Hale Centre Theatre, touted as Gilbert, Arizona's Premier Theatre Company
resides in the heart of Gilbert’s Downtown Heritage District. Experience the magic and drama of the theater, connect with the community via the performing arts, and create memories at Hale Centre Theatre. Also, learn the skills and techniques of multiple dance styles at Hale Studio housed next to the Theatre.
Hale Centre Theatre Origins
California native and entrepreneur David Hale Dietlein’s dream of wholly owning a high-quality performance art theater was accomplished in 2003 when he opened Hale Centre Theatre in Downtown Gilbert, Arizona.
In 1947, the original Hale Centre Theatre was realized in Glendale, CA, by then aspiring actors Ruth and Nathan Hale, Mr. Dietlein’s paternal grandparents. Growing up in a multi-generational family-owned and operated theater, David had a passion for the theatrics and performing arts nearly his entire life.
Corrin and David Dietlein married in 2004 shortly after meeting in 2003 when Hale Center Theatre in Gilbert opened its doors. The couple has been operating, working, improving, updating, and adding to the Theatre together ever since. Their goal of offering entertaining, affordable theatre productions to their local community via a welcoming, friendly environment inspires the Dietleins forward to the future.
Shows at Hale Centre Theatre
The theatrical shows delight with a diverse mix of classic plays, modern musical adaptations, original performance-art storytelling, and historical representations.
Barefoot in the Park | Guys and Dolls | Hello Dolly! | The 39 Steps | Disney Freaky Friday A New Musical | John Loves Mary A 1940’s Romantic Comedy | Always Patsy Cline | BrigaDoon | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast | Bright Star | A Christmas Carol
Hale Centre Theatre Auditions
Hale Centre Theatre periodically holds acting auditions open to all experience levels and ethnicities for its upcoming musical and play style theater productions. The casting directors utilize castingmanager.com to assist them through the casting process.
Expectations for potential actors and performers are dependent on the type of show they are auditioning. For musical theater, prospective performers must bring sheet music and have sixteen bars of singing prepared. For plays, striving actors must prepare one side from the current show script to read for the casting director.
Hale Studio Classes
Hale Studio at Hale Centre Theatre extends an assortment of dynamic dance classes instructed by seasoned, trained professionals in its modernized, open-air feel dance studio. Get your groove on or your jazz, broadway tap, musical theater, swing social, or contemporary on with Hale Studio Dance Classes.
Each style of dance class emphasizes movement quality, proper alignment & placement, technique, and musicality. The sessions also incorporate dance progressions across the floor, strength training, conditioning, and stretching.
- Jazz Performance Technique – Dance technique concentrated on Jazz and Ballet styles.
- Broadway Tap – Centered on the tap technique of East Coast Broadway style.
- Musical Theater Dance – Mixed Broadway theater-style combinations taught with a jazz technique fundamentals focus.
- Swing Dance Social Class – No partner required at this fun-filled sixteen and older social dance class featuring West & East Coast Swing, Country Swing, Lindy Hop instruction, and a Social Dance Party to put your lessons to good use!
- Contemporary Dance Class – Learn different styles, techniques, and combinations of contemporary dance.
Tickets & Gift Cards
There are several options for audience members to purchase show tickets, some as low as twenty-seven dollars ranging from single show tickets, season ticket holders, group rate tickets, and gift cards.
- Season Tickets – Receive a 33% discount with the purchase of a FlexPASS subscription and selection of five to eleven different shows throughout the season.
- Single Tickets – Individual tickets for select shows.
- Group Tickets – Special pricing applies to tickets purchased in packs of ten or more.
- Gift Cards – Give or receive the gift of theater with Hale Centre Theatre’s gift cards.
Support Hale Centre Theatre | Gilbert, Arizona
As with many local businesses throughout the nation and Arizona, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 affected Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert as well. Unused tickets donated back by patrons supported its vision and enthusiasm to re-open and offer future successful theatrical performances to the local community. The Theatre expressed their appreciation for the outpouring of generosity by naming their benefactors, “Hale’s Angels.”
Reach out and call the Theatre directly to see how you can help support its purpose of providing the performing arts to those in Gilbert and beyond.
Whether you’re looking to acquire some new dance skills or behold a performing arts theater creation at an intimately local level, Hale Centre Theatre and Hale Studio in Downtown Gilbert, Arizona’s historic Heritage District, have you covered.
Hale Centre Theatre & Hale Studio
50 West Page Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85233