Updated:11/15/2015 – The Arizona Theater Company is our state theater, now in its 48th season. The ATC offers a wide variety of excellent performances, from Woodie Guthrie’s American Song to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet; from mysteries, to musicals, to comedies. Click here for upcoming performances.
The Arizona Theater Company performs in the Temple of Music & Art downtown on Scott Avenue just south of Broadway. This is wonderful venue. Enjoy a meal at one of our fine downtown restaurants, then walk on over to the theater. A perfect afternoon or evening in Tucson.
Nearby, I can recommend Janos Wilder’s Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails on South Sixth Avenue. It’s about 3 blocks north of the theater and one of Tucson’s finest restaurants. (Note: one of my very favorite art galleries, The Etherton, is upstairs – sorry, no elevator.)
Even more convenient, you can also grab a bite to eat before a matinee, or enjoy a light meal before an eventing performance, at The Temple Lounge on the south side of The Temple of Music and Art courtyard. Fare includes soups, salads, quiche and specialty plates, as well as a variety of fresh-baked pastries and an array of beverage choices (beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea). The Lounge is decorated with furniture and props from past ATC productions.
The Temple Lounge opens an hour and a half before curtain call and no reservations are needed. The Temple Lounge is sometimes open after the show, as well!
Parking is available around the Temple of Music and Art in pay lots and on the street. Metered Parking is free weekdays after 3:00 PM, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Paid parking is available in two lots near the Masonic Temple on Scott Avenue north of the Temple of Music and Art, as well as at the Convention Center. There is a passenger drop-off zone directly in front of the Temple. Patrons may NOT park in the restaurant parking lot on 14th Street and Stone Avenue. ATC donors who contribute $1,500 or more receive complimentary parking passes.