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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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  • Hours of Operation: The Mesa Arts Center Box Office is open M-F10A-7P, SAT10A-5P, SUN12P-4P.
  • Locally Owned:
  • Light Rail Walking Distance (within 1.0 Mile):
  • Miles to Downtown Phoenix: 19
  • Miles to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: 12
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  • AAA Rating: Not Rated by AAA
  • Forbes Star Rating: Not Rated by Forbes
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Meeting Space
  • Reception Capacity 450
  • ADA Compliant Rooms 0
  • Audiovisual true
  • Max Banquet Capacity, Indoor+Outdoor 475
  • Outdoor Banquet Capacity 150
  • Miles to Phoenix Convention Center 19
  • Non-Smoking Rooms 0
  • Max Reception Capacity, Indoor+Outdoor 850
  • Outdoor Reception Capacity 400
  • Stage true
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space, Indoor+Outdoor 0
  • 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

She Kills Monsters

January 21, 2020 to January 26, 2020
Recurring daily
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of…
In 15 years as a wildlife photographer and cinematographer, Shannon Wild has learned to expect the unexpected. She’s been…
Hailed by the New York Times as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” Catalyst Quartet…

Lisa Lampanelli's Losin' It

January 24, 2020 to January 25, 2020
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Lisa Lampanelli has lost and gained more than 372 pounds over the course of her life. A veteran of several Moth and Risk!…
The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With…
Mystery Science Theater 3000 announces the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour featuring the original host and MST3K creator…
The Moth is dedicated to the art of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than 3,000 stories, told live and without…
The toes will be tapping and hands will be clapping as we step into the Big Band era. Dan Bukvich keeps the beat…

Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

February 13, 2020 to February 23, 2020
Recurring daily
There have been no alien sightings in Rachel, Nevada for two whole years. This means trouble for 50 townspeople that live…
The most successful reality romance series in the history of television is coming to your hometown.…
The Valley may best remember Renée Fleming for her touching performance of “Danny Boy” during the Celebration of Life for…

Carnival of Illusion (Mesa Shows)

February 14, 2020 to March 21, 2020
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This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a…
Join Symphony of the Southwest as we welcome pianist Erin Hales to join us in a performance of Rachmaninoff's Concerto…
Bioengineer and research diver Kakani Katija takes you deep into the midwaters of the ocean—one of the least explored…

A Midsummer Night's Dream

February 21, 2020 to March 7, 2020
Recurring daily
Shakespeare’s fantastical romantic comedy filled with lovers, dreamers, fairies, magic, and laughter from top…

Simply Three

February 21, 2020
The electrifying trio has been captivating audiences with high-octane performances since 2010. A classical crossover, they…

Azure Family Concerts

February 22, 2020 to April 25, 2020
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These free Azure events are fun, friendly and engaging performances tailored to children and young adults who are on the…
Founded in 1982, Metropolitan Youth Symphony is one of the valley’s finest and most established instrumental youth…
The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing…

Shrek: The Musical

February 28, 2020 to March 1, 2020
Recurring daily
A Co-Production with All Puppet Players, Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale…

Richard II

February 28, 2020 to March 7, 2020
Recurring daily
The prequel to Shakespeare's most famous historical trilogy, Richard the Second is a…
Mesa Arts Center has been the Valley's home to see Itzhak Perlman since 2005. Join us for a special 75th Birthday…
In celebration of their 10-year anniversary, Il Volo has also embarked on a world tour, which…
Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades for The David Bowie Alumni Tour as they play two…
World War II was the most devastating war in history. The war’s end was celebrated with people dancing in the streets.…

Shen Yun 2020

March 12, 2020 to March 15, 2020
Recurring daily
Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of…
Choreographer Rosie Kay’s 5 SOLDIERS is a thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of men and women…
Phoenix, AZ’s own "Live from Laurel Canyon - Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock" is a retrospective of incredible…
Whatever you do, don’t let The Pigeon star in his own musical production. Because it’s not easy being The Pigeon–…

Robert Dubac's Book of Moron

March 17, 2020 to March 22, 2020
Recurring daily
Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway solo hit, The Book of Moron has been described…
Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Andy Mann uses his work to bridge the gap between science and policy. From his…
BLACKBIRD, FLY weaves together a tapestry of movement, narrative, music and Haitian folklore to engage audiences in…
This concert features audience and band favorites from Patrick Sheridan’s 19-year collaboration with the Salt River…
American Classics identifies the cornerstones of repertoire, style and wonderful diversity of New American School of…

The Office! A Musical Parody

March 27, 2020 to March 29, 2020
Recurring daily
It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins…
Charlie Parker’s centennial year will be honored by showcasing “Bird’s” musical joy, humor, and beauty mining his deep…
Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company based out of New York City. The company’s work aims to honor tap…

The Magical Lamp of Aladdin

April 2, 2020 to April 5, 2020
Recurring daily
The magic comes alive in this tale as Aladdin is off on an adventure where he encounters the evil magician, Jammel.…

Reefer Madness

April 3, 2020 to April 19, 2020
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There is a new menace sweeping the nation, ready to ensnare and seduce the youth and drag them down into a life of sin:…
The WordPlay Café open mic series culminates in an exciting stage show featuring storytellers, spoken word artists and…
More than 800 million spectators across the world have been touched by DRUM TAO. DRUM TAO’s impact is created through…
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious…
Youth Symphony of the Southwest will join Symphony of the Southwest in our annual side-by-side concert. On the program…
The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force. Presenting its own brand of big band jazz along with…
Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself. Her debut album, A Social Call, earned Jazzmeia her first…
Mesa Arts Center and the Jazz Day AZ Foundation celebrate International Jazz Day with a stellar lineup of musicians. Headliner…
In a concert as vibrant as the desert sunset, Maestro Sheridan and the Salt River Brass feature music of Spain and Latin…
Founded in 1982, Metropolitan Youth Symphony is one of the valley’s finest and most established instrumental youth…

The Legend of Robin Hood

May 15, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Recurring daily
The Legend of Robin Hood spins a whole new tale more intricate yet more realistic than anything seen before.…

Brian Culbertson: The XX Tour

May 19, 2020 to May 20, 2020
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Brian Culbertson, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of…

Marion and the Merry Men, A New Legend of Robin Hood

June 11, 2020 to June 21, 2020
Recurring daily
Marion may still be a Maid, but she is her own hero. When she learns of a nefarious scheme, Marion escapes to Sherwood…