Theater, Studio, Lakeside


A Lakeside Masterpiece
The 88,000 square-foot Tempe Center for the Arts features a theater, studio, gallery, banquet/meeting room, lounge, an on-site, full-service box office, theatrical and administrative support areas, two dedicated catering areas, arts retail space, a lounge and a 17-acre art park.

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Michael Masengarb

At the heart of the TCA is a 600-seat performance hall able to accommodate dance, drama, small scale opera, musical theater, orchestral performances and solo recitals. The auditorium incorporates four seating levels - an orchestra level, parterre and two balconies. To the sides of the auditorium, boxes extend and nearly connect to the stage. Above the forestage, an overhead grid allows suspension of scenery, lighting and sound equipment. A state-of-the-art computerized control system offers maximum flexibility for theatrical lighting and the latest in audio-video and communication systems technology.

Accessible seating and facilities
Audio Connections
Meeting and event equipment
Technical Information (Theater)
Technical Information (Studio)

Andrew Grant Photography

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The 200- seat studio also is characterized by flexibility with two levels of surrounding space for technical staging or audience seating. It can be configured in a flat floor, thrust, arena, end stage or cabaret design or be fashioned as an art gallery. Overhead are a series of production catwalks, above which is a network of rigging beams allowing the suspension of scenery in any part of the room.

Michael Masengarb


Dazzle your guests with a spectacular experience in the 3,200 square foot Lakeside. The meeting room is available for banquets, weddings, receptions, rehearsals, presentations, lectures and much more. Lakeside is one of TCA's most engaging spaces with breathtaking views of Tempe Town Lake and the Papago Mountains.


North Patio photo by Andrew Grant Photography. Theater and Studio images by Michael Masengarb.

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