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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...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank HeartyArizona
Cave Creek, Arizona
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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.

Thank Jim H
Phoenix, Arizona
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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 

Thank LYN017
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 

Thank kjclower
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Beautiful small theatre in the heart of Phoenix. We had the pleasure of seeing Chicago here recently and were amazed by the quality of the theatre, the lovely bar area, wonderful wait-staff, and the comfortable, not-a-bad-seat-in-the-house auditorium.

Thank nowtheworld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We have attended numerous productions at Phoenix, to include Rent, Mary Poppins, Les Mis, and recently Chicsgo. EVERY seat is a fantastic one. It's immaculate, with a bar, beautiful outside Garden The actors are TOP NOTCH.

Thank TeriVK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Chicago is absolutely amazing.The cast,the sets,the costumes & the fabulous jazz music by Kander & Ebb make it a night to revel in.Kate E. Cook as Roxie Hart was phenomenal!

Thank Kellie C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The productions here are as good as Broadway NYC. We travel to NYC a couple of times a year to see shows and I have to say that the productions at Phoenix Theatre are excellent. We are season subscribers and I have to say that we have never been disappointed. Their production of Les Miserables was amazing and Spamalot was... More 

Thank VJousan
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Small theatre with great vibe, great actors and productions. We had season tickets for years and were never disappointed. Not a bad seat in the house. Recently renovated lobby and a new lounge and bar. Take a walk around the sculpture garden before the show or during intermission. Beautiful

Thank CODoc
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My wife and I saw Murder Ballad last month and it was excellent. The theatre is a great setting. You can an up close and personal experience.

Thank Rome2015

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