Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts transformed a small western town into a well-respected cultural community. Throughout the years, the arts are explored through music, dance, drama, and other artistic mediums. Programs promoting the importance of the arts to children of all ages are conducted regularly. Lectures, workshops, and classes are held on a variety of thought-provoking subjects. The Virginia G. Piper Theater, Dayton Fowler Grafman Auditorium and other spaces within the center are available for rent.
The ASU Kerr Cultural Center is named after the famous stage artist Louise Lincoln Kerr. This terra-cotta building is one of the city's major hubs for art and culture events. Equipped with fabulous acoustics and a cozy ambiance, the historic venue has hosted many live music shows, concerts as well as storytelling and theatrical performances. ASU Kerr is also an excellent space for any occasion and is rented for private and corporate functions. With its charming and elegant setting, it is one of the city's most noteworthy establishments in the entertainment sector.
Designed with the aim of providing children with a platform perfect for performing arts, the Greasepaint Youtheatre succeeds in teaching them both on and off-stage skills. The actors at this theater put up riveting performances, quite unexpected from children so young. With shows divided according to age groups, this theater has put up wonderful performances like Les Miserables, The Jungle Book and The Wiz. They also organize after-school programs for schools and groups.
Scottsdale Studios is a humongous facility spread over 13,000 square feet (1207.74 square meters). Buzzing with activities, the studio features stage rehearsals, live recordings, music concerts and private events. With top-notch technical support like green screen for digital effects, recording equipment for voice over recording and live audio recording, Scottsdale Studios is a favorite among artists. Smash Mouth, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Corssin Dixon are some of the performers who have graced the stage. Check their website for regular updates.
Located in the Phoenix Convention Center, the Orpheum Theater is one of the oldest historic venues in the city. Built in 1929, the Spanish Baroque-style building underwent major transformation after its purchase by the city of Phoenix in 1984. The theater reopened in January 1997 and continually hosts performances. The building itself listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue seats 1,364 and is used for performing arts and touring productions featuring dance, theater, and music concerts.
Featuring multiple stages, the Herberger Theater Center is centrally located in downtown Phoenix. Center Stage contains a hydraulic orchestra pit and accommodates up to 802 patrons and the superb acoustics optimize every dramatic presentation. The smaller, more intimate Stage West theater seats 325 and this is where various dance troupes, plays and orchestras perform. This center is also home to Ballet Arizona, the Actors' Theater of Phoenix and the Arizona Theater Company.
The Paul G. Galvin Playhouse is a proscenium theater with a capacity of 485 seats in a continental seating arrangement. Located in the southeast part of the Nelson Fine Arts Center in the Arizona University campus, plays, operas and musical group performances are staged here. With an intimate air about it, the theater is the abode of upcoming artists, directors and producers. So call and check the schedule or log onto their website and be a part of Arizona's theatrical movement.
Katzin Concert Hall is located inside the Music Building of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at the Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. The venue is equipped with state of the art technology and has maple wood paneled stage also providing a great view of the courtyard outside. They also have facilities for audio and video recordings and is used for concerts and recitals. It is also a popular practice venue for the students of the Institute and can accommodate up to 350 spectators for a single event.
Housed within the Arizona State University Tempe Campus, Wells Fargo Arena plays host to many sporting events and can seat 14100 patrons at once. The venue is a grand space equipped with state of the art facilities making it ideal for basketball matches, gymnastics, wrestling championships, and volleyball tournaments. Apart from this, it also hosts graduation ceremonies and concerts at regular time intervals.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the striking ASU Gammage auditorium in 1959. Host to a number of plays, concerts, and musical performances, the venue is grand and the experience of watching the performances here, unforgettable. They also offer their venue for rehearsals and workshops. The round structure is a local landmark and it is located in the Arizona State University campus.
Studio Theatre is a part of the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the venue provides a delightful treat for the audience watching live performances here. Besides theater acts, this versatile space can also be used for corporate and social events.
As the heart of Phoenix's beating art scene, Tempe Center for the Arts is one of the city's primary event venues. The center includes a number of expansive spaces such as the 3500 square-foot (325.16 square-meter) gallery, a 200 seat studio theater and proscenium theater that seats 600. A vibrant schedule of events bring in the best of local and national talent to the stage with many performances suited for the youth. Events like Ballet under the Stars, open air concerts and public art displays are some of the many initiatives taken up by the center to get the community involved in its programs. For more on the services, schedules and facilities, call ahead or check out their website.