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Chandler Center for the Arts

The Chandler Center for the Arts represents a culmination of the unique cooperative efforts between the Chandler Unified School District and the City of Chandler.

The central feature of the center, designed by Rossman, Schneider Gadbery Shay Architects, is the turntable divisible auditorium which utilizes two large rotating platforms, 82 feet and 69 feet in diameter. These subdivide the large hall into a 350-seat intimate theatre, a 250-seat recital hall and a 1000 seat legitimate theatre, each of which can be used at the same time, and independently of, any of the other two areas. The hallmark of the complex is its superb acoustics.

The Center also features a 2, 000 square foot exhibition hall for touring and student displays, a foyer to serve each of the theatres independently or combined, and a catering facility.

The facility incorporates a complete assortment of pivotal and auxiliary spaces necessary for the successful operation of a complete performing arts center, including: a 2,450 square foot thrust stage with a 60-foot wide by 28 foot high proscenium; a rehearsal stage; dance studio; a television studio; a full stage shop; dressing facilities for over 100 actors and musicians; and an orchestra shell and wall for a full orchestra with choir.

The Chandler Center for the Arts is ideally situated at the major intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue, at the north end of downtown Chandler.

Additional Info

  • Phone: 480-782-2674
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  • Address: 250 North Arizona Ave
  • City: Chandler
  • State: AZ
  • Zip: 85225

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