The Historic Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix Arizona



Upcoming Events

Pro Boxing
Iron Boy 17

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Get Loud Tour

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Pre-Thanksgiving Comedy Slam

Hosted by Comedian Pierre
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Alexander O’Neal with Cherrelle

Friday, November 28, 2015

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Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

Friday, December 5, 2014

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The Charlie Daniels Band Greatest Hits and Holiday Classics

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Brian Setzer Orchestra
Christmas Rocks Extravaganza

Monday, December 15, 2014

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Willie Nelson & Family

Sunday, January 4, 2015

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Friday, January 23, 2015

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Pink Floyd Experience

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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History

Celebrity Theatre is one of Phoenix’s most intriguing historic landmarks. In 1963, the round building was originally designed as a multi-purpose conference center which could be transformed into a concert venue during the winter months. The theatre opened on January 13th, 1964 with the musical “South Pacific” starring Betsy Palmer. In the years since, the theatre has hosted such stars as George Carlin, Joe Cocker, Carol Channing, Diana Ross, Billy Joel, Def Leppard, Bill Cosby, Duran Duran, Sammy Davis Jr., Smashing Pumpkins, Louis CK, Chris Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Bowie, B.B. King, Olivia Newton-John, Nat King Cole, Roger Daltrey, Don Rickles, Fleetwood Mac, Etta James and The Brian Setzer Orchestra among many other legendary performers.  After extensive renovations the Celebrity Theatre re-opened its doors under new ownership in December of 1995.

For 50 years, the Historic facility has provided patrons with the ultimate in entertainment viewing featuring an extremely rare revolving stage and no seat being more than 70 feet away!  Audiences and entertainers alike love the intimate atmosphere of this 2650-seat theater in the round.  The theater’s state-of-the-art sound system adds to its acoustical excellence making this the perfect venue to enjoy world-class entertainment.

Learn more about who has performed the Celebrity using the interactive timeline below.

Location

Celebrity Theatre Location

FAQ

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Tickets

Where/How can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office on 32nd St., just 4 blocks south of the 202 Loop in Phoenix from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday. Saturdays & Sundays for on sales & show dates only. The theatre has extended hours on event days. You can also order tickets by phone by calling (602) 267-1600 ext. 1 or by visiting Upcoming Events on our web site.

What are the box office hours?

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday for on sales and show days only – extended hours on show days.

What payment methods does the theatre accept?

We accept the following payment methods:
– Cash
– Debit Cards (with a Visa/Master Card logo)
– Credit Cards (Visa/Master Card/American Express/Discover)
– Gift Cards (with a Visa/Master Card logo)

Can I reserve tickets online/over the phone and pay cash at the window?

No. You can only buy tickets online/over the phone with a credit/debit/gift card, as the charge goes through immediately.

What is the theatre’s refund policy?

There are no refunds, cancellations or exchanges on event tickets unless the show cancels or postpones. In the event a show cancels/postpones all cash refunds must be obtained in person at the box office.
Merchandise, Bar and concession purchases are final. Artist merchandise is provided and sold by the artist. Any refunds/exchanges will be handled by the seller and not the theatre.

Can someone else pick up tickets I purchased with my credit/debit card?

– Tickets will ONLY be released to the credit/debit card holder. We must see the credit card used to purchase tickets as well as a photo ID. We must obtain the signature of the card holder before tickets can be released. (This is the policy the credit/debit card companies have set in place for merchants, and there are NO exceptions.)

– You can either choose (if available) Print @ Home, Regular Mail or the card holder can pick the tickets up in advance during regular box office hours, or the evening of the event.

Why am I seeing multiple charges on my bank/credit card account?

If you received any kind of error message while processing your order, it may result in a pending authorization. Pending authorizations will automatically fall off the account within 24-72 hours depending on the bank.
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DO’S & DON’TS

Can I bring in a stroller, walker or folding/mechanical wheelchair?

– Strollers are not allowed inside the theatre.
– Walkers (all types) are allowed if you are sitting in handicapped/disabled seating. Foldable walkers are allowed in other seating sections, but MUST be folded and placed in front of their seat, and not disturb any other patron. We cannot have anything placed in the aisles due to fire code. The Celebrity Theatre does not have a storage room for these items.

– Wheelchairs (all types) are only allowed if you are sitting in handicapped/disabled seating. If you enter the theatre in a wheelchair you MUST remain in the wheelchair throughout the show, due to fire code.

What is the theatre’s camera policy?

Professional cameras (those with detachable lens over 2 inches long) video and audio recording devices are not permitted inside the theatre.
The policy on non-professional cameras differs from show to show depending on each artist’s preference. You may call the box office at (602) 267-1600 the day of the event for the artist provided camera policy. Failure to follow the camera policy may result in ejection of the building without refund of admission.
Celebrity Theatre is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items.

What items are prohibited from Celebrity Theatre?

Due to recent events in the world, and numerous occasions of vandalism during recent shows, Celebrity Theatre has decided to increase our security presence for the safety of the artist, staff and our patrons. In order to provide the highest level of safety, we perform metal detection wanding at all shows. This means you should allow for extra time when determining your arrival.

