The Tucson Convention Center is a multi-purpose complex on a 27-acre campus in the heart of downtown Tucson. The facility hosts a wide range of events: concerts, sporting events (Tucson Roadrunners, UA Wildcat Hockey, Sugar Skulls), performing arts (Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music), and trade shows.
The Tucson Convention Center facility has 205,000 square feet of space, which includes flat exhibit space, carpeted meeting and banquet space, and three performance venues: Tucson Arena, Tucson Music Hall, and Leo Rich Theater.
The Tucson Arena (seats 7,500), Tucson Music Hall (seats 2,200), Leo Rich Theater (seats 511), Tucson Convention Center Meeting Rooms, and North Exhibit Hall originally opened in 1971. The Grand Ballroom, Exhibit Hall, Grand Lobby, and Galleria opened in 1989. The East Lobby opened in 2010.
Rio Nuevo paid for a major renovation to the Tucson Arena in 2015.
The Tucson Convention Center is at 260 S. Church Avenue in Downtown Tucson.
The Box Office, located on the east side of the facility, is open Monday - Friday from 10:00am-5:30pm and 2 hours before any ticketed event.
Each event has its own ticket prices. Please check the website for a complete show line-up.
Parking is $10.00 per vehicle at the Tucson Convention Center and there are 1,000 parking spaces available. The rate has been $10.00 since 2011.
Limousine, truck, and RV parking is available (but limited).
Alternatively, you may want to take the Tucson Streetcar. The 3.9-mile route has a stop right off Granada, adjacent to the Grand Ballroom and Exhibit Halls.
The Tucson Convention Center 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.
Bring cash/credit for parking, food, & drinks.
Please visit the website for the photography policy; each show is different.
Check the event calendar for a full line-up of upcoming events.
Outside food and drinks are not permitted on the premises.
If you are attending a show, it is likely that concession stands will be open.
You're in luck! There are gads of terrific restaurants in Downtown Tucson. Try one of these options, which are all within walking distance:
Yes! Check the website for a list of upcoming concerts, shows, and events.
A stroller is probably not necessary, unless you plan to spend some time walking around downtown before or after your show.
Certified service animals for guests with disabilities are welcome at the Tucson Convention Center and must remain on leash or in a harness. All other animals are prohibited.
Yes. The Grand Ballrooms and Meeting Rooms are available to rent for special events.