Tucson Convention Center - Tickets, Parking, Dining

Tucson Convention Center | Tucson Convention Center - Tickets, Parking, Dining

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.

Encompassing 205,000 square feet of space, the event center 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where is the Tucson Convention Center located?

The Tucson Convention Center is at 260 S. Church Avenue in Downtown Tucson.

What are the hours?

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. 

Why would I visit Tucson Convention Center?

  • To rock along with a favorite musician/band
  • To cheer for your favorite team at a sporting event
  • To wander the exhibit halls at a trade show, conference, or expo
  • To see a theatrical performance
  • To attend a private event or fundraiser

How much does it cost?

Each event has its own ticket prices. Please check the website for a complete show line-up.

What is the parking situation?

Parking is available in Parking Lot A Garage, which is off Church Ave. Parking in Lot B is accessible via Granada. Lot C, which is accessible off Granada, has limited parking spaces due to construction. Please do not park in surrounding neighborhoods.

Parking is $10.00 per vehicle for most events at Tucson Convention Center and there are 900 parking spaces available. The rate has been $10.00 since 2011.

When events are not happening, the rate to park in the TCC lots is typically $6/day or $65 for a monthly pass. To purchase a monthly parking pass, come up to one of the booths between 6:00am and 10:00am to pay the fee. The passes are $65 and are valid from M-F, 6:30am - 6:00pm (with no entrance after 4:30pm).

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.

What should I wear?

Tucson Convention Center is indoors with heating in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer. Dress varies depending on the event.

What should I bring with me?

Bring cash/credit for parking, food, & drinks.

Can I take photos in the building and/or during the performances?

Please visit the website for the photography policy; each show is different.  

Are bathrooms available?

Yes.

CURRENT SHOWS AT TUCSON CONVENTION CENTER

What shows are currently playing at Tucson Convention Center?

Check the event calendar for a full line-up of upcoming events.

TUCSON MUSICIANS MUSEUM

Tucson Musicians Museum is a free, very small museum space inside the Tucson Convention Center. Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm daily.

HOTELS NEAR TUCSON CONVENTION CENTER

If you are going to a conference, concert, or other event at Tucson Convention Center, consider staying at one of these Downtown Tucson hotels (which are walkable to the TCC):

DINING AT/NEAR TUCSON CONVENTION CENTER

Is outside food allowed?

Outside food and drinks are not permitted on the premises. This includes water bottles (for most shows). Call ahead to confirm current policies for each event.

Does Tucson Convention Center have a restaurant?

If you are attending a show or sporting event, it is likely that concession stands will be open.  

What restaurants are located NEAR Tucson Convention Center?

You're in luck! There are gads of terrific restaurants in Downtown Tucson. Try one of these options, which are within walking distance:

BABIES & KIDS

Does Tucson Convention Center offer programming for children & families?

Yes! Check the website for a list of upcoming concerts, shows, and events.

Should I bring a stroller?

A stroller is probably not necessary unless you plan to spend some time walking around downtown before or after your show.

Are changing tables available in the restrooms?

Yes.

What about my pet?

Certified service animals for guests with disabilities are welcome at Tucson Convention Center and must remain on leash or in a harness. All other animals are prohibited.

EVENTS AT TUCSON CONVENTION CENTER

Can I have my wedding or rehearsal dinner at Tucson Convention Center?

Yes.

Can I have my child's birthday party at Tucson Convention Center?

Yes. The Grand Ballrooms and Meeting Rooms are available to rent for special events.

MISCELLANY

Is Tucson Convention Center active on social media?

Yes! You can follow Tucson Convention Center on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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