Chandler Center for the Arts: Cultural Jewel in the Desert
Located on the north side of downtown Chandler, Arizona, adjacent from Chandler High School, Chandler Center for the Arts is one of the premier concert venues in the greater Phoenix area. The Center comprises three concert halls plus a large gallery area. More than 300,000 people visit the Center each year.
Chandler Center of the Arts History
Opened in 1989, Chandler Center of the Arts is a joint project of the City of Chandler and the Chandler Unified School District. The Center is the only large, indoor cultural venue in Chandler and one of the few large, indoor concert venues in the greater Phoenix area.
The venue is home to three theaters plus a 2,000-square-foot exhibition hall that is used for visual art displays. The center opened a satellite venue, the Vision Gallery, in downtown Chandler in 1997.
Chandler Center for the Arts was awarded the Governor's Arts Award in 2006 for its innovative programming and contribution to the arts in the state of Arizona.
Chandler Center for the Arts Events
Chandler Center for the Arts hosts more than 1,000 events each year, ranging from concerts and comedy nights to dance recitals and theatrical performances. The venue is also the home of the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, which performs from October through May, and the Tempe Dance Academy, known regionally for its annual holiday production.
Past performers and events at the Center have included Kansas, the Miss Arizona pageant, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, "Pump Boys and Dinettes," Art Garfunkel and the Chandler Children's Choir.
Chandler Center for the Arts Seating Layout
Chandler Center for the Arts is made up of three concert halls.
The Main Stage seats 1,500 people on the main floor, two balcony wings and two circular loge areas in the rear. The main floor and the loges have accessible seating, but the balcony wings do not. No seat in the Main Stage is further than 99 feet from the stage.
The Hal Bogle Theatre seats 350 patrons in a oval-shaped main floor. Limited accessible seating is available.
The Recital Hall can accommodate 250 concert-goers on a single level. It, too, offers accessible seating.
Located just southeast of Phoenix, Chandler is home to around 260,000 residents. In addition to the concert hall, Chandler is best known for its three large shopping malls, including the Chandler Fashion Center, its annual Ostrich Festival and for being home to the Arizona Railway Museum.
Chandler Center of the Arts offers free, on-site parking.
Chandler Center for the Arts is designed as a series of interlocking circles.
Chandler Center for the Arts hosts a summer music/theater camp for kids ages 7-14.
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