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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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  • 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

Ying Quartet With Zuill Bailey

Mesa Arts Center
September 29, 2016
Robert Schumann intended to arrange an alternative version of his Cello Concerto, re-scoring it for cello and string quartet,…

A Little Princess

Mesa Arts Center
September 29, 2016 to October 9, 2016
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This engaging musical adaptation of the classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett opens with a happy Sara Crewe, heiress to a large…

Paula Poundstone

Mesa Arts Center
October 1, 2016
32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country—stopping in at open mic nights at…

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

Mesa Arts Center
October 6, 2016 to October 8, 2016
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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live takes the audience on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. Viewers will get the…

Twyla Tharp Dance Performance

Mesa Arts Center
October 7, 2016
Twyla Tharp – one of the century’s most treasured artists – continues to celebrate her 50th anniversary of…

The Merchant of Venice

Mesa Arts Center
October 14, 2016 to October 29, 2016
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Shakespeare’s dark story of religion, race and prejudice has caused controversy wherever it has been presented. Bassanio, a…
Costume contest! Audience participation! Plus live talkback and Q+A with Barry! It’s the event that will have you shivering…

Robert Klein

Mesa Arts Center
October 23, 2016
For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on…
Starring The Edwards Twins, their show has been hailed by the most critical critics in New York, LA, Boston, and other major…

The Romeros

Mesa Arts Center
October 27, 2016
Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros were founded by the legendary Celedonio Romero with his sons…

Malcolm-Jamal Warner’s Miles Long

Mesa Arts Center
October 28, 2016
When not acting and directing, Warner is a poet and a bass player. In 2015, Warner nabbed his first Grammy Award® for “Best…

Slate presents Unelectable You

Mesa Arts Center
November 3, 2016
In this new era of viral gaffes and social-media campaigning, of rebels preaching to the disenchanted on both sides of the…

The Music Man

Mesa Arts Center
November 4, 2016 to November 20, 2016
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman comes to town. By turns of wicked, funny, warm, romantic and…

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Mesa Arts Center
December 1, 2016 to December 11, 2016
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Based on the bestselling book, this delightful comedy is an American classic and one of the best holiday stories ever written.…

The Fox on the Fairway

Mesa Arts Center
January 6, 2017 to January 22, 2017
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A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on…

Itzhak Perlman

Mesa Arts Center
January 12, 2017
Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live Series. Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak…

Annie

Mesa Arts Center
January 13, 2017 to January 14, 2017
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Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin…

The Heroes of Olim

Mesa Arts Center
February 9, 2017 to February 19, 2017
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Winston, a common thief, witnesses the kidnapping of the Kingdom of Olim’s beloved Princess Elena by the King’s trusted advisor…

Navah Perlman

Mesa Arts Center
February 15, 2017
Pianist Navah Perlman performs and recounts her journey growing up the daughter of famed violinist Itzhak Perlman. Having…

Photograph 51

Mesa Arts Center
February 24, 2017 to March 11, 2017
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An intriguing portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her often overlooked role in the discovery of DNA’s double…

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight

Mesa Arts Center
February 24, 2017
A living, breathing, American masterpiece! It is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the…

Billy Elliott the Musical

Mesa Arts Center
March 10, 2017 to March 19, 2017
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Mesa Encore Theatre presents this long-awaited masterpiece, during the first season it has become available for licensing. Set…

To Sleep to Dream

Mesa Arts Center
March 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
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Set in a society where the act of dreaming is outlawed, Jack Richards -a man lost in the system -has a glimpse of a dream. When…

Pride @ Prejudice

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

Disenchanted!

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…

The Fantasticks

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

Urinetown

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…

OZ

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