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Mesa Arts Center

  • 1 E. Main St. P.O. Box 1466 Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
    • Phone: (480) 644-6511
    • Fax: (480) 644-6585
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The Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is a unique, architecturally stunning, international award winning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa. Arizona's largest arts center is home to four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Guests, patrons, and students come to Mesa Arts Center to enjoy the finest live entertainment and performances, world-class visual art exhibitions, and outstanding arts education classes. The facility is an architectural showpiece and a destination for visitors to the Phoenix area. The Mesa Arts Center mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant.

General Information
  • Miles to Downtown Phoenix: 19
  • Miles to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: 12
Facility Info
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  • Reception Capacity 450
  • ADA Compliant Rooms 0
  • Audio true
  • Max Banquet Capacity 475
  • Outdoor Banquet Capacity 150
  • Miles to Phoenix Convention Center 19
  • Non-Smoking Rooms 0
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space, Outdoor 0
  • Max Reception Capacity 850
  • Outdoor Reception Capacity 400
  • Stage true
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space, Indoor+Outdoor 0
  • Visual true
  • Banquet Capacity 275
Mesa Contemporary Arts
  • Classroom Capacity: 2
  • Reception Capacity: 1
Mesa Arts Center
  • Theater Capacity: 4
  • Classroom Capacity: 5
  • Reception Capacity: 2
Arizona Museum for Youth
  • Classroom Capacity: 2
  • Reception Capacity: 1
Arizona Museum of Natural History
  • Classroom Capacity: 2
  • Reception Capacity: 2

Contemporary Crafts Exhibition

Mesa Arts Center
March 23, 2017 to April 23, 2017
Recurring daily
Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary…

Pride @ Prejudice

Mesa Arts Center
March 24, 2017 to April 8, 2017
(Select Dates)
In this romantic deconstruction of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice is playfully reinvented with modern-day…


Mesa Arts Center
March 26, 2017
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit…

In the Mood

Mesa Arts Center
March 31, 2017
In the Mood takes a look at America’s Swing Era, the last time when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music. It…

Bye Bye Birdie

Mesa Arts Center
April 5, 2017
Rock star Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the Army and his manager sets up one last big publicity stunt before he goes.…

The Fantasticks

Mesa Arts Center
April 7, 2017 to April 23, 2017
(Select Dates)
"Try to Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the…

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue

Mesa Arts Center- Ikeda Theater
April 15, 2017
Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of Bollywood movies that…

Jazz Under the Stars with Carlos Henriquez

Mesa Arts Center- Alliance Pavilion Stage
April 19, 2017
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with MAC. Carlos Henriquez’s The Bronx Pyramid marked the Bronx-born, Nuyorican bassist’s…

Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance

Mesa Arts Center- Piper Repertory Theater
April 20, 2017
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. A…

Sesame Street Live

Mesa Arts Center
May 3, 2017 to May 4, 2017
Recurring daily
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street.…

Straight Outta OZ

Mesa Arts Center
May 3, 2017
Broadway Actor, MTV star, American Idol Finalist and Viral YouTube personality Todrick Hall is putting a new “twister” on L.…

Carnival of Illusion

Mesa Arts Center
May 13, 2017
Step right up and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated…

Los Lonely Boys

Mesa Arts Center- Ikeda Theater
May 17, 2017
Los Lonely Boys members, Henry, Jojo and Ringo, have been making music together for their entire lives. The brothers recorded…


Mesa Arts Center
May 19, 2017 to May 28, 2017
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Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe…

Celtic Woman

Mesa Arts Center- Ikeda Theater
May 23, 2017
Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents Voices of Angels a captivating new show for 2017. Voices of…


Mesa Arts Center
June 15, 2017 to June 25, 2017
(Select Dates)
The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale relates the story of a cyclone that carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When…