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If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center
Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center

(602) 254-9817

147 E Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

If you want to learn more about the rich culture and history of Latin Americans, the Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center is a must-visit destination. Founded in 2009, ALAC is a coalition of Latino artists and art organizations that celebrate and promote the Latino presence in Arizona through education and advocacy.

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, ALAC offers changing exhibits, workshops, classes, and seminars that provide insights into the vibrant Latino community. After a guided tour, visit the gift shop and bookstore to take home a piece of this unique cultural experience.

Arizona State University Gammage
Arizona State University Gammage

(480) 965-5062

1200 S Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281   Directions Website

Experience the magic, top-notch entertainment, and breathtaking architecture at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium on Arizona State University's Tempe campus. This world-renowned performing arts center presents the Broadway Across America series and performances by some of the world's most talented dancers, musicians, and performers.

ASU Gammage is a must-visit destination for those who enjoy Broadway shows and high-quality entertainment. In the past, the venue has hosted some of the most memorable performances, including popular hits such as Wicked, Mama Mia!, Shrek The Musical, and Young Frankenstein.

Ballet Arizona
Ballet Arizona

(602) 381-0184

2835 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034   Directions Website

Experience breathtaking dance artistry and athleticism performances with Ballet Arizona, Phoenix's leading professional dance company. Their season includes a mix of classic and contemporary interpretations, featuring shows like The Nutcracker and Modern Masters.

Ballet Arizona is a professional ballet company specializing in classical and contemporary ballet. They are known for their innovative and thought-provoking performances and commitment to preserving classical dance while creating new works. They believe that performances can transform lives. They offer audiences and participants the chance to embark on a one-of-a-kind journey that stretches the limits of imagination and allows them to experience art in their unique way.

Celebrity Theatre
Celebrity Theatre

(602) 267-1600

440 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85008   Directions Website

Catch the best of today's headliners at the Celebrity Theatre. This 2,650-seat theater-in-the-round venue offers unobstructed views from every seat in the house, so you'll never miss a moment of the action.

Notable performers have included Roger Daltrey, Don Rickles, and Etta James, to name a few. With its world-class sound system and constantly amazing headliners, the Celebrity Theatre will surely provide an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

Chandler Center For The Arts
Chandler Center For The Arts

(480) 782-2680

250 N Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225   Directions Website

Fan of Broadway productions in an intimate setting? Then Chandler Center for the Arts is the perfect theater for you. This entertainment venue specializes in bringing top-name performers to the stage, particularly jazz and adult contemporary musicians.

One of the most impressive aspects of Chandler Center for the Arts is its three dynamic performance spaces, the 1500-seat Main Stage, the 350-seat Hal Bogle Theatre, and the 250-seat Recital Hall. In addition, the center boasts two extensive art galleries, The Gallery at CCA and Vision Gallery, which showcase the work of today’s most engaging, enlightening, and relevant artists.

Herberger Theater Center
Herberger Theater Center

(602) 252-8497

222 E Monroe St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

The Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix is a fantastic must-see destination for anyone who loves the arts and wants to experience cutting-edge live performances. One of its primary goals is to help educate and inspire young people regarding live performances. Many of the productions here are tailored specifically for children and showcase the talents of local, young actors.

The center is home to three incredible theater groups: the Actors Theatre, the Arizona Theatre Company, and the Center Dance Ensemble. In addition, visitors can view the works of amazing Arizona artists in the Upper Steele Pavilion, making the Herberger Theater Center a well-rounded and inviting destination.

Marquee Theatre | Lucky Man Concerts
Marquee Theatre | Lucky Man Concerts

(480) 829-1300

730 N Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281   Directions Website

The Marquee Theatre in downtown Tempe is an intimate venue showcasing some of the most cutting-edge talent, from up-and-coming college bands to established acts like Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and Jimmy Eat World. And with Lucky Man Concerts at the helm, you know you're in for a great time.

Over the years, the Marquee Theatre has hosted some legendary shows, including performances by New Found Glory, Owl City, AFI, and Jack's Mannequin. Plus, its location near the Salt River and Arizona State University means there's always a fun and diverse crowd to party with. So if you're ready to get your groove on, head to the Marquee Theatre and rock out like never before.

