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Phoenix Theatre

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Address: 100 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602 889 6320
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Phoenix Theatre, founded in 1920 as Phoenix Little Theatre, is the longest...

Phoenix Theatre, founded in 1920 as Phoenix Little Theatre, is the longest running arts institution in the State of Arizona and one of the oldest continuously operating arts organizations in the country. As an integral part of Arizona's cultural landscape, providing entertainment and education opportunities to millions of residents, Phoenix Theatre is the only professional theatre in the Valley that provides programming that spans all generations.

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Phoenix Theatre is the best theatre experience in the Valley

Phoenix Theatre has a great setting with every seat in the house being good. It is run locally with some of the best talent in the valley. They also hire local equity actors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sandra L
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Phoenix Theatre has a great setting with every seat in the house being good. It is run locally with some of the best talent in the valley. They also hire local equity actors only using outside when necessary. This makes for a perfect show everytime! Their Le Mis was more alive and exciting than any I've seen with a touring... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been buying season tickets to the Phoenix Theater for 12 yrs and have yet to be disappointed. I enjoy the musicals, and the talent should/could be on Broadway. If you're looking for a great cause, buy season tickets for this wonderful venue.

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Thank Kaki A
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Love "Play Nights"! Have been a season ticket holder for many years & would highly recommend this theater!!

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Thank JHinAZ
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

In my opinion Phoenix Theatre is the best theatre in Phoenix. Year after year they continue to exceed my expectations in live entertainment. Their choice of shows are varied and always fun and interesting. The quality of their actors is unsurpassed of any theatre in Phoenix. I say this with the experience of also having season tickets at the Orpheum... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A most enjoyable bar that is alive around theater time. Check theater times to ascertain the bar schedule. The venue has three theaters of various sizes. Make sure you attend an aerial performance produced by Scorpius Dance Theatre.

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Thank Jack N
Scottsdale, Arizona
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242 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is an intimate venue where every seat is great. The production of the Wizard of Oz was fun & entertaining. Great talent. There is a nice bar area with seating to relax and enjoy a drink.

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Thank FreedomBus
Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

New lobby is a great mid century modern addition. Our family attended White Christmas; highly recommend it. There is also a small theatre on the same property. Great place to see local talent!

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Thank HeartyArizona
Cave Creek, Arizona
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We have attended a number of events and are amazed at the professional level of the companies. The theaters are small and intimate which enhances your connection with the actors. This is an amazing group of people and should be recognized as superb.

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Thank Jim H
Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Phoenix Theatre has revamped their space and it is now spacious as well as both classy (unique furnishings) and casual (open patio seating). There is a bar space that becomes an inviting gathering setting that patrons can mingle both before and during intermission. The cocktail drinks always signify an aspect of the current play. The Hormel theatre has been added... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I'm a little embarrassed that it took me so long to visit the Phoenix Theater because I loved it once I did. There are two theaters, but I have only been to the Main Stage. What I loved was how small and intimate the theater was. I visited on a whim when Memphis was playing and was concerned my seat... More 

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