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700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281 | Tempe | 480-350-2822

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This 88,000 square foot performing and visual arts center serves the cultural community of Tempe with multiple performance and outdoor venues. Located on the banks of the Tempe Town Lake, the facility opened in September 2007 and cost some 65 million dollars to construct. The largest theater space seats 600 people in an impressive wood-clad auditorium while the smaller Studio Theater accommodates 200 people in a black box theater space. The center's gallery can open into the lobby allowing for a seamless flow from one space to the next. There's also a lake side multipurpose room, an outdoor amphitheater and two entrances to the center. The Tempe Center for the Arts is home to a number of performance groups based in Tempe including Childsplay, ConderDance, Tempe Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Wind Symphony and Desert Dance Theater. The design also includes several public art pieces including “Fireplace– trueNorth” by Mayme Kratz and Mark Ryan as well as “Aurora” by Brower Hatcher.


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Tempe, Arizona is home to Arizona State University, Tempe Town Lake and the famous Mill Avenue. Located in the center of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area and adjacent to Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe is a diverse, innovative community of 161,000 residents, a workforce of 175,000 and a student base of approximately 200,000. The city attracts more than 4 million visitors annually.

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