Arts and Entertainment

Prescott is filled with cultural spirit, as it is home to premier arts and entertainment venues welcoming local, regional, national and international performers, exhibits and special events all year. Community murals are located downtown, at the library, Miller Valley School and at Acker Park, with each mural documenting Prescott’s history, the arts and more.

117 E. Gurley Street
928-777-1366 •
The 494-seat Elks Opera House is in a prominent structure on East Gurley Street, just one-half-block from the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. The Elks Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, and the Elks Opera House was the setting for the First Lady Laura Bush’s PRESERVE AMERICA Award in 2004. The opera house is a significant venue for concerts, plays, political events, films, conferences and an array of special events including weddings, graduations and more. The theater has been restored to its 1905 glory, including opera boxes, new seats and a complete paint and ceiling restoration as well as the proscenium arch above the stage. With the completion of the restoration and an investment of $1.75 million, the Elks Opera House Foundation resolved to produce the best of the performing arts and has completed the first season with a variety of presentations.

208 N. Marina Street, Prescott, AZ 86301-3106
928-445-3286 •

The Prescott Center for the Arts’ mission is to create opportunities for the greater community to engage in and experience all facets of the arts through theatre, concerts, special events, visual arts gallery, scholarships and education. PCA is Prescott’s longest-running, largest and most successful community theatre and gallery. New for 2012-2013 season is the anticipated expansion of Stage Too, a leased space for rehearsals, classes and thought-provoking theatre. See the website for more information about Stage Too and all PCA programs and to purchase tickets.

P.O. Box 10231, Prescott, AZ 86304-0231

Since its creation as a community summer orchestra in 1992, the Prescott POPS Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Paul Manz, has emerged as Prescott’s premier performing orchestra with a unique contribution to the culture of our community. Their goal is to provide the highest quality, dynamic and accessible symphonic entertainment to local audiences; to offer challenging and inspiring performance opportunities to talented youth and seasoned musicians; and to support the perpetual promotion of music as a vital part of the community through donations and scholarships to schools and students. The Prescott POPS Symphony is a nonprofit organization. Tickets are available through the Yavapai College Community Events Office.

228 Alarcan Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
928-778-6745 •

Beginning its 47th season, the Yavapai Symphony Association (YSA) presents the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in concert for Prescott and surrounding communities. Providing music lovers a classical music experience, YSA sponsors the concert season with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra from September to May. YSA also sponsors scholarships and cooperates with Phoenix Symphony members in providing Masters classes for aspiring local music students. These classes are taught by the Symphony musicians for local students of all ages. As a follow up, YSA also provides to the students and parents free tickets to PSO concerts. Each year YSA gives away thousands of dollars of these tickets as a further means of encouragement to the youth of Yavapai County thereby assuring the continuance of the appreciation of classical music in our part of Arizona. YSA is also very proud of its scholarship program for music-major college students. In 2012 six scholarships were awarded in the amount of $16,000.

Concerts are held Sundays at 3:00 p.m. in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. For more information on dates and ticket availability, please call the Yavapai Symphony Association office at 928-778-6745.

Prescott High School, 1050 N. Ruth Street
928-445-2322 •

Located on the Prescott High School campus, the Ruth Street Players provides entertaining, affordable productions for the general public.

3201 N. Main Street, Prescott Valley
928-772-1819 • 1-866-772-1819 (toll free)

Built in 2006, this modern multi-purpose venue stands as a premier site for concerts, sporting events, expos, stage shows and a variety of other special events. The nearly 135,000-square-foot Tim’s Toyota Center is home to the Arizona Sundogs ice hockey team – 2007-08 champions of the Central Hockey League.

1100 E. Sheldon Street
928-776-2000 • 877-928-4253 (Box Office)

The Yavapai College Performing Arts Center hosts a spectacular range of entertainment, from national touring performers like Kris Kristofferson, Wynton Marsalis, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, to live satellite broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, and weekly movies on a state-of-the-art projection system. Following a full renovation of the interior, sound and lighting in 2011, the Performing Arts Center is a thoroughly modern facility that seats up to 1,100 guests and is available for rental for special events. Situated within the hall is the Yavapai College Art Gallery, which hosts exhibits by college and outside artists, as well as presentations and cultural events throughout the year.

Friends of YC Art, 1100 E. Sheldon, #6902
928-776-2025 •

The four-acre Sculpture Garden is a peaceful and innovative site on the college campus. Located next to the Performance Hall and Art Gallery, the park fuses gorgeous landscaping with contemporary sculpture. Its meandering walks enhanced with a variety of beautiful trees and shrubs provide a graceful setting for study, quiet contemplation and make it a delightful area for outdoor events. Currently, the garden is home to 12 sculptures.