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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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General Information
  • 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
  • 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
Comedian Mark Cordes delivers his critically acclaimed one man show, The Spouse Whisperer, a comedic journey that starts…
Hailed by critics and fans alike as the 'All-Star Concert Event Of The Year,' the multi-artist celebration Experience…
The leading virtuosos on their respective instruments move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass, and North Indian…
Join bestselling author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in conversation with actress and activist Amber Heard…
Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your…
On your mark, get set, GO. The messiest game show on TV is now the messiest game show on the road. Double…

Azure Family Concerts

October 19, 2019 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…
Known as one of Mexico’s greatest singers and cultural ambassadors, the multi-Grammy award winning Mexican-American…
Damien Mander left behind a career in Australian special forces to form Akashinga—Zimbabwe’s first all-female ranger…
Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater— James LaBrie (Vocals), John Petrucci (Guitars), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards), John…

Bloody Mary

October 25, 2019 to October 26, 2019
Recurring daily
When Bloody Mary becomes very lonely in the afterlife, she visits the Queen of the underworld to request permission to find…

Macbeth

October 25, 2019 to November 9, 2019
Recurring daily
Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy of blood and ambition, witchcraft and war. Presented by Southwest Shakespeare…

The Mystery of Irma Vep

October 26, 2019 to November 9, 2019
Recurring daily
A Gothic Mystery wrapped in comic absurdity that The New York Times called “Far and away the funniest two hours on…
The folk singer will tour in support of ‘No Mans Land’, his forthcoming album that features an all-female cast of…

The Pirates of Penzance

November 1, 2019 to November 7, 2019
Recurring daily
Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular show, The Pirates of Penzance , is a rollicking, delightfully…
Symphony of the Southwest will be opening our 2019-2020 season with two of the great symphonies. We will be performing…
SRB celebrates America’s first superstar, John Philip Sousa. The Salt River Brass presents a Sousa-style concert, which…

Farruquito

November 12, 2019
Farruquito, heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, is the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century (New…
Founded in 1982, Metropolitan Youth Symphony is one of the valley’s finest and most established instrumental youth…
Critics and audiences alike rave about The Magic of Bill Blagg. His interactive magic & jaw–dropping illusions…
Carlene Carter has been releasing music for almost four decades. The daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl…
Bill O'Reilly Understanding Trump at Mesa Arts Center.
Lynn Harrell is a consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher whose work throughout the world…
Straight Up With Stassi LIVE will take your 'girls night in' to the NEXT LEVEL with exclusive…

An Evening with C.S. Lewis

November 19, 2019 to November 24, 2019
Recurring daily
The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near…
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to capture portraits of the world’s species before they…

Shelea

November 21, 2019
Rising star Sheléa returns to Mesa Arts Center on her first headlining tour this fall. Sheléa has collaborated and toured…

Carnival of Illusion (Mesa Shows)

November 22, 2019 to March 21, 2020
(Select Dates)
This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme…
Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo…
Following the continued success of the hit summer competition series and 16 Emmy® wins, So You Think You Can Dance is…

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 5, 2019 to December 15, 2019
Recurring daily
Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial by Francis P.…
Join The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus, and world-class soloists for the annual holiday favorite…
Bring the entire family to enjoy a concert of favorite holiday music. The program will include music by Mel Torme, Irving…

The Nutcracker

December 14, 2019 to December 22, 2019
Recurring daily
Experience "a royally entertaining show" (The Arizona Republic) and “…an East Valley tradition…and a heartfelt artistic…
The Salt River Brass decks the concert hall with an afternoon of holiday classics for children of all ages. Embrace the…
Dave Koz & Friends continue their annual holiday tradition at Mesa Arts Center. This year Koz is joined by Jonathan…
Share the aloha spirit during the holidays with Hawaii’s number #1 female music group of all time…Na Leo. Na Leo means…
A Mesa Arts Center holiday favorite returns. In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an…

Southwest Gospel Festival

January 6, 2020 to January 8, 2020
Recurring daily
Since 2012, the Southwest Gospel Music Festival has grown to become one of the most exciting multi-day gospel music…

She Kills Monsters

January 10, 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…
“Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this…
Grammy® Award winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass…
Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de SILVIA LOZANO is tasked with the dissemination, preservation and promotion of the…
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
Recurring daily
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…
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…
The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, known as Simply Three, has been captivating…

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…
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…

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…

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…
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…
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
Recurring daily
There is a new menace sweeping the nation, ready to ensnare and seduce the youth and drag them down into a life of sin:…
More than 800 million spectators across the world have been touched by DRUM TAO. DRUM TAO’s impact is created through…
The WordPlay Café open mic series culminates in an exciting stage show featuring storytellers, spoken word artists and…
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…
Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself. Her debut album, A Social Call, earned Jazzmeia her first…
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.…

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…