At the northwest corner of North Arizona Avenue and West Chandler Boulevard in Downtown Chandler, AZ
Chandler Center for the Arts invites people of all ages to participate in various performances and visual art shows and exhibits. With its focus and values of communication, gratitude, diversity, innovation, integrity, personal responsibility, respect, and teamwork, Chandler Center for the Arts’ mission is to make visual and performing arts available to the Chandler, Arizona population and beyond.
History & Supporting Organizations | Chandler Center for the Arts
The Chandler Center for the Arts is the product of a collaborative effort between the City of Chandler and the Chandler Unified School District realized in 1988. Before this time, the City of Chandler was looking to boost its economy by enticing high-tech companies to the city through high-quality living, arts and entertainment choices, and exceptional schools.
At the same time, the Chandler Unified School District needed a high-school auditorium. Local Phoenix architect Wendell Rossman had already been hired by the school district to design the auditorium. The two entities joined forces and worked together to create a “shared-use” facility that served Chandler’s community’s needs. Today, the collaboration of three supporting organizations comprises the lifeblood of the Chandler Center for the Arts.
Chandler Cultural Foundation is a non-profit established by the City of Chandler, whose purpose is to provide fiduciary control over the CCA facility. To also oversee all programming and operations of the Arts Center by way of a City of Chandler appointed Board of Directors.
The City of Chandler, a dynamic, diverse-living destination located in Phoenix’s east valley, is the fourth largest city in Arizona and was instrumental in creating the Chandler Center for the Arts.
Chandler Unified School District sets academic achievements as a top priority. The school district was a co-partner in forming the Chandler Center of the Arts in the late 80s. Today, the facility is utilized by the Chandler Unified School District for school art curriculum, assemblies, student rehearsals, and performances Monday through Thursday.
Chandler Center for the Arts Theaters & Areas
With a theater seating capacity of over 1500, three various sized concert halls, an art gallery of over 2000 square feet, and sprawling outdoor space, Chandler Center of the Arts is a premier entertainment and arts venue in Arizona.
Mainstage Theatre | Hal Bogle Theatre | Recital Hall | The Gallery at CCA | West Lawn
Events, Shows & Art Exhibitions | Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler Center for the Arts extends a broad and diverse range of events, shows, and exhibitions. On the performance art side, CCA attendees can enjoy musical styles, such as classical, rock, jazz, country, folk, and world music. As well as dance, ballet, symphony, Broadway & theatre, and comedy & variety shows. The visual arts contributions are also extensive at Chandler Center for the Arts. With a permanent gallery and traveling exhibitions. CCA provides fine art examples of paintings, sculptures, ceramic and jewelry, created by hundreds of artists from the region.
Shows offered at Chandler Center for the Arts include a variety of performances by locally and globally known award-winning, dynamic artists. Acclaimed pianist Alpin Hong and Latin Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter pop sibling duo Jesse and Joy. Tempe, AZ’s MBBC Dance Company’s family-friendly production “The British are Coming!”. Also, 90s pop sensation, multi-Grammy-winning, and Dove Award recipient Amy Grant, to name a few.
Performance Arts Groups
A mix of local Chandler and greater Phoenix, AZ, performance arts groups, call Chandler Center for the Arts home including Ballet Etudes, Chandler Symphony Orchestra, Tempe Dance Academy, C.A.L.L.E. de Arizona.
Youth Programs at Chandler Center for the Arts
The Connecting Kids initiative fulfills Chandler Center for the Arts mission to provide access to the arts for all Chandler residents, including the community’s youth.
- Camp Kids – Creative musical theater summer camp instructed by professional artists.
- Resources For Families – Helping parents and adults engage and interact in art activities with their kids.
- Theatre Kids/Field Trips – Performing arts, music, and dance availability to students and teachers through workshops and field-trip style shows.
- Vision Kids – Professional artist-led youth interactive workshops promoting artistic creativity.
- Youth Arts Council – Online arts appreciation teen program geared toward developing leadership and community service skills in arts advocates’ next generation.
Support Chandler Center for the Arts
There are several ways for businesses, organizations, and individuals to show their support for the Chandler Center for the Arts ranging from donating, volunteering, advertising, sponsorships, and event fundraising participation.
Giving Options (Show CCA the Money!)
Let’s face it; non-profit, community service organizations need straight-up cash to keep their advocacy mission and programs running smoothing. CCA is no different. There are many ways the public can show them the money!
- Membership to Chandler Center for the Arts
- Become a Chandler Center for the Arts Sponsor
- Adopt-A-Seat at CCA
- Chandler Center for the Arts Endowment
As with most art centers, volunteers are essential to the facility’s success; Chandler Center for the Arts is no different in this respect. CCA welcomes volunteers to perform a variety of duties. Patron Welcomers, Ticket Takers, Ushers, and Docents are all volunteer opportunities at CCA. If you wondered what a Docent is (insert “had to Google” admittance here), this is for you. The dictionary defines a Docent as “a person who acts as a guide, typically on a voluntary basis in a museum, art gallery, or zoo.”
The Chandler Center for the Arts hosts annual signature fundraising event opportunities for the local community to support Chandler’s arts programs.
- Center Stage
- Eat Your Art Out Chandler – Bringing together the community, local restaurants, corporate sponsors, and art enthusiasts to benefit The Chandler Center for the Arts free programs.
Local businesses can advertise and reap the benefits of Chandler Center for the Arts well attended shows. With CCA’s season performance programs through a full, half, or quarter page advertisement covering three to five shows.
Local Chandler, AZ Restaurant Partnerships
The Chandler Center for the Arts partners with several like-minded community arts advocate local Chandler businesses and restaurants and is proud to support and spread the word about these partners to their patrons.
Over Easy | Pita Jungle | Downtown Chandler Cafe and Bakery | Mingle + Graze | The Brickyard Downtown | Craft 64 | Bourbon Jacks | West Alley BBQ | Ginger Monkey Tavern | Serrano’s Mexican Food Restaurant | SanTan Brewing Co. | Rock Lobster | Nando’s Mexican Cafe | The Living Room | Floridino’s
Facility Rentals & Tours | Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler Center for the Arts is a perfect place to tour for curious individuals, groups, or school outings because of its unique design and distinct character. CCA is also a grand venue to rent if you’re hosting a wedding or special event, offering a wide range of spatial possibilities.
Suppose you’re looking to take in a premier theatrical performance, art exhibit, or experience exceptional architecture. Chandler Center for the Arts is an outstanding option for your next outing. There’s also free parking on-site and additional free parking in Downtown Chandler just south of Chandler Center for the Arts.
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85225