Our downtown Phoenix venues have been home to countless concerts, comedy shows, special events and off-Broadway performances. At the Phoenix Convention Center you’ll find public shows like the annual International Arizona Auto Show, Phoenix Comicon and the 2015 NFL Experience Powered by GMC. Celebrate the arts with our Symphony Hall resident companies including Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and The Phoenix Symphony. Step back in time at the historic Orpheum Theatre, where you’ll find off-Broadway hits like “Rock of Ages” and “A Chorus Line” and mainstream shows by top performers like Lewis Black, Jackson Browne, Primus and the Post Super Bowl Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. We have something for everyone so let us entertain you!
GRANT WOODS' THE PROJECT: SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
In a celebration of Arizona's rich musical legacy, some of the state's best musicians came together on The Project to benefit the Arizona School for the Arts. The record features songs written by former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods and performed by artists like Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and E Street member Nils Lofgren, Gin Blossoms' Scotty Johnson, Francine Reed, Michael Nitro, Lawrence Zubia, Blaine Long, Hans Olson, Ray Herndon, Al Ortiz, Mindy Harris, Walt Richardson, and Alice Tatum. All available musicians from the record will perform at the concert, along with surprise guests. All proceeds from the concert go to the Arizona School for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased here.
BENISE: STRINGS OF PASSION TOUR: SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Guitar virtuoso Benise and cast return with a brand new PBS special and tour - Strings of Passion! From his humble beginnings as a street performer to performing around the world, Benise takes us on a musical journey of Salsa, Flamenco, Tango, Waltz, Samba…and more! Benise's ‘Strings of Passion Tour’, showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and The Eagles and combines them with Spanish guitar and Spanish dance. Benise’s love of both Spanish Guitar and rock brings a fierce intensity to these new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems. Tickets can be purchased here.
SILENT SUNDAY'S "DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE": OCTOBER 18, 2015
Silent Sundays recreates the movie going experience of the early twentieth century with the Orpheum Theater’s magnificent Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ providing the live musical accompaniment for the films on the silver screen. The series resumes with the 1920 silent horror film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring John Barrymore. Based on the Robert Louis Stephenson novella, it is the story of Dr. Jekyll, a kind and charitable man, who believes that everyone has two sides, one good and one evil. Using a potion, his personalities are split, creating the evil Mr. Hyde and havoc. Please stay tuned - ticket info will be released in August.
CHRIS HARDWICK: FUNCOMFORTABLE: OCTOBER 23, 2015
Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries. Tickets can be purchased here.
SUFJAN STEVENS: OCTOBER 25, 2015
Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box sets (Songs for Christmas, vol. 1-5 and Silver & Gold, vol. 6-10), and a programmatic tone poem for the Brooklyn-Queens. Tickets can be purchased here.
CHRIS CORNELL: ACOUSTIC HIGHER TRUTH TOUR: NOVEMBER 4, 2015
The multi-city trek will give fans the chance to see Chris perform in an unplugged, up close and personal setting and will include songs spanning his entire career. Chris will also introduce songs from Higher Truth, which is produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young) and scheduled for release on September 18. Tickets can be purchased here.
THEATER LEAGUE'S 2015-16 SEASON:
This season’s performances include Rat Pack Christmas, Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers, Ragtime and a special engagement of Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Season Tickets on sale now! Individual Tickets will go on sale at the end of summer. For more information click here.
ORPEHUM THEATRE - FREE PUBLIC TOURS
Tours of our historic Orpheum Theatre are at 12PM and 1PM on the following dates:
August 25, September 15 & 29, October 13, November 10 & 24, December 8, 22 & 31.
For more information or to inquire about group tours please contact 602-262-6225.
Since its inaugural year, Arizona Opera has produced over 170 fully-staged operas and concerts. The company’s artistic history is rich with a blend of opera’s traditional repertoire featuring baroque, bel canto, and verismo works, turn-of-the-century masterpieces, operettas, and American operas. For a complete schedule click here.
Ballet Arizona is an innovative and provocative professional ballet company that creates, performs, and teaches outstanding classical and contemporary ballet. The company is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating and commissioning new innovative works. For a complete schedule click here.
The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony offers a wide variety of programming each year — including regular series of Classics, Symphony Pops, Chamber Orchestra, and Family offerings, as well as special community presentations celebrating various holidays and area events. For a complete schedule click here.