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Broadway Shows in Tucson

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Touring Broadway shows come to Tucson about six times per year, thanks to a partnership between Broadway in Tucson (which was established in 2003) and UA Presents.

Because Tucson is home to many people who appreciate the arts, these local organizations are able to bring some of the biggest and most popular touring productions to our city.

Past Broadway shows in Tucson have included: Wicked, Disney's The Lion King, Newsies, Annie, Disney's High School Musical, The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables, and many more.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where are Broadway shows performed in Tucson?

Broadway shows were held at Tucson Music Hall from 2004 through 2012. In 2013, Broadway in Tucson entered into a formal relationship with UA Presents - which moved the location of all future shows to Centennial Hall.

All Broadway in Tucson shows are now staged at Centennial Hall on The University of Arizona campus. The address is: 1020 E. University Blvd, Tucson 85719.

Originally built in 1936 and opened in 1937, Centennial Hall is an 85,000 square foot performing arts facility on the campus of The University of Arizona in downtown Tucson. The theatre has 2,496 seats.

Centennial Hall was last remodeled in 1984 so it's beginning to show signs of wear. The remodel included lighting and mechanical restorations, a new sound system, new fire alarms, and the refurbishment of the majority of the seats. The stage was also renovated at that time, increasing its size from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet.

Which Centennial Hall seats are best for people who are hard of hearing?

Broadway in Tucson offers ASL interpreted performances for the Saturday Matinee performances and Open Caption for the Sunday evening performances. These seats are typically House Right, down front.

Which Centennial Hall seats are best for people with poor vision?

Tickets in the front have the best visual and would be optimal for those with poor vision.

What is the parking situation?

The best garage for parking is Tyndall Avenue Garage.

Prices are as follows:

  • $2.00 an hour from 5am-5pm, with a max of $8.00 per entry.
  • $1.00 an hour from 5pm- 12 Midnight, with a max of $4.00 per entry.

Be sure to keep your ticket as there is a $10 fee for lost tickets. MasterCard, Visa, and cash are all accepted forms of payment, but note that bills must not be larger than $20.

The Tyndall Avenue Garage has a 7' 0'' clearance height for vehicles.

OTHER PARKING OPTIONS & TIPS

* If the Tyndall Garage is full, back-up parking can be found at the Main Gate Garage or Sixth Street Garage (also on-campus at the University of Arizona).

** Dine at one of the Main Gate restaurants and receive a Main Gate merchant validation for free parking in Tyndall Garage. Note: Tell the fee collector you are dining on University and you will receive a ticket to take with you for validation.

*** You can also opt to take the Tucson Streetcar to Centennial Hall. The 3.9-mile route has a stop within walking distance of the theatre.

What should I wear?

Centennial Hall is indoors with heating in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer. Dress varies depending on the event, but Tucson is generally very casual. That being said, many people do opt to dress up for Broadway performances.

What should I bring with me?

  1. Cash/credit for parking, food, & drinks.
  2. A light sweater or shawl.
  3. A water bottle.

Can I take photos during the performance?

Audience members are not permitted to take pictures inside the theatre.

Are bathrooms available?

Yes. There are men's and women's restrooms available in the lobby at Centennial Hall. Portapotties are sometimes also set up outside the theatre to expedite the process during intermission.

TICKETS TO BROADWAY SHOWS

What are the box office hours at Centennial Hall?

The box office is located at the front of the Hall and its hours are:

  • Sun-Mon: Closed
  • Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm
  • Sat: 12pm-5pm

Aside from scheduled events/shows, Centennial Hall is not open to the public during the day.

How much do single tickets cost to Broadway shows?

Each event has its own ticket prices. Single tickets range from $35-$125 for most Broadway shows. Military members typically receive $5 off for most seating sections (except Gold).

Are season passes available for Broadway in Tucson shows?

Yes! Season ticket packages start at $162 and go all the way up to $612 for the season, depending on how many shows you hope to see and where your seats are located.

CURRENT SHOWS

What is the season line-up for 2019-2020?

Broadway in Tucson is pleased to bring the following shows to Tucson in 2019-2020.

  • Hello, Dolly! | October 22-27, 2019
  • Anastasia | November 19-24, 2019
  • Jesus Christ Superstar | December 3-8, 2019
  • The Play That Goes Wrong | January 14-19, 2020
  • The Book of Mormon | Feb 11-16, 2020
  • The Bachelor Live On Stage | February 26, 2020
  • A Bronx Tale | March 24-29, 2020
  • Jersey Boys | April 24-26, 2020
  • Come From Away | June 2-7, 2020

BUY TICKETS here.

When will the season line-up be announced for 2020-2021?

Broadway in Tucson will likely announce the shows for 2020-2021 in late February 2020. The only show that is currently confirmed for that season is HAMILTON.

ACTING IN BROADWAY SHOWS

Are all "Broadway in Tucson" productions put on by touring companies?

Yes. They are national touring Broadway productions that travel throughout the United States.

Are local actors ever part of Broadway shows?

No, they are not.

Are local auditions held for Broadway shows? If so, how might an actor (child or adult) find out about them?

Broadway in Tucson not hold local auditions. All shows are performed by actors and actresses who are touring across the USA.

DINING

Is outside food allowed?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

Does Centennial Hall have a restaurant?

No, but food and drinks are available for purchase. Common Grounds is set up inside the lobby as well as outside the theater for most performances. They take cash and a $6 minimum card purchase.

What restaurants are located NEAR Centennial Hall?

You're in luck! There are gads of terrific restaurants in the downtown area and in Main Gate Square. Try one of the following restaurants before or after a show (all are within a 3-mile radius of Centennial Hall):

  • Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave (2.1 miles away) – indoor + outdoor seating, sandwiches, salads, beer + wine
  • 47 Scott, 47 N. Scott Ave (2.3 miles away) – neighborhood bistro, dinner daily (4-10pm), happy hour (4-6pm), weekend brunch
  • Cafe a La C’Art (inside Tucson Museum of Art), 150 N. Main Ave (2.4 miles away) – Monet inspired garden patio, pastries, breakfast, lunch, dinner

The UA Student Union is also within walking distance and the UA Library hosts a Starbucks (which closes at 10:00pm).

BABIES & KIDS

Do babies/toddlers attend free?

No, they do not. Each person in attendance must have a ticket.

How old should a child be to see a Broadway show?

Broadway in Tucson recommends that children be ages 5 or older to attend shows. Note, however, that many shows have mature content and are not appropriate for children.

As far as seating for young children goes, Centennial Hall offers free booster seats (first-come, first-served). Row N is where the seats start to rake, and the raised seats allow for a slightly better view for young children.

Are discounted tickets available for children/students?

Yes. Discounts are available in most seating areas (except Gold). The discount for children/students is typically $10 off the regular price.

Does Broadway in Tucson offer student matinee performances for school/homeschool groups?

There are no school performances of Broadway shows at this time.

EVENTS

Can I plan my child’s birthday party around a Broadway play?

Sure! Find a kid-friendly Broadway show, purchase tickets for your group, and you'll have a readymade birthday party. Before or after the show, stop in at HUB or The Screamery for ice cream!

Ticket discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Call 520-621-3341.

MISCELLANY

Is Broadway in Tucson active on social media?

Yes! You can follow Broadway in Tucson on Facebook. You may also be interested in following UA Presents on Facebook and Twitter.

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Have a wonderful time at an upcoming Broadway show in Tucson!

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