THE CENTER HOURS
Including Center Space and ArtReach Space.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.
The Store @ the Center
Due to staffing limitations, the Store is currently open during performances ONLY through the month of November. During this time, work is being done in preparation of a full grand re-opening in January 2023.
Performance days: The Store will open (at minimum) one hour before shows start and will remain open 15 minutes after shows end for most performances. For a select few the Store will remain open through intermission only.
Box Office (Phone, Email, Walk-Up)
- Wednesday – Saturday: noon – 6 p.m.
- Performance days: Open 1 hour prior to show through intermission. If intermission falls after 9 p.m. box office will close before intermission.
If you have any questions, please call 480-499-TKTS (8587) (TDD: 480-874-4694) or email [email protected] for assistance.
Thank you for understanding that our phone lines may be busy.
One of the premier performing arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of music, dance, theatre, comedy, and film from around the world. Each year, the Center presents hundreds of events that entertain and inspire—from live performances and educational programs to community celebrations and major festivals.
The Center is among the most important projects of Arizona architect Bennie Gonzales, who designed the 1975 adobe-inspired building as part of Scottsdale Civic Center. A major renovation in 2009 by Scottsdale architect John Douglas modernized the Center’s main entrance and interiors.
The Center’s spacious Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium welcomes visitors and features the Guest Services Box Office, The Store @ the Center, and the ArtReach Space and Center Space galleries, both operated by Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation. Works of art on view include Kana Tanaka’s radiant glass sculpture Spirit of Camelback (2009), commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art.
The Center is located in Old Town Scottsdale at Scottsdale Civic Center, a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, which is a short walk from Scottsdale’s downtown shopping and gallery districts. Reopening in early 2023 following extensive renovations, Scottsdale Civic Center and its amphitheaters host a variety of outdoor events. The western section of the Civic Center is now open, but the east section between Scottsdale City Hall and Scottsdale Civic Center Library remains under construction.
Nearby attractions include Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture and Louise Nevelson’s Windows to the West, as well as Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), which was designed by architect Will Bruder and includes James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace and James Carpenter’s Scrim Wall, both commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art.