To avoid delay of entry, please be aware the following items are no longer allowed inside Celebrity Theatre during any event:

• Sharpies, Pens, Markers
• Outside food or beverages of any kind
• Firearms, Knives, Chains, or weapons of any kind
• Backpacks

If you need clearance for any prohibited item for medical reasons, please call the box office at (602) 267-1600. We appreciate your patience and understanding of these changes. We hope to make your experience at Celebrity Theatre an enjoyable and safe one!

Will I have to go through security to enter?

Due to recent events in the world, and numerous occasions of vandalism during recent shows, Celebrity Theatre has decided to increase our security presence for the safety of the artist, staff and our patrons. In order to provide the highest level of safety, we perform metal detection wanding at all shows. This means you should allow for extra time when determining your arrival time.

To avoid delay of entry, please be aware the following items are no longer allowed inside Celebrity Theatre during any event:

• Sharpies, Pens, Markers
• Outside food or beverages of any kind
• Firearms, Knives, Chains, or weapons of any kind
• Backpacks

If you need clearance for any prohibited item for medical reasons, please call the box office at (602) 267-1600. We appreciate your patience and understanding of these changes. We hope to make your experience at Celebrity Theatre an enjoyable and safe one!


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Theatre & Amenities

Do you serve food and cocktails?

The Celebrity Club features a full bar with premium liquors, Pepsi products, wine, Budweiser, Bud Light and many imported beers. Inside the theatre are three additional bars where you can view the show while picking up a drink. The South lobby also contains a bar and concessions booth serving pretzels, hot dogs, popcorn, candy and other snacks during most shows.

Looking for a nice dinner before the show? Visit Stockyards Steakhouse for dinner prior to any show and receive a 10% discount by presenting your show ticket or e-mail confirmation! 5009 East on Washington, Phoenix AZ – Reservations Recommended – (602) 273-7378

What is the Celebrity Club?

The Celebrity Club typically opens 1 to 2 hours before the show begins. Please check concert listing for exact time. The newly updated club features theatre memorabilia, a full bar and lounge areas. So come early for a cocktail!

Which way does the stage face?

1/2 House or 3/4 House: Stage faces the artist ramp, located between A6 & A7.
In the Round: The stage rotates throughout the show and will not face any specific direction.

What is the seating capacity for the theatre?

1/2 House: 1400
3/4 House: 1800
In the Round: 2650

Does Celebrity Theatre have an ATM available during shows?

Yes, there are two ATM’s inside Celebrity Theatre. They are located downstairs in the Celebrity Club, and upstairs inside the South lobby.

Can I rent the theatre?

Yes, the Celebrity Theatre is available to rent for private events (Weddings/Receptions, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, etc.) as well as public/ticketed events (Concerts, Comedy Shows, Sporting Events, etc.). The Celebrity Theatre is centrally located and easily accessible from anywhere in the Valley of the Sun. Our stage can be set-up to revolve and hold a capacity of 2650 or a proscenium plug can be installed to face the stage one direction and hold a capacity of 1650.

We have hosted many fine corporate events, fund-raisers and private parties for such companies as Southwest Airlines, M&I, Arizona Republic and Compass Bank. Our Celebrity Club is the ideal place for an afternoon wedding reception.

RENT: Flat rental rates available based on event type – all staffing and equipment rental expenses are an additional charge.

If you would like more information about renting the theatre, please contact us by filling out our online form. Please make sure to select “Rental Inquiry” from the drop down.

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Parking & Accessibility

Is there Handicapped parking and wheelchair ramp to get into the theatre?

There are a limited number of disabled/handicapped parking spots located in the East entrance. These are available on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive early to ensure available parking. There is a $5.00 fee per vehicle for our secured parking. We recommend you arrive earlier on sold out events or for special needs parking.

The wheelchair ramp is located at the East entrance. The East entrance is located directly off the 32nd Street entrance.

Do you have listening devices available?

Celebrity Theatre, has expanded its selection of assisted listening devices (ALD). At no cost to patrons, the ALDs include hearing aid compatible neckloops or silhouettes, on demand, and sign language interpreters and Computer Access Realtime Transcription (CART) upon request. Infrared ALDs are available at all performances in the theatre. The procedure for obtaining ALDs is as follows:

Headsets and Additional Assistive Listening Devices – subject to availability. Patrons attending performances may obtain ALDs by contacting a member of guest services night of event. To request in advance, please email aklein@celebritytheatre.com.

Sign Language Interpretation – sign language interpreted performances are available upon request with at least a THREE week notice and based on availability of a qualified interpreter. To request sign language interpretation or to find out more information about this service, please call 602.267.1600(voice) or email aklein@celebritytheatre.com

Is there a charge for parking?

Celebrity Theatre has 8 acres of secure parking. You may choose to park off site, but offsite parking is not security patrolled. There is a $5.00 fee per vehicle for our secured parking. We recommend you arrive earlier on sold out events or for special needs parking. Large vehicles such as semi-trucks, tour buses and/or limousines will pay per space used.
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