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Tempe Center for the Arts

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Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts

© Judy Hedding

Tempe Center for the Arts Street Address:

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Enjoy this photo gallery of the Tempe Center for the Arts.

Directions to the Tempe Center for the Arts:

The Tempe Center for the Arts is located on the south bank of Tempe Town Lake, west of Mill Avenue and east of Hardy Drive. Here's a map and directions to the Tempe Center for the Arts.

Tempe Center for the Arts General Phone Number:

480-350-2822

About the Tempe Center for the Arts:

The Tempe Center for the Arts opened in September 2007. It has two stages, meeting rooms, an indoor gallery and outdoor gallery, an outdoor park area and a reflecting pool, all on the 25 acre site. The Tempe Center for the Arts is located just south Tempe Town Lake, and adjacent to Tempe Beach Park. This multi-use facility combines stunning modern architecture with acoustical excellence.

Where to Get Tickets for the Tempe Center for the Arts Concerts and Events:

Everyone, including infants, must have a ticket to Tempe Center for the Arts events. Tickets can be purchased as follows:

1. Tempe Center for the Arts Box Office, at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway at the main entrance. It is open every day (limited hours on weekends). On performance days the box office opens two hours prior to curtain or at noon, whichever is earliest, and closes after intermission of the last show or at 5 p.m., whichever is latest.

2. Tempe Center for the Arts online.

3. By phone to the Tempe Center for the Arts Box Office at 480-350-2822.

See a seating chart for the Tempe Center for the Arts.

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More About Tempe Center for the Arts:


No seat in any of the theaters or auditoriums is more than 55 feet from the stage.

Theater seats 600 people on three levels, and features soft, permanently affixed chairs. Dance, drama, small scale opera, musical theater, orchestral performances and solo recitals are held here.

Studio has 200 with non-cushioned seats that can be moved around into different configurations, depending on the performance. Smaller musical and stage performances are held here.

Gallery usually features artwork from local, regional and national artists. This space may also be used for poetry readings or lectures.

Lakeside is an auditorium that is available for weddings, banquets, meetings, receptions. It may also be used for lectures.

The organizations that call the Tempe Center for the Arts their primary venue are:

  • Childsplay
  • Tempe Symphony Orchestra
  • A Ludwig Dance Theatre
  • Tempe Community Chorus
  • Arizona Wind Symphony
  • Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Desert Dance Theatre
  • Tempe Little Theatre
  • Arizona Academy for the Performing Arts

From September through November and January through May Tempe Center for the Arts hosts Walk-In Wednesdays where local musicians can perform in an open mic environment and the audience can enjoy the music for free.

All dates, times and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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