Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Box Office: 480.499.8587
Box Office Hours
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
(Also open through intermission on event evenings.)
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater, and film from around the world. The Center’s rental program provides opportunities for businesses, community organizations and individuals to host special events – from large trade shows, festivals, concerts and theatrical productions to private meetings and wedding receptions. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving approximately 250,000 participants and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and reputation as a vibrant arts destination. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach nearly 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics, and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city’s Old Town and gallery districts.
The nonprofit organization Scottsdale Arts is contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. Scottsdale Arts is funded in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.
The award-winning Store@The Center supports the mission and diverse programs of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts. Its selection of merchandise includes artist-made jewelry, stylish furnishings for home and office, unique creations by Arizona artists, fair-trade and upcycled/recycled global crafts, music, books, greeting cards and imaginative toys. Purchases are tax-free, and members receive a 15 percent discount. Gift wrapping and shipping are also available. The Store @ The Center is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events.