Trip Planner:   USA  /  Arizona  /  Phoenix & Central Arizona  /  Mesa  /  Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

#5 of 62 in Things to do in Mesa
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Mesa Arts Center is a performing and visual arts complex in downtown Mesa, Arizona. At more than 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2) square feet, the $95 million facility, completed in 2005, is the largest comprehensive arts campus in the state.
The Mesa Arts Center encompasses four performance venues, from the intimate 99-seat Farnsworth Studio Theater to the 1,600-seat Ikeda Theater. The center is also home to the Mesa Contemporary Arts, which houses five art galleries with 5,500 sq ft (510 m2) of exhibition space. The facility also features 14 unique visual and performing art classroom studios. Multi-use areas throughout the campus provide both indoor and outdoor gathering and presentation spaces.

A visit to Mesa Arts Center represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mesa travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Mesa Arts Center
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Mesa Arts Center reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
528 reviews
  • I went to see Kenny G/George Benson back a couple of years back. I was impressed with the layout of the center. It was one of the most impressive centers for a performance of this nature.  more »
  • In 2013 was there for an event. Very nice place. Had a very good seat. The acoustics in the Music Hall are amazing.  more »
  • Had an amazing night last night having the privilege of seeing David Byrne (Talking Heads) in his utopia tour. The sound in this place is always well produced and mixed but last night I admit it was a bit muddy. Regardless, the MAC is just the perfect venue. It's well directed (people everywhere helping you) and well serviced. It's clean, beautiful, artistic, and well designed. The parking - cake and cheap. The bar and drinks are high-end, well poured, and you can bring them into the theatre. The inside theatre itself is stunning and I caught myself just looking up and around at times. Bathrooms are spotless and never crowded. A place like this can anchor a whole community and you can already see the impact in the stores and shops around it. It feels safe, clean, and classy. I can't imagine the cost of a place like this nor how it was funded - I probably don't want to know. I will say that regardless the cost, it is spectacular and a perfect place to see a show.
  • I've been to this venue for a couple times this year to attend either concerts that my son had with his school. Also I attended a choir concert that my daughter was in with her school too. The center is situated in downtown Mesa and is very nice. The architecture is beautiful and overall very pleasing to the eye. The center inside beautiful and very clean. It's very well kept. There are many concerts and events that happen all throughout the year.

Plan your trip to Mesa

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.