Performing & Visual Arts

Tempe’s Performing and Visual Arts

Tempe’s Performing and Visual Arts

A passion for theatre and a love of visual arts are easily satisfied in Tempe. Tempe is truly an arts and cultural hub with a full season of Broadway shows, museum exhibits, local theatre productions, arts festivals and more. Public art by local and internationally known artists give beauty and depth to our urban landscape.
Arizona Heritage Center_Tempe

Through Jun 30

Arizona Heritage Center: “I AM” EXHIBIT

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

Through June 30, 2023

Join Arizona Heritage Center on February 3rd for the opening of the exhibit, “I Am: A Document of the Black Lives Matter Movement in Phoenix.”

Tempe Center for the Arts

Through Aug 31

48 LIVE at Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts

Through August 31, 2023

Tempe Center for the Arts presents a new local artist series, 48 LIVE. This series is dedicated to giving emerging artists a stage. 48 LIVE features a slate of musical, theatrical, dance and visual artists from around the 48th State.

Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Tempe

Jun 17

Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Tempe

CenterPoint Plaza - Downtown Tempe

June 17, 2023

To commemorate Juneteenth, Downtown Tempe is hosting a free event at CenterPoint Plaza on June 17th. This will be the ultimate historical exploration and celebration of Black Joy.


Juneteenth Gala Fashion Show 2023

Jun 18

Juneteenth Gala Fashion Show


June 18, 2023

The first-ever Juneteenth Gala Fashion Show — presented by LaMark Cole LLC & Arizona Royalty Salon LLC — will take place at Fabric Tempe's event space from 6 to 11 p.m. on June 18.


Jun 20 - Jun 25


ASU Gammage

June 20, 2023 - June 25, 2023

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour at ASU Gammage!


Aug 22 - Aug 27


ASU Gammage

August 22, 2023 - August 27, 2023

With an irreverent book, an astonishing set and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is a remarkably touching show about family, love and making the most of every Day-O!

Tempe Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park

Sep 9 - Sep 11

Tempe Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

September 9, 2023 - September 11, 2023

Tempe Healing Field is inspiring formation of U.S. flags will, as in years past, honors the victims of the September 2001 terrorist attacks that the mature may remember and that youth may learn.

ASU Gammage sunset

Sep 23

ASU Gammage presents AN UNTITLED LOVE

ASU Gammage

September 23, 2023

Set to the music of the neo-soul, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist D’Angelo, AN UNTITLED LOVE serves as Kyle Abraham’s creative exaltation of Black love and unity.

TINA at ASU Gammage

Oct 10 - Oct 15

TINA at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

October 10, 2023 - October 15, 2023

ASU Gammage presents TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, an inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.

Pride Flag

Oct 21 - Oct 22

Phoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian Park

October 21, 2023 - October 22, 2023

This year’s Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two-day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration at Indian Steele Park.


Nov 14 - Nov 19


ASU Gammage

November 14, 2023 - November 19, 2023

AIN’T TOO PROUD tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group's personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.

two couples walking on the streets at the Tempe Festival of the Arts

Dec 1 - Dec 3

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe

December 1, 2023 - December 3, 2023

The Tempe Festival of the Arts offers visitors a distinct shopping experience each fall and spring in Downtown Tempe. More than 300 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork.

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