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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.

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  • Miles to Downtown Phoenix: 19
  • Miles to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: 12
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Meeting Rooms
Meeting Space
  • 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

Disney's The Lion King Jr

Mesa Arts Center
January 24, 2018 to January 28, 2018
Recurring daily
The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he…

Romeo and Juliet

Mesa Arts Center
January 25, 2018 to January 27, 2018
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One of Shakespeare’s most enduring plays. Shakespeare’s eternal love song is sung with new time and measure but a…

The Graduate

Mesa Arts Center
January 25, 2018 to January 28, 2018
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A theatrical adaptation of the 1967 film, the story follows a recent college graduate who is seduced by an older woman. This…

The Moth

Mesa Arts Center
January 26, 2018
The Moth is dedicated to the art of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than 3,000 stories, told live and without notes,…

The Fourth Light Project

Mesa Arts Center
January 31, 2018
The Fourth Light Project combines live music and sacred dance performance with interactive technologies. The audience is…

Assisted Living: The Musical

Mesa Arts Center
February 2, 2018 to February 4, 2018
Recurring daily
Assisted Living: The Musical® is a 75-minute vaudeville-esque revue. The show’s host couple enters heaven,…

Music of Harry Potter

Mesa Arts Center
February 2, 2018 to February 3, 2018
Recurring daily
Join The Phoenix Symphony this February as the Hogwarts Express returns to the Valley. Muggles, witches and wizards are welcome…

James and the Giant Peach

Mesa Arts Center
February 3, 2018 to February 11, 2018
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Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on…

Post Secret: The Show

Mesa Arts Center
February 6, 2018
PostSecret: The Show* is an immersive, poignant journey through the humor and humanity of personal stories we keep to…

Darlene Love

Mesa Arts Center
February 7, 2018
This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has done it all…from the highly successful Lethal Weapon film Series and the Oscar…

Contemporary Crafts Exhibition

Mesa Arts Center
February 9, 2018 to April 15, 2018
Recurring daily
Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary…

Mardi Gras

Mesa Arts Center
February 11, 2018
Kevin Clark, the Leader of the Dukes of Dixieland, helps us celebrate with a musical party through New Orleans. There will be a…

Chopin by Candlelight

Mesa Arts Center
February 15, 2018
In Chopin by Candlelight, British-Australian pianist Piers Lane will enchant the audience with a complete account of the…

Shen Yun

Mesa Arts Center
February 16, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Recurring daily
Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of…

Beauty and the Computer Geek

Mesa Arts Center
February 16, 2018 to February 25, 2018
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This original work is based on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, but with a "Prince Charming" from the 21st century…

Symphony of the Southwest's An Evening at the Opera

Mesa Arts Center
February 17, 2018
Verdi : “Overture” La Forza del…

Sense and Sensibility

Mesa Arts Center
February 17, 2018 to March 10, 2018
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Full of humor and emotional depth, this adaptation is “goofy, joyous and deeply moving.” According to The Daily News, NY.…

Jake Shimabukuro

Mesa Arts Center
February 21, 2018
Compared to the likes of Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is bringing his lightning-fast fingers…

John McEuen and the String Wizards

Mesa Arts Center
February 23, 2018
John McEuen and the String Wizards

Cameron Carpender

Mesa Arts Center
February 24, 2018
Cameron Carpenter is having a ball smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, all the while generating…

Metropolitan Youth Symphony: 36th Season Winter Concert

Mesa Arts Center
February 28, 2018
Metropolitan Youth Symphony ~ Season 36. The season opens with our Winter Concert Performance. Join us for an evening of…

Don McLean

Mesa Arts Center
March 2, 2018
Don McLean with supporting act Firefall

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Mesa Arts Center
March 3, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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The “Tale as Old as Time” Academy Award-winning animated film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic…

Gobsmacked

Mesa Arts Center
March 4, 2018
Direct from sell-out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes the mind-blowing vocal show Gobsmacked. This…

