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Scottsdale Center for the Arts

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Great venue for concerts and live performances. Great sound, comfortable seats with leg room... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Linda W
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Good small pushing the envelope art. And FREE on Thursday eve

Being a local, I have been to SMOCA many times over the years and they definitely bring some... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
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A cultural must-see when visiting Scottsdale.
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7380 E 2nd St, Civic Center Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5604
Downtown Scottsdale
+1 480-994-2787
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Great venue for concerts and live performances. Great sound, comfortable seats with leg room, museum store and restaurants close by. Cocktails can be purchased and convenient free parking

Thank Linda W
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Being a local, I have been to SMOCA many times over the years and they definitely bring some interesting exhibits in. Thank you

Thank br0za1205
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We wen to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts to se the great Yorma Kaukonen and Hot Tuna. The show was fabulous and the venue was as well. The Virginia G. Piper Theater is designed well and even those of us who are short can...More

Thank Vipha
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Great variety of genres available. Because of the layout of the auditorium, there are no bad seats. Free parking that is close by- Friendly attendants-Lots of steep stairs but elevators are available. A bit of a challenge to find for first time guests.

1  Thank prayaz
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The Scottsdale Center for the Arts is a wonderful venue to attend a concert, a play, an art show, etc. It is located within Old Town Scottsdale.

Thank ArthurW823
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Located in the center of old Scottsdale, the SCPA is the perfect size. There really are no bad seats. The auditorium is very steep so everyone has a good view of the stage below. performances by nationally recognized artists are held throughout the year. A...More

Thank vinceo7950
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Once the only go-to place for the performing arts, there are several other valley Art Centers that keep this place on its toes. During he winter tourist season, there are nearly weekly Free Sunday musical concerts in the grass. There are quite a few Festivals...More

1  Thank Kaz A
Reviewed April 25, 2018

This is a must for any art lover visiting Scottsdale! The museum is quite small, but the art is out of this world and definitely worth a visit. They also have a James Turrell here, so I would recommend trying to come around sunrise/sunset.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Went to a jazz concert here. Good views from all over theater and excellent acoustics. Good service at the bar.

Thank Harry J
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Not your usual craft fair. Really nice, upscale art, jewelry, etc. Very nice unique, unusual and tasteful choices. We are always impressed and amazed.

Thank JSKazoo
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April 30, 2018|
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Response from Kalahun | Reviewed this property |
No, just the large and wonderfully design auditorium. However, there are several museums within walking distance, including one that is almost next door. Note the large amount of outdoor sculpture in the area of Old Town... More
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Response from grtguy | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but you can go on their website for a complete list - Google them