Diverse, World-Class Programming

dancersScottsdale 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:

  • Broadway
  • Classical
  • Country & Folk
  • Dance
  • Family
  • Film
  • Holiday
  • Jazz & Blues
  • Pop
  • Theater & Comedy
  • World

Discovery Series

India dancersScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery Series takes audiences on an artistic journey to a different part of the world each year. Spanning many different artistic disciplines, the Discovery Series includes educational programs, festivals, films and other special events. Audiences have had the opportunities to explore the arts and cultures of the following nations:

  • 2011-12 Australia + New Zealand
  • 2012-13 India
  • 2013-14 Brazil
  • 2014-15 Spain + Portugal
  • 2015-16 United Kingdom + Ireland
  • 2016-17 France

2017-18 Discovery Japan Advisory Committee Members

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  • Stephen Baker
  • Kara Chesser
  • Keiko Conn
  • Lisanne Erie
  • Taki Ernst
  • Pat Toftoy
  • Mary Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Sharonah Fredrick
  • Eriko Saxon Fujiyoshi
  • Ken Koshio
  • Diana Larowe
  • Harumi Maejima
  • Kelly Moeur
  • Eileen Morgan
  • Eileen Standley

Education and Outreach

girlScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ education and outreach programs foster engagement and appreciation of the arts for all. In 2013–14, the Center’s education initiatives connected 25,241 people of all ages and backgrounds with art and artists through 1053 education activities, which included school and family matinee performances, teacher training, master classes, 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.

Collaborations

asuAs 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)