~ Our Top Pick ~
Carnival of Illusion has become a Phoenix theater
darling and their boutique adventure continues to grow in
popularity. It is Vaudeville magic, mystery, and OOOH La La!
Carnival of Illusion is the longest
running Arizona theater show and with more than nine seasons
under their belt, they have had plenty of time to perfect their
craft and bring the audience a fun & exciting entertainment
experience. Chock full of audience participation and an up close and
personal feel, it is perfect for date nights, anniversaries,
birthdays and special events. You will find yourself mesmerized with
the mystery and magic
of it all. Tickets are only available online, and there are a
limited number of tickets for each show, so get your tickets early!
The Herberger Theater Center is a non-profit
organization striving to support and maintain the growth of
performing arts in Phoenix. This lunch time Phoenix theater has been
rated as the "best culture on your lunch hour" by the local New
Times Best Award. If you're looking for a bit of theater in Phoenix
that's different and supports an underlying message, be sure to look
into the Herberger Theater Center.
The Orpheum Theatre provides a grand theater
experience with its Jewell and Delbert Lewis Auditorium seating over
1,300 patrons. This modern Phoenix theater maintains its historical
roots and beauty while a wide variety of touring performers visit
us. The Orpheum Theatre provides one of the oldest theater show
experiences in Phoenix.
The Mesa Arts Center will surely please any crowd with
it's award winning complex, and huge variety of concerts, theater,
dance and more! With three theatres and shows from large to small,
not to mention art galleries and classroom spaces, it truly fulfills
the promise of its name...an arts center. Located in downtown Mesa,
it is just a hop, skip and a jump from Phoenix's city center.
Celebrity Theatre hosts comedy and musical
entertainment and a hot spot to catch a concert, performance or
special event. This landmark facility provides the ultimate
entertainment viewing with a revolving stage. At the Celebrity
Theatre in Phoenix you can find a variety of performers, from
R&B to Chippendales to whatever floats your boat.
The Great Arizona Puppet Theater strives to promote
the art of puppetry with a variety of shows that are both fun and
educational. The theater in Phoenix performs many children's
classics like Cinderella. The theater is more than just great
entertainment for children but a wonderful venue for play and
The Arizona Science Center is more than just a family
museum with educational exhibits. It's also home to a
state-of-the-art IMAX theater. With two films running daily on a
huge 5 story screen, you'll be whisked away into adventure as you
learn more about some of the most exciting places in the world. If
you're looking for something other than a performing arts theater in
Phoenix, head over to the Arizona Science Center.
Ballet Arizona is the ideal theater for ballet lovers.
Professional performers create, perform and teach classical and
contemporary ballet to celebrate and preserve classical dance.
Ballet Arizona offers a full season of performances, so there's
something everyone will enjoy when looking for a great Phoenix
The Phoenix Symphony Hall is a performance icon in the
Phoenix area. This theater in Phoenix is home to a variety of dance
and musical productions, as well as a hot spot for many popular
entertainers. This popular venue provides a collection of the top
performing artists, in addition to the symphony, in one place.
Opera and music lovers will enjoy the performances at
the Arizona Opera theater in Phoenix. Now in its 42nd season, the
Arizona Opera offers top performances by professionals. Some of the
operas you'll find include are HMS Pinafore, The Flying Dutchman, La
Boheme, La Traviata and Don Pasquale.
The Phoenix Theatre is the oldest arts organization in
Arizona, hosting many well known performances throughout the year.
This Phoenix theater features many main stage productions, theater
for children and the Hormel New Works Festival. Whether you're a fan
of theater or hoping to one day perform, check out Phoenix Theatre.
Located on the campus of Arizona State University, the
ASU Gammage is one of the largest university-based locations for
performing arts. The Phoenix theater promotes artistic excellence
and generally hosts traveling Broadway theater shows.
Catch a great show and help support local performers
at the Arizona Theatre Company at the state theater company in
Phoenix and Tucson. This theater in Phoenix features a wide array of
performances. There are dramas, classics, musicals and contemporary
The Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix is home to
many great concerts and entertainers to the likes of Dennis Miller
and Mike Tyson. This hot spot is well known for it's selection of
performers. Add some fun into your day by checking out the Arizona
Financial Theatre in Phoenix.
Help support the valley's youth and have fun in the
process by stopping by the Valley Youth Theatre. This Phoenix
theater is dedicated to training and offering experience about the
performing arts. You'll find a variety of youth performances and
plays at this popular Phoenix theater.
Located within a beautiful lakeside art park, this
arts center is packed full of entertainment, art and inspiration.
With shows, workshops, classes, a gallery and a variety of arts
related events, you will find a wide range of activities to enjoy.
Come for the songwriter's showcase or their comedy concert series.
Those are just a few of the offerings at the Tempe Center for the
Shakespeare's works are still as vibrant and thrilling
today,as they were when they were written. This Southwest Theatre
company strives to bring the bards works to Arizona patrons of the
arts, exploring the language and passion of classical theatre.
This intimate theatre space is one of the few dinner
and show experiences in the Phoenix area. With favorites such as
Saturday Night Fever and Beauty and the Beast, there is a wide
variety of musical theatre on offer. You have your choice of buying
dinner and a show together, or performance only tickets (although
there is a 2 menu item minimum). Eat before the show, then sit back
and enjoy the evening without ever having to leave your seat.
Started by a mom whose son's dream was to act, even
though he had autism, Detour Company Theatre has been providing a
place for people with disabilities to have their 15 minutes of fame.
A summer of hard work is spent by 60-80 hopefuls who practice their
acting, singing and dancing abilities. Then come fall, the big show
is announced and the casting begins. This is not your traditional
theatre and these are not your traditional players, but there is
plenty to love about Detour Company Theatre productions.
With shows every weekend, you can catch competitive
improv regularly and never see the same show twice! Each week the
material is made up on the spot and the audience gets to shout out
the ideas and themes for each skit. These are mostly family friendly
shows, with a few "adult" content shows thrown in for good measure.
They also offer classes for anyone wanting to challenge themselves
and become a little (or a lot) more witty and spontaneous.
Professional improv at its best is a both a delight
and a surprise. Torch Theatre has been bringing longform improv to
Phoenix audiences since 2007. It strives to provide a space for
local artists of all types, including actors, comedians, writers
etc. to showcase their many talents. The Torch has shows on a weekly
basis, so check out one of their regular running shows, or pop in
for one of their other monthly staples.