Arts & Culture

 

  • Phoenix Art Museum is the largest art museum in the Southwest and home to both contemporary and classic pieces.

  • The Children's Museum of Phoenix engages kids with hands-on, interactive experiences.

  • The Heard Museum is renowned for its collection of American Indian art and artifacts.

  • Geek out at the Arizona Science Center and its fun and educational exhibits for all ages.

  • Opt for a self-guided art walk along Roosevelt Row to see the creative, colorful work of local street artists, and stop in to spaces such as eye lounge and monOrchid.

  • See what life in Phoenix's pioneer days with a guided tour of The Rosson House Museum, a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house.

  • FilmBar is a 21-and-over only theater with an extensive range of craft beers and wine to sip while checking out an eclectic mix of foreign, classic, indie and cult flicks.

 

Festivals & Events

 

 

Live Music Venues

 

  • A converted auto dealership now plays host to a variety of events, from headlining acts to themed dance parties at The Van Buren. 

  • Valley Bar's basement music hall offers a truly underground experience, and their sister venue Crescent Ballroom has earned a hip reputation with nationally-known acts and up-and-coming local bands.

  • Comerica Theatre plays host to both big-name music acts and popular stand-up comedians.

  • The Nash is downtown Phoenix’s hub for all things jazz and offers intimate shows that touch on varied tastes of the genre.

 

Performing Arts & Theaters

 

  • You'll find drama and musical performances in the stunning show hall of historic Orpheum Theatre.

  • Works from classic composers and performances dedicated to the likes of Harry Potter and Star Wars are both regularly on the calendar at Phoenix Symphony Hall. 

  • Herberger Theater Center and Phoenix Theatre both keep their schedules full with award-winning plays and musicals.

  • Catch a show with the whole family at Valley Youth Theatre. Fun fact: It's where Hollywood star Emma Stone got her start!

 

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