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Arizona Opera

Since its beginning in 1971, the Arizona Opera has made Tucson its home.  It has grown in performances and support throughout the years and now has fully staffed offices in Tucson and Phoenix with a subscriber base of over 10,000.

Ballet Arizona
Founded in 1986, Ballet Arizona is one of Arizona’s largest performing-arts companies. One of it’s annual performances, The Nutcracker is performed at Symphony Hall.

A theatre for young audiences and families….. The theatre was founded and organized in 1977 by artistic director David Saar, and performed its first play, Sense and Nonsense.  In 2001, the theatre received the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award for Arts-in-Education.

Heard Museum
USA Today describes the Heard Museum as “the nation’s most prestigious private Indian arts center.”   It’s origin goes back to 1929 when Dwight and Maie Heard founded the museum to house their collection of cultural and fine art.

The Phoenix Symphony
The 75 member Phoenix Symphony offers a wide range of musical presentation, including Classics, Symphony  Pops, Chamber Orchestra, and Family oriented presentations.  The Symphony was founded in 1947 and participates in over 250 concerts and presentations per year.

Phoenix Art Museum
The museum opened in 1959 and currently hosts over 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary, and Western American art in a 160,000 sq.ft. building.  A $42.1 million expansion of scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2006.

Arizona Theatre Company
The ATC strives to create professional theatre that continually strives to reach new levels of artistic excellence; that resonates locally, in the state of Arizona, and throughout the nation.   Click on the link to go to the official ATC website.

Gammage Autitorium – ASU

Click here for theatre tickets and information at Arizona State University.

Herberger Theater Center 
The Herberger Theater Center was conceived as a pivotal piece in the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Phoenix. Built in 1989 to support and foster the growth of performing arts in Phoenix as a performance venue and arts incubator, the Herberger Theater Center has contributed to the cultural and educational development of the Valley. Each year, approximately 173,000 patrons, including 37,000 school-aged children share the unique experience of live performing arts. Click on the link above to go the HTC website.

Actors Theatre of Phoenix
Stage West is where you’ll experience Actors Theatre. Only 300 hundred seats, all within 50 feet of the stage – less is way more in this intimate setting.  Click on the link above for more ticket information and a list of productions.

Mystery Mansion
Now in its 18th year, The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater continues to entertain the greater Phoenix area with unique live interactive theater.  Click on the link above for more information.