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Cultural Venues/Performing Arts

Tucson Area Attractions

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Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera is the state’s only producer of professional grand opera, and performs its five-opera season in both Tucson and Phoenix. Its season runs October – April with performance in the Tucson Music Call. Its educational programming, including a school tour that reaches thousands of students each fall, provides opportunities for lifelong learning to Arizona communities.

3501 N. Mountain Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 293-4336
13 minutes; 5.6 miles

Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Theatre Company is proud to be the state’s leading professional theatre, and celebrated its 40th anniversary with the 2006-2007 season. ATC generally stages six productions each season (September – May) at Tucson’s Temple of Music and Art.

The Fox Tucson Theatre

The Fox Tucson Theatre is a 1929 Southwestern art deco movie palace restored and reopened in 2006. 1,200 seats ideal for special events at Tucson’s premiere entertainment venue for all ages.

17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 624-1515
11 minutes; 4.1 miles

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1929, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is the oldest continuing, professional performing arts organization in the state of Arizona, and the oldest symphony orchestra in the Southwest.

2175 N. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705-5606
(520) 882-8585
(520) 792-9155
12 minutes; 5 miles


UApresents is a department of the University of Arizona, and the campus host for international performing arts. UApresents, in its current incarnation, has served Southern Arizona for over 10 years. Previously, the organization was known as the Office of Cultural Affairs. Its goal is to bring the world’s finest performing arts, stemming from all genres, to Tucson and Southern Arizona. UApresents offers school matinees for Tucson’s children, artist residencies for like-minded local artists as well as special educational opportunities for university students and the community-at-large.

888 N. Euclid Ave. #203
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-3364
8 minutes; 8.8 miles