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Phoenix Theatre

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Address: 100 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1648
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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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Intimate theatre with absolutely top notch performers.

My wife and daughter recently attended a performance of "BillyElliot" at the Phoenix Theatre. Just fabulous! We have attended a number of performance there and have never been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My wife and daughter recently attended a performance of "BillyElliot" at the Phoenix Theatre. Just fabulous! We have attended a number of performance there and have never been disappointed. They always deliver. The level of talent compares favorably to the biggest, most expensive theatrical venues anywhere. There is a small bistro and restaurant that serves simple "bar food" that you... More 

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st. louis, mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went to see Billy Elliott at the Phoenix Theatre, and their performance did not disappoint! The set and lighting was excellent and the actors did a great job. Choreography was superb. The English north country accents were well done, for the most part - not an easy feat. The theatre is small enough that there really isn't a bad seat,... More 

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Phoenix
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I've been here for talks, plays and events and the venue has changed with a remodel since I have been here…but always fun and makes you feel special and exposed to the newest of what's hot!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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Yellowknife, NWT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 17 November 2016

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 14 November 2016

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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