Herberger Theater Center

Herberger Theater Center Shows

About the Herberger Theater Center:

Another jewel in the crown of the Phoenix theatre scene, the Herberger Theatre Center was instrumental in bringing life back to the downtown core of Phoenix. As with several other Phoenix area theaters, the Herberger boasts more than one theater space, with a total of three available spaces varying in size and scope. The three stages range in size from 120 to 800 seats and provide spaces for a variety of theater experiences from shorter one act plays to larger productions. They are currently home to two permanent resident theater companies, and often play host to several other prominent Phoenix companies such as Valley Youth Theatre and iTheatre Collaborative. The Herberger Theater Center also has quarterly art exhibits in the Upper Steele Pavilion, highlighting the works of local Arizona artists.

One inviting feature of the Herberger is their Lunchtime Theater program that takes place on certain weekdays during the week. These one-act plays give a voice to up-and-coming theater companies and gives them an opportunity to showcase their talents with a 30-45 minute performance. A perfect midday treat for those that perhaps don't like to go out a night, or those looking for more than just a sandwich during their lunch break.

High on their list of achievements is their dedication to fostering the arts in the community, especially amongst youth. Two programs worth highlighting are the Multicultural Theater Camp and the Arizona Young Artist's Competition. The first is a two week theater camp that helps teens heal through the arts. Teens from homes, shelters and facilities in the area are invited to create their own production from scratch and learn a wide variety of theater arts. The Young Artist's Competition invites youth 15-19 years of age compete in dance, voice and acting. The winner receives a scholarship for their arts education.

Upcoming Shows:

April 28 - May 26, 2019

Presented by Childsplay Theatre. Academic subjects go from boring to fun with this wonderful musical that teaches and entertains at the same time.

June 14 - June 30, 2019

Presented by Valley Youth Theatre at Center Stage. This Disney film classic is brought to life in this new musical. Great for the whole family. A mother and daughter magically exchange bodies and the craziness ensues.

April 28 - May 26, 2019

Presented by Herberger Theater and Arizona Broadway Theatre at Center Stage. Daughter Wednesday has fallen in love with a respectable guy! Horror of all horrors. Of course the Addams family is not pleased, and when they host a dinner for her new beau, Wednesday can only hope for one normal night.

August 30 - September 15, 2019

Presented by Herberger Theater and Arizona Broadway Theatre at Center Stage. When Delores, who is trying to hide from the mob, decides to join a convent, she has to face all kinds of challenges. She finds herself breathing new life into the sisterhood, but blowing her cover. Who will save who in the end?

October 3 - October 20, 2019

Presented by Arizona Theatre Company at Center Stage. A deeply emotional play and winner of many awards, The Royale is about the struggle of the outsider in American culture. Other themes include the complicated relationship between brother and sister.

For a full list of shows, visit the Herberger Theatre Center website.

Contact Information:


Box Office Phone: 

(602) 252-8497

Center Address: 

222 E. Monroe, Phoenix AZ, 85004