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.
WestWorld, a premier, nationally-recognized equestrian and special event facility, provides recreational opportunities and family entertainment. The open-air arena is home to many horse shows, car exhibitions and other activities throughout the year. WestWorld has hosted such world-renowned events as the Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Visit website for a list of current events.
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.
True to its name, FilmBar, showcases mostly indie films and it serves superb craft beers, wine and other spirits while you enjoy the flick. The micro-cinema space within the bar seats up to 70 and screens an interesting selection; from foreign and independent titles to cult classics and the work of local filmmakers. Tickets to the shows can be bought at the venue itself and members enjoy concessions and combos. For those coming in just to enjoy the bar, their range of drinks covers 25 different craft beers and a wonderful selection of wines. One other note, if you wish to continue the drinking after the film ends, the Angels Trumpet Ale House across the street is a beer lover's dream.
Dramatically positioned between mountain buttes, this 65,870-seat stadium is home to Arizona State University. Built in 1958, the place annually hosts the Fiesta Bowl and has previously welcomed the Super Bowl. Over the years, this stadium has been extensively renovated, including a $1.67 million renovation in 1992. State of the art video equipment has been installed, including a system that offers fans instant replay action. Located atop the upper deck on the west side, suite seating accommodates up to 900 fans.
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.