Jake Shimabukuro

Mesa Arts Center
March 6, 2018
Jake Shimabukuro

Ethan Bortnick

Mesa Arts Center
March 6, 2018
Ethan Bortnick

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

Mesa Arts Center
March 7, 2018 to March 10, 2018
Recurring daily
This hilarious show, based on the number one best-selling book from acclaimed author, John Gray, has been entertaining…

Celebrating David Bowie

Mesa Arts Center
March 7, 2018
Friends, former Bowie bandmates and world class players perform a career spanning concert of nothing but David Bowie…

Simply Three

Mesa Arts Center
March 8, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Recurring daily
The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating…

Lollapalooza

Mesa Arts Center
March 11, 2018
Excellent, outstanding, striking, and impressive? It’s the definition of Lollapalooza and the Salt River Brass! Join them for…
The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being created here in the United States. The Mexican-American communities of AZ and CA are…

Spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity

Mesa Arts Center
March 18, 2018 to March 19, 2018
Recurring daily
This immersive art experience offers interactive and collaborative arts experiences for people of all ages. Spark! will…

Beethoven Under the Stars

Mesa Arts Center
March 19, 2018
Witness the complete Beethoven String Trios. These virtuostic masterpieces were the precursor to his legendary Quartets.…

Human Nature

Mesa Arts Center
March 20, 2018
Human Nature are one of Australia’s greatest musical success stories and exports. The foursome…

Beethoven in the House

Mesa Arts Center
March 22, 2018
Witness the complete Beethoven String Trios. These virtuostic masterpieces were the precursor to his legendary Quartets.…
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paula and Mary

Henry IV, Part One

Mesa Arts Center
March 24, 2018 to April 7, 2018
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The first installment of what is widely acknowledged to be Shakespeare’s greatest historical saga, King Henry IV Part I…

Symphony of the Southwest's Movie Music Madness

Mesa Arts Center
March 24, 2018
Side-by-Side concert with Youth Symphony of the Southwest featuring favorite themes from the movies: Star Trek br…

The Magic of Adam Trent

Mesa Arts Center
March 25, 2018
Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the break out star of the world’s best-selling magic show The…

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Mesa Arts Center
April 5, 2018
Since Bradlee created PMJ in 2009, the project has amassed more than 740 million a…

Forbidden Broadway

Mesa Arts Center
April 7, 2018 to April 22, 2018
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In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in…

An Intimate Evening with The Trailer Park Boys

Mesa Arts Center
April 11, 2018
What’s supposed to be an intimate evening with the Trailer Park Boys quickly goes off the rails when, after escaping…

David Archuleta

Mesa Arts Center
April 14, 2018
David Archuleta became a star at just 16. In 2008 more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice…

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Mesa Arts Center
April 17, 2018
Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved…

David Byrne

Mesa Arts Center
April 19, 2018
David Byrne performs at Mesa Arts Center

Chad Prather - Star-Spangled Banner Tour

Mesa Arts Center
April 21, 2018
Chad Prather was entertaining audiences on television as early as two years old. The desire to be onstage…

Tao: Drum Heart

Mesa Arts Center
April 22, 2018
TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern,…

Magical Music Tour

Mesa Arts Center
April 29, 2018
Closing the 30th season, they go on a Magical Music Tour of music from around the world. They'll travel through time to…
Metropolitan Youth Symphony ~ Season 36. The season opens with our Finale Performance. Join us for an evening of great…

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Mesa Arts Center
May 8, 2018
“Weird Al” Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back. For the first time in his storied…
Tuscon natives Mariachi Sol Azteca will perform with Genaro Moreno in a special Mariachi Concert celebrating Mother’s…

Celtic Woman: Homecoming

Mesa Arts Center
May 16, 2018
On a winter’s night in Dublin 14 years ago…an idea. To create a musical show with exceptional talent. Classically and…

Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour

Mesa Arts Center
May 17, 2018
Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall has announced his new world tour, Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden…

Rock of Ages

Mesa Arts Center
May 19, 2018 to June 3, 2018
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This jukebox musical, built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, features the music of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat…