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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 things such as Prescott’s history, the arts and more.


415 W. Gurley Street

Sharlot Hall Museum’s Blue Rose Theater has been a part of the community since 1994, offering engrossing historical theater to patrons of all ages. Since its partnering with the museum, the Blue Rose Theater has presented more than 70 productions, most of which were original pieces written especially for Sharlot Hall Museum. In addition to its calendar of productions, the theater offers excellent youth activities, community outreach and special programs.


117 E. Gurley Street
928-777-1366 • www.elksoperahouse.com


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 recently been restored to its 1905 glory, including opera boxes, new seats and complete paint and ceiling restoration as well as the proscenium arch above the stage.


208 N. Marina Street
928-445-3286 • www.pca-az.net

The Prescott Center for the Arts fosters the area’s cultural community by creating ample opportunities for expressing artistry through a number of events and programs throughout the year. The PCA produces a wealth of main stage performances – such as “Chicago,” “Pajama Game” and “Pippen” – concerts and family theatre productions, and houses an art gallery that is filled with exhibits and a variety of works of art, many by local artists.


P.O. Box 10232, Prescott

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: to provide the highest quality, dynamic and accessible symphonic entertainment to our audiences; to offer challenging and inspiring performance opportunities to our talented youth and our seasoned musicians; and to support the perpetual promotion of music as a vital part of our community through donations and scholarships to schools and students. The POPS is a nonprofit and completely volunteer organization.


228 Alarcan Street, Prescott

For more than 40 years, the Yavapai Symphony Association (YSA) has focused on providing Prescott-area music lovers with classical music experiences by sponsoring a concert season with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in Prescott from September to May. YSA sponsors scholarships and cooperates with Phoenix Symphony members in providing classes for aspiring local music students, thereby assuring the continuance of the appreciation of classical music in our part of Arizona.

The Yavapai Symphony Association also supports the Yavapai Symphony Guild as an auxiliary of YSA. The Guild sponsors two programs each year to accomplish their mission – the Young Musicians Scholarship Competition and the Music Memory Program. As part of the Music Memory Program, a concert is held at which more than 4,500 K-6 students from all over the county are in attendance.


Prescott High School, 1050 N. Ruth Street

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
928-776-2000/877-928-4253 (Box Office)

Numerous performances each year are offered at the Yavapai College Performance Hall, featuring an assortment of performers such as Bill Cosby, Itzhak Perlman, the Smothers Brothers and Garrison Keillor. The hall seats up to 1,100 guests, providing an intimate and overall enjoyable setting. Also situated within the hall is the Yavapai College Art Gallery, which is an excellent place to browse through interesting exhibits, as well as attend interesting presentations and cultural events throughout the year.


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

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 makes it a delightful area for outdoor events. Currently, the garden is home to 11 sculptures; Phase IV will add a meditation feature.

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