Getting Here

The Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is a unique, architecturally stunning, international award winning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa. Arizona's largest arts center is home to four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Guests, patrons, and students come to Mesa Arts Center to enjoy the finest live entertainment and performances, world-class visual art exhibitions, and outstanding arts education classes. The facility is an architectural showpiece and a destination for visitors to the Phoenix area. The Mesa Arts Center mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant.

 

Mesa Arts Center is a top rated destination for Things To Do in Mesa by Trip Advisor.

Located in Downtown Mesa at the southeast corner of Main and Center Streets

Download our map for exact location of Box Office / Registration.

 

Mesa Arts Center
One East Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201

Driving Directions

Click here for a map and directions.

 

From the North:
1-17 South to 1-10 East
1-10 East to the 202 Loop East
202 Loop East, exit Country Club
Take Country Club South to Main Street, turn left onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

From Central Phoenix:
1-10 East to the 202 Loop East
202 East, exit Country Club
Take Country Club South to Main Street, turn left onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

From the East:
US 60 West towards Mesa (the Superstition Freeway)
Exit Country Club and head North
Take Country Club North to Main Street, turn right onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

From the Northeast:
101 Loop South to the 202 Loop East
202 Loop East, exit Country Club
Take Country Club South to Main Street, turn left onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

From the South:
1-10 West to the US 60 East towards Mesa, Tempe, Apache Junction (the Superstition Freeway)
Exit Country Club and turn left
Take Country Club North to Main Street, turn right onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

Metro Light Rail

Metro Light Rail makes a stop at Center & Main St. directly across from Mesa Arts Center. Click here for the latest schedule and locations.

 

Valley Metro Public Bus Transportation

Valley Metro provides public bus transportation services to stops in downtown Mesa near the Mesa Arts Center. Click here for the latest schedule and locations.

 

UBER

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To Reach our South Parking lot from Main Street (traveling east from Country Club)- turn right onto Center St. and quickly make a left onto 1st Avenue. The Parking Lot is immediately on your left.

 

Parking spaces for persons with disabilities are available in the Mesa Arts Center parking lot for vehicles displaying handicapped parking stickers or license plates.  These spaces are available on a first come basis.  Click here to view a parking map.

For roughly the first 75 years of its history, the City of Mesa was contained within the "original square mile," bordered by what are now University Drive, Broadway Road, Country Club Drive and Mesa Drive. Mesa Arts Center stands at the exact center of that square mile, at One East Main Street.

 

Today, downtown Mesa is a diverse mix of culture, business, government, arts, recreation and entertainment. Anchored by the international award winning Mesa Arts Center, you'll find unique shops, diverse restaurants, award-winning museums and much more in Mesa's original mile-square district.

 

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The following are general rules and guidelines for events at the Mesa Arts Center and may vary from show-to-show. Please consult the Mesa Arts Center Box Office for event specific rules and guidelines.

 

Theaters

Food and beverage are not allowed in the theaters, however bottled water is permitted.
No cameras or recording devices are allowed in the theaters.

 

Ticket Fees and Taxes

The Facility Restoration Fee and State of Arizona sales tax are included in all ticket prices for Mesa Arts Center produced and presented events. Service charges and delivery charges also apply.

 

Facility Restoration Fees:

Ticket price $0-10 = $1 per ticket fee

Ticket price $10.01+ = $2 per ticket fee

 

Service Charge Fees:

$0 fee for walk-up purchase or subscription order
Ticket price $0-29.99 = $3.25 per ticket for internet, mail, fax, phone orders
Ticket price $30- $44.99 = $3.75 per ticket for internet, mail, fax, phone orders
Ticket price $45 += $4.25 per ticket for internet, mail, fax, phone order

 

Delivery Charge Fees:

$0 fee for walk-up, print-at-home, email delivery
$2.50 fee for will call
$3.00 fee per order for mail delivery
$10 per order for subscription order

 

Exchange Fee:

Exchanges are only offered to Mesa Arts Center Members. A $2.00 fee per ticket may apply. Must be an exchange within the same performance.

 

State of Arizona Sales Tax:

6.3% for Mesa Arts Center productions
8.05% for-profit rental companies

 

Refunds and Cancellations

There are no refunds on tickets unless an event is cancelled and not replaced. Refunds are made to the original purchaser. All artists, dates, times and programs are subject to change without prior notice. If and when this occurs, Mesa Arts Center makes every effort to contact patrons to advise them of the change.

 

Exchanges

Member Circle patrons have the privilege of exchanging tickets for another performance within the same season. Member Circle patrons may return their tickets no later than 48 hours prior to a performance and select a new event within the same season for a $2 ticket exchange fee.