Orpheum Theater
Orpheum Theater

(602) 262-6225

203 W Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85003   Directions Website

Get ready to be amazed at the Orpheum Theater. This vibrant and popular cultural facility is the perfect place to enjoy public performances by the Phoenix Opera, the Phoenix Ballet, and various other talented artists.

The theater has undergone a complete restoration and now features state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, making it the perfect venue to showcase the best entertainment. As the central entertainment hub in downtown Phoenix, the Orpheum Theater draws crowds from all over the city and beyond. Whether you're a fan of concerts, Broadway productions, comedy shows, or any other performance, you won't miss the chance to experience the magic of the Orpheum Theater.

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater
The Great Arizona Puppet Theater

(602) 262-2050

302 W Latham St
Phoenix, AZ 85003   Directions Website

Get ready for a unique and imaginative way to experience classic storybook characters. The Great Arizona Puppet Theater is the place to be. From Rumpelstiltskin to The Tale of Peter Rabbit, you'll be amazed by the artistry of puppetry and the incredible skill of our professional puppeteers and theater artists.

They offer entertaining and educational shows for students, and their repertoire of over 60 shows ranges from original stories about the environment to fun versions of fairy tales. They even provide study guides free of charge to enhance the experience for students and parents.

Visit the historic building year-round, or catch one of the traveling shows at schools, libraries, child cares, and community centers all over Arizona and beyond. And see the adults-only Puppet Slam night for a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

The Nash
The Nash

(602) 795-0464

110 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

The Nash is a beautiful place where jazz fans come together to celebrate the beauty of this uniquely American art form. It's not just a concert club but also a learning space that offers innovative educational and performance programs. Whether you're interested in classic jazz or new music, The Nash has something for everyone. From concerts by student musicians and local pros to workshops, master classes, and clinics, there are countless opportunities to explore the world of jazz.

The Nash also hosts weekly jazz jam sessions, which are always a crowd favorite. But most importantly, The Nash is committed to ensuring the future of jazz for generations to come. The educational programming at The Nash introduces young musicians to the art of improvisation and encourages individual expression while playing in a band. With programs for students throughout the Greater Phoenix area, The Nash is cultivating the next generation of jazz musicians.

The Neighborhood Comedy Theatre
The Neighborhood Comedy Theatre

(602) 374-5638

214 W Main St
Mesa, AZ 85202   Directions Website

Are you looking for a night of laughter and fun? Look no further than the Neighborhood Comedy Theatre's Improv Comedy Show. As the judge, you get to shout out suggestions and decide which team of comedians is the funniest. The performers pull out all the stops to win bragging rights.

With no two shows ever being the same, you're guaranteed a hilarious and spontaneous experience. The NCT also offers improv comedy classes, workshops, corporate and private entertainment events, and more. Come check out Downtown Mesa's home for comedy and enjoy all ages of improv comedy, variety, sketch comedy, and more each week.

The Phoenix Theatre Company
The Phoenix Theatre Company

(602) 254-2151

1825 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

Enjoy an entertainment experience that spans generations at the Phoenix Theatre. As one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, this theater boasts a heavyweight reputation for delivering quality productions that are sure to please audiences of all ages.

There's something for everyone at the Phoenix Theatre, with different programs and performance areas available. The Mainstage features professional adult theater productions, while the Cookie Company offers family-friendly shows for youth. Additionally, PT Connections: Education & Outreach takes theater beyond the stage and into outside organizations. The Phoenix Theatre Academy is the perfect place for aspiring performers to improve their skills. For a unique experience, the New Works Festival showcases plays as playwrights and performers are developing them.

Valley Youth Theatre
Valley Youth Theatre

(602) 253-8188

525 N 1st St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

The Valley Youth Theatre is a beautiful place for young audiences to experience live productions by talented young actors and behind-the-scenes staff. They even have a children's orchestra. With at least six shows per year, there's always something exciting happening at this theater.

It's incredible to see how much of a positive impact Valley Youth Theatre has had on many children and their families since 1989. The performing arts can inspire children to be their best, and Valley Youth Theatre is a shining example.

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