s arts scene and is committed to contributing to the community’s cultural experience. Since 1937 the MET has brought together members of the community to act sing stage manage work back stage or front of the house in a true celebration of the “can do” spirit that community theatre is all about.
Fountain Hills Theater11445 N Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills AZ
The theater started 26 years ago as a fledgling group of hard-working dedicated volunteers producing 2 to 3 shows per year and has grown to two full-time theaters with 6 main-stage shows 4 youth theater shows 1 holiday show a full season of summer stock daily theater workshops and the summer teen camp.
Twenty-six years and still growing! Please accept this as an invitation to join the fun.
Phoenix Theatre100 E. McDowell Road Phoenix AZ 85004
The oldest continuously operated community theatre in the United States the Arizona Theatre Company has been producing comedies dramas musicals and children’s theatre since 1920. The Phoenix Theatre is considered an integral part of Arizona’s arts community providing entertainment and educational opportunities to all ages. Major programs include Mainstage a professional theatre for adult audiences the Cookie Company a theatre group for youth and families and PT Connections an off-site education and outreach program.
Queen Creek Performing Arts Center22149 Ocotillo Road Queen Creek AZ 85242
The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center brings quality professional theatre to the community through education outreach and children’s theatre programs while nurturing and developing emerging talent. In addition to Queen Creek’s Main Theatre series the company also presents a Family Theatre series and a Community Theatre series and offers spring and summer theatre camps for children.
Stagebrush Theatre7020 E. Second St. Scottsdale AZ 85251
The Stagebrush Theatre is home to two theatre companies: the Scottsdale Community Players and the Greasepaint Scottsdale Youtheatre. The Stagebrush has been the permanent home of the Scottsdale Community Theatre since it first opened its doors in 1951. The Greasepaint Scottsdale Youtheatre offers theatrical training to children between the ages of six to 18. Both programs provided a means for artists and audience members of all ages in the greater Scottsdale area to connect through productions workshops and educational outreach programs.
Tempe Performing Arts Center / Tempe Little Theatre700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Tempe AZ 85281
Located in downtown Tempe the Tempe Little Theatre is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that has produced community theatre productions in the East Valley for more than 35 years. TLT offers a friendly professional environment in which to learn more about theatre either on stage or behind the scenes. The company’s all-volunteer cast and crew are known for their high-quality productions that entertain and benefit the entire community.
Chandler Center for the Arts250 N. Arizona Ave. Chandler AZ 85225
Since 1989 the Chandler Center for the Arts has been committed to supporting artistic excellence with many artistic programs to challenge and entertain. The Chandler Center for the Arts is a turntable-divisible auditorium allowing for seating to be divided into three separate theaters: Main Stage the 350-seat Little Theatre and the 250-seat Recital Hall. Shows include a variety of performing artists and entertainers where for the past twenty years audiences have been delighted with intimate performances of jazz classical and other special music events.
Cricket Wireless Pavilion2121 N. 83rd Avenue Phoenix AZ 85035
Open year-round the Cricket Wireless Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater with 8000 seats under a pavilion roof with room for 12000 more on its expansive hillside. Large video screens broadcast the onstage action that features everything from Broadway musicals and concerts to dance and comedy.
Evelyn Smith Music Theater / Arizona State University at Tempe40 E. Gammage Parkway Tempe AZ 85282
The Evelyn Smith Music Theater hosts the Lyric Opera Theater’s productions plus recitals chamber groups and other guest performances.
Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium / Arizona State University in Tempe1200 S Forest Ave.
Tempe AZ 85281
Designed by the world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright the Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium is considered by many to be the highlight of ASU’s Tempe campus. Wright designed the building to be as acoustically perfect as possible ensuring that each of the seats in the 3000 seat auditorium is a perfect one from which to enjoy a performance. The Gammage hosts many Broadway touring companies as well as other performing arts groups throughout the year and is the location for many university traditions and special graduation celebrations at the close of each semester. Constructed in 1964 the building is named for Dr. Grady Gammage the legendary ASU president who led Arizona State College’s victorious campaign in the state legislature for a name change to Arizona State University in 1958.
Herberger Theater Center222 E Monroe St
Phoenix AZ 85004
The Herberger Theater Center is a premier performance venue arts incubator and advocate established in 1989 to support and foster the growth of performing arts in Phoenix as a performance venue and arts incubator the Herberger Theater Center has contributed to the cultural and educational development of the Valley. Each year approximately 175000 patrons including 30000 school-aged children share the unique experience of live performing arts.
The Herberger Theater includes two separate theaters Center Stage and Stage West. Center Stage has seating for 827 and is designed in such a way that no seat is farther than sixty-six feet from the stage. The 350-seat Stage West can be designed to accommodate theater-in-the-round cabaret or traditional proscenium theater. Herberger Theater is home to the Arizona Theater Company Ballet Arizona and Actors Theater of Phoenix and is often used as a performance space for touring productions.
Kerr Cultural Center / Arizona State University6110 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale AZ 85253
An adobe concert hall in Scottsdale the Kerr Cultural Center hosts concerts jazz festivals and a wide array of entertainment.
Lyceum Theatre in the Galvin Playhouse / Arizona State University in Tempe901 S. Forest Mall
Tempe AZ 85281
The Lyceum Theatre is home to the School of Theatre and Film’s second proscenium theatre performance space. and provides an intimate theater space perfect for hosting small professional and student productions.
Orpheum Theatre203 West Adams St. Phoenix AZ 85003
The Orpheum Theatre has been restored to its former Art Deco glory as part of Phoenix’s downtown revitalization and has played host to international ballet and regional theatrical productions.
Maricopa County Events Center / Arizona State University19403 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Sun City West AZ 85375
With 7048 seats the Maricopa County Events Center is the largest single-level theater in the country. The center hosts a variety of shows including concerts musical theater celebrity performances and other cultural events.
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum1326 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix AZ 85007
The Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 14870 seat multi-purpose indoor arena facility featuring a unique saddle-shaped roof and is located on the grounds of the Arizona State Fair and is frequently referred to by Phoenix residents as simply “The Coliseum.”
Wells Fargo Arena600 E Veterans Way Tempe AZ 85281
The Wells Fargo Arena is a multi-purpose facility with 14198 seats. Originally known as the Arizona State University Activity Center the facility was renamed after an $8 million refurbishing effort sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and has hosted a variety of concerts and events.
Ballet Arizona3645 E. Indian School Rd Phoenix AZ 85018
Ballet Arizona is one of Arizona’s largest performing arts companies and boasts more than 250 students. The company’s repertoire includes classical ballet as well as new modern works featuring stunning choreography. Ballet Arizona’s holiday favorite The Nutcracker draws thousands for its annual performance.