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.

Mar 18 - Feb 19

ASU Art Museum: EMBRACE by Arena

ASU Art Museum

March 18, 2022 - February 19, 2023

ASU Art Museum presents "Embrace" focusing on themes of welcome, placemaking, placekeeping and the activation of the five senses.

Jan 8 - Mar 12

Second Sundays on Mill

Downtown Tempe - Mill Avenue

January 8, 2023 - March 12, 2023

Second Sundays on Mill closes Mill Avenue to enhance the heart of Tempe with a local market that features a fantastic selection of Arizona-made goods.

Jan 26 - May 31

Arizona Heritage Center: Rebuilding Home Plate

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

January 26, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Arizona Heritage Center’s newest exhibit, Rebuilding Home Plate, tells the stories of Japanese Americans who were stripped of their constitutional rights during World War II and how “America’s Pastime” was a means of enduring and escaping their imprisonment.

Jan 28 - Feb 11

Candlelight Concerts

Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

January 28, 2023 - February 11, 2023

Candlelight Concerts, presented by Fever, return to some of the most iconic venues throughout the metro Phoenix area in 2023.

Jan 31 - Feb 5


ASU Gammage

January 31, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a mesmerizing new production of the iconic musical phenomenon, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, returns to ASU Gammage.

Feb 9 - Jun 3

Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona

February 9, 2023 - June 3, 2023

Experience the artistry and excitement of Arizona’s nationally recognized ballet company, Ballet Arizona. With a blend of classics and new works, the 2022-2023 season is something you won’t want to miss!

Feb 22 - Mar 5

Disney’s FROZEN at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

February 22, 2023 - March 5, 2023

Disney’s FROZEN at ASU Gammage is an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets, costumes and powerhouse performances.

Mar 12

Miss & Mister Phoenix Pride Pageant 2023

Tempe Center for the Arts

March 12, 2023

Tempe Center for the Arts presents the 2023 Phoenix Pride Pageant on March 12, 2023. Experience the 30th anniversary of this event as they crown the 2023 Miss & Mister Phoenix Pride Royalty.

Mar 18

Kristina Wong for Public Office at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

March 18, 2023

Kristina Wong for Public Office at ASU Gammage is a comedic performance that crosses the aesthetics of campaign rallies, church revivals and solo theater shows to tell the story of what it means to run for local office.

Mar 24 - Mar 26

ANNIE at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

March 24, 2023 - March 26, 2023

ANNIE, directed by Jenn Thompson, has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production at ASU Gammage, March 24-26, 2023.

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