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Phoenix Theatre

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Address: 100 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1648
Phone Number: +1 602-889-6320
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Phoenix Theatre, founded in 1920 as Phoenix Little Theatre, is the longest...

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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Excellent smaller theater!

We love coming here! The acting is superb, and the plays are usually excellent choices as well. We particularly LOVE their musicals! The venue is smaller than some which we also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love coming here! The acting is superb, and the plays are usually excellent choices as well. We particularly LOVE their musicals! The venue is smaller than some which we also LOVE.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended to see Billy Elliott. The theater was almost sold out. Great sight lines, a comfortable space,and a really good event.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue is easy to get to and has multiple theaters and fun amenities. It was a relaxing evening, a great play and a well run venue.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have attended several productions at this theatre. Most recently was the production of Lin Manuel's musical "In the Heights". It was very well done. Performances are professionally staged and the actors are strong. There is a nice bar inside the lobby of the theatre to have refreshments - a lovely decor. Feels good to be there. I think the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It was amazing to go see Liberace. He was amazing (well the actor portraying him) showman! Played the piano without any notes in front of him and did a great job! Super theater, nice and small and feel really close to the actor! I'll go again for sure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Unpretentious modern theatre complex. Comfortable chairs and a full bar and places to sit and chat before a show or at intermission. After that it's all about the shows themselves.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

They should have put Stadium seating in>we've seen several productions (In the Heights, Evita, Spamalot...) but found that we're constantly trying to peer in-between people's heads to see the stage. The shows are very good quality, the talent is immense, and the programs keep improving--we just wish there was a way to see better!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I have had season tickets for years and have never been disappointed in the productions. I also have season tickets for Gammage Musicals and at times felt Phoenix Theatre did a better job than the traveling production of some selected plays. The current production of In the Heights music and lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Yes, the one who wrote... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was such a good production of In The Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda. I recommend everyone go see it. Only in Phoenix until 7 October. The shows are selling out with good reason. The musical is groundbreaking and the actors are so energetic and good. I loved this show so much I have recommended it to several people and I... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been season subscribers for years. It's like having New York's Broadway or London's West End in our backyard. The seating at the theatre is great, room for your legs. It's a nice intimate house, and the bar in the lobby is great.

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