At more than 50 years old, Celebrity Theatre is considered one of the oldest venues in Phoenix, Arizona. Originally built in 1964, Celebrity Theatre was once a conference center and an occasional concert venue. In 1995, it was sold to new owners and completely remodeled into the venue it remains today. Celebrity Theatre has played host to many stars over the years including George Carlin, Fleetwood Mac, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Styx, Tower of Power and Billy Joel.
Celebrity Theatre is round inside with a rotating stage in the middle where any seat is an excellent seat. No seat is more than 75 feet from the stage. This allows everyone to get up close and personal with the performers. Depending on how many seats are sold for a particular event, some concerts may not utilize the rotating stage, but never fear, every seat in the theater has a view of the stage.
There are 3 different seating charts; “In the Round” where the stage rotates throughout the entire event, “Half House” and “Three Quarter House”. “Half House” is when only half of the theater is being utilized, the stage is set up with the artist facing the Artist Ramp or the middle and the stage does not rotate. With “Three Quarter House”, only three-quarters of the entire venue is available, the artist faces the middle and again the stage does not rotate. With this setup, seats beyond the ½ house seating area will not have a great view of the stage. In fact, large obstructions are possible and the only view might be of the extreme side or the back of the performers.
Celebrity Theatre serves food and cocktails before and during concerts. The Celebrity Club features a full bar and lounge that opens about an hour before the show begins. There are an additional three bars inside the theater serving beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. Remember, all concessions are cash only. Two ATM machines are available for your convenience.
The Celebrity Theatre boasts 8 acres of onsite, secure parking. They charge $10 for parking. If you choose to ride share, have your driver drop you off at the gate located at Fillmore Street and 32nd Street.
The Celebrity Theatre is located at 440 N. 32nd Street in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information or for tickets, please contact the box office at 602-267-1600 or visit the website at http://www.celebritytheatre.com