Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts provides audiences with affordable access to unparalleled artists, diverse, and inclusive programs, relevant and cutting-edge experiences, and performances from around the globe. Each season, the Center presents an extraordinary variety of performing arts, including:

  • American Roots
  • Broadway
  • Classical
  • Comedy and Theatre
  • Dance
  • Family
  • Film
  • Holiday
  • Indigenous Roots
  • Jazz and Blues
  • Live & Local
  • Pop
  • World



Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery Series took audiences on an artistic journey to a different part of the world each year up to the 2018–19 season. Spanning many different artistic disciplines, the Discovery Series included educational programs, festivals, films, and other special events. Audiences had the opportunity to explore the arts and cultures of the following nations:

  • 2011–12 – Australia and New Zealand
  • 2012–13 – India
  • 2013–14 – Brazil
  • 2014–15 – Spain and Portugal
  • 2015–16 – United Kingdom and Ireland
  • 2016–17 – France
  • 2017–18 – Japan
  • 2018–19 – Cuba



Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts partners with Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation to foster engagement and appreciation of the arts for all. In a single season, the Center’s learning initiatives have connected 25,241 people of all ages and backgrounds with art and artists through 1,053 education activities, which included school and family matinee performances, teacher training, masterclasses, lectures, workshops, in-school artist residencies, and outreach with community partners.

At a time when schools continually face reductions in arts funding, the Center continues to work with more than 50 local schools and community centers, including more than 23 schools classified as Title I with a significant student population living in poverty.




As a vital part of the community, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts partners and collaborates with many local organizations to present diverse, high-quality programs. The Center’s ongoing partnerships include:

• ASU School of Music

• City of Scottsdale Human Relations Commission and Community Celebrating Diversity

• Detour Company Theatre

• Kennedy Center Partners in Education

• Phoenix Innovation Foundation

• Scottsdale Charros

• Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

• Scottsdale International Film Festival

• Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts (Arizona Wolf Trap)