 

Lost Tickets

Mesa Arts Center Box Office can reprint lost tickets at no charge. Tickets can be issued to the original purchaser with valid ID. Tickets will be kept at will call for you to pick up.

 

Tickets for Children

Regardless of age, everyone must have a ticket, sit in a seat, and be able to sit quietly throughout the performance. Some performances are not recommended for children under specified ages. Please consult the individual producers and presenters of Mesa Arts Center events.

 

Group Sales

For a special selection of shows, Mesa Arts Center offers a 10% discount on ticket prices for groups of 20-49 and 15% discount for groups of 50 or more. Please call our Group Sales Coordinator at 480-644-6504 to discover which shows are available or to request more information.

 

Services

The Mesa Arts Center Box Office provides a wide range of services. If you have a question or need that is not listed, please contact us at 480-644-6500.

 

Credit Card Sales

The Mesa Arts Center Box Office DOES NOT accept unsigned Credit Cards. The Mesa Arts Center, under the City of Mesa, follows the strict regulations from American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover on signed cards. “See ID” is not an acceptable form of signature. A refusal to sign means the card is still invalid and cannot be accepted. Please contact your credit card holder for policy information.

 

Ticket Scalping

Arizona Revised Statutes §13-3718, prohibits ticket scalping "within two hundred feet (200ft) of an entry to the stadium, arena, theater or other place where an event is being held, or of the entry to a contiguous parking area" (Arizona Revised Statutes §13-3718). This 200ft restriction includes, but is not limited to, the entire city block of which the Mesa Arts Center Campus is located (Bordered by Main Street, 1st Avenue, Center Street, and Sirrine Street). Any abuse of the Arizona Revised Statute or acts of sales associated with fraudulent tickets will be subject to immediate cancelation of all current and future accounts connected to offender and is subject to legal action.

Tickets to events at the Mesa Arts Center must be purchased through the Mesa Arts Center, Founding Resident Companies or authorized vendors.
Scalpers and ticket brokers are not recognized ticketing agents of the Mesa Arts Center. If you purchase from a non-authorized person or ticket broker, you risk purchasing an invalid, lost or stolen ticket that is not valid for admittance. Invalid, lost or stolen tickets will be deactivated and thus will not be valid for entry into the Mesa Arts Center. Anyone who purchases tickets from a scalper or ticket broker does so at his or her own risk. We urge everyone to purchase tickets at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office.

Mesa Bucks - Good for City of Mesa Museums and Mesa Arts Center Performances

Click here for upcoming Mesa Buck Shows

 

Shop Mesa! Get the Arts started in May 2009 to reward consumers for shopping in Mesa. Since the launch of the program, the City has distributed almost $60,000 in Mesa Bucks to spend at Mesa's arts and cultural attractions. Due to its popularity, the City of Mesa will extend the program until December 2016, and will honor all previously expired Mesa Bucks.

 

The City of Mesa appreciates the importance of the arts and making them available to everyone. That is why consumers who make purchases in Mesa are rewarded with discounts on arts and cultural offerings through Shop Mesa! Get the Arts. Shop in Mesa to earn Mesa Bucks towards buy one get one free admission to select shows at Mesa Arts Center, as well as buy one get one free entry to the Arizona Museum of Natural History, and i.d.e.a. Museum. This season has an exciting new addition; Mesa Encore Theatre, Southwest Shakespeare Company, and other resident companies who perform at Mesa Arts Center will be accepting Mesa Bucks to select performance of their shows.

 

 

It is easy to redeem Mesa Bucks. Simply save your receipts from any purchases made in the City of Mesa and bring them to the Mesa Arts Center Box Office. The sales tax price will be matched in Mesa Bucks from $3 up to $200 per visit. These non-monetary vouchers can be used to purchase admissions to any of the Mesa arts and cultural facilities, exhibits, and select performances with the purchase of a ticket at regular price.

 

Consumers do not need to be a Mesa resident, but only receipts of purchases made in the City of Mesa are valid. Mesa Bucks cannot be used for purchases at any of the Museum or Mesa Arts Center stores, have no cash value, and there is no carryover of unused funds. The accumulation of tax on all receipts must add up to a total of at least $3, in order to convert to a minimum of $5 in Mesa Bucks. The maximum amount to be converted to Mesa Bucks per receipt and per day is $200. Mesa Bucks can be used to purchase admissions/tickets on a buy one, get one free basis (Mesa Bucks have to pay for the full cost of the second with no partial payment).

 

For more information on exhibitions and performances visit Arizona Museum of Natural History ,  i.d.e.a. Museum  or Mesa Arts Center. When browsing the Mesa Arts Center website, look for the Shop Mesa logo next to the participating performances.

 

For more information, contact us at boxoffice@mesaartscenter.com or call 480-644-6500.