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Herberger Theater Center

222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 | Central Phoenix | 602-254-7399

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Various resident troupes (including Arizona Theatre Company, Ballet Arizona and Actors Theatre of Phoenix) share time with touring companies and special bookings on the two stages (capacities: 815 and 284) at this plush facility.


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