Theaters, Shows, Events & Entertainment
in Phoenix This Weekend

If you're looking for fun and different local events in Phoenix this weekend, this is it! Phoenix is home to amazing live theater entertainment and comedy that is perfect for a special evening on the town. If you are looking for something unique, you're at the right place! Here are our top picks...


#1 Carnival of Illusion

  An Evening of Old-World Magic

Saturday night Illusion show in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe

This fun, up-close, Vaudeville-inspired illusion show is reminiscent of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee and Harry Houdini. Laugh, Have Fun and Celebrate in an intimate setting with the National Recipients for "Excellence in Magic". Your hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America. CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION is Vaudeville Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La! This is much more than a magic show, it's a great night for birthdays, anniversaries, date nights, and special evenings. Hurray to buy your tickets, every single show has sold out for over three years and counting. Check ticket availability now!


#2 Arizona Women's Theatre Company

Producing contemporary, stimulating and thought provoking plays, the Arizona Women's Theatre Company productions are written by and for women. Their mission is to provide an innovative forum for women's voices with the use of theatrical works. This is the only theatre in Arizona to focus on the life of women.

Theater events this weekend in Phoenix

#3 Phoenix Chamber Music Society

The Phoenix Chamber Music Society is committed to bringing the finest chamber music to Phoenix. Now in their 51st season, the concerts offer beautiful and stimulating delights for your entertainment pleasure this weekend in Phoenix.

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#4 Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Theatre Company hosts a variety of shows in Phoenix, but is also considered Arizona's theatre company. The theater shows performed here range from drama and classics to contemporary, as well as comedies and new works. They also partner with downtown restaurants for multiple dinner options. Each season generally has a few classics, one comedy, one musical, and one play pushing the boundaries for a variety of entertaining shows in Phoenix.

Arizona Theatre in Phoenix

#5 Tempe Improv Comedy Dinner Theatre

The Tempe Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre has featured big name comedians over the decades, including Tom Arnold and Gilbert Gottfried. Shows usually run weekends, and there's typically a two-item drink minimum for shows. It's the perfect place for a night out for a comedy show!

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#6 Herberger Theater Center

The Herberger Theater Center is a non-profit organization, which strives to support the growth of performing arts in Phoenix. It's a great Valley venue with multiple shows running throughout the week. The theater offers unique performing arts for both adults and children as well houses the state theater. The variety of plays, shows, concerts, and other types of entertainment changes on a weekly basis.

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#7 Stand Up Live Comedy Theater

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Stand Up Live Comedy Theater offers food, an electric nightlife and a belly full of laughter performances. The theater hosts evenings of comedy shows night after night and the 600 seat dinner theater is a thumbs up for comedy fans!

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#8 Arizona Opera

The Arizona Opera offers a collection of operas for both children and adults. Enjoy lovely performances, such as Madam Butterfly and Beauty and the Beast. Whether you're new to opera or a lifetime patron, the Arizona Opera with enhance your appreciation for this fine art.

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#9 Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona is an modern and provocative professional ballet company, focusing on creating, performing and teaching classical and contemporary ballet. Ballet Arizona is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance and creating new original performances.

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#10 Ice House Tavern

The Ice House Tavern is well known for its hockey events but also hosts other gems that make it a great place for live theater and comedy shows. Along with hockey events, comedy performances are routinely performed, and you can make a night of it as beverages and dining are also offered. You don't have to be a hockey fan to enjoy the Ice House Tavern!

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#11 The Torch Theatre

The Torch Theatre believes that laughter truly helps you live a better life! The Torch Theatre offers fun and clever improv performers, who work together to bring professional improv to Phoenix. There are Phoenix shows every weekend, so don't miss out on the laughter!

Comedy shows in Phoenix

#12 Chaos Comedy

Chaos Comedy showcases unscripted comedy every Saturday night! Unlike most comedy clubs, Chaos Comedy keeps all shows family-friendly, and they never feature the same show twice, so you'll always be seeing fresh entertainment! Oh yeah, it does get a little chaotic with all those crazy scenarious at times but you'll be laughing the entire time.

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#13 Phoenix Art Museum Exhibitions

In addition to a great collection, the Phoenix Art Musuem has multiple interesting and unique traveling events in Phoenix this weekend. They range from a history of Hollywood costumes, to collaborations with top museums, as well as private collections, and educational talks. These exhibitions are constantly changing and offer a diverse range of art related topics.

Events this weekend at the Phoenix Art Museum


#14 Arizona Broadway Theatre

Arizona Broadway Theatre produces live theatre and plays in Peoria. Events are in a 400 seat theater with dinner service options. This dinner theatre presents good views from every seat.

Broadway theater near Phoenix!

#15 Desert Botanical Gardens

We all like cactus but that's not necessarily what us locals want to do this weekend in Phoenix. Don't forget however that as well as cactus, this major attraction also offers great special events in town. Past events included the big Chihuly glass exhibit, or you might find evening music under the stars. We definitely recommend you check out the variety of entertainment options on their calendar of events.

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#16 The Palms Theatre

The Palms Theatre is a successful dinner theatre in Mesa, where musicals, comedies and popular productions are combined with a lovely dining experience, for that "one stop shop" evening adventure. Added to the theatre offerings are many concerts, so it is a worthwhile venue to explore if looking for a variety of entertainment in Phoenix this weekend.

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#17 Mesa Arts Center

It's all happening at the award winning Mesa Arts Center. With four theatres, several art galleries and art studios galore, this is the place in Mesa to experience the arts. Shows, events, classes, art will want to be sure to visit their website regularily to stay informed as to the many exciting possibilities. The facilities themselves are architecturally stunning, adding another layer of enjoyment to your visit.

A multitude of arts and entertainment at the Mesa Arts Center

#18 Valley Youth Theater

The Valley Youth Theater strives to help local youth achieve their dreams through performing arts. Not only does the theatre host live stage performances, but also offers educational opportunities. This Phoenix theater provides entertainment for the entire family, with plays catered to children, yet appealing to adults. Events and performances at the Valley Youth Theatre are hosted year-round, with a diversity of entertainment options.

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