Desert Stages Theatre

desert stages theatre

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is an award-winning, non-profit performing arts theatre located in Arizona’s premier shopping, entertainment and dining destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square.

mary poppins desert stages theatreEstablished in 1995 by Laurie Cullity, the late Gerry Cullity, and Joan Thompson, the theatre is committed to offering high-quality entertainment for the entire community and prides itself on providing a creative and inclusive environment where actors can learn, grow and thrive.

Many Desert Stages alumni have gone on to work as professional actors in New York and Los Angeles but, no matter what a child aspires to, the theatrical training and performing experience they receive at Desert Stages will assist them on their journey.

Each year, Desert Stages offers:

  • 250 performances with 38,000 seats.
  • Eight adult productions cast primarily from local actors.
  • Five youth shows with casts of 60-125 actors, ages 3-19.
  • 300 youngsters the opportunity to learn theatre arts as theatrical camper/actors, teen directors, choreographers and counselors


Desert Stages Theatre has two intimate stages, Actor’s Café with 56 seats and Cullity Hall with 219 seats.

Contact: Desert Stages Theatre

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