REVISED: Monday, February 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

Modified Operating Hours:

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art:


For more details on SMoCA-specific public health and safety guidelines please visit:


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts:


We are utilizing science and advice from medical professionals to determine ongoing health precautions for events in our venues, and these safety protocols will be adjusted as standards evolve and artists’ plans change. It is essential that we stay flexible and we ask that you do too. 

We are now utilizing a time-entrance schedule for all performances. See our timed-entrance protocol for the week.

For more details on Center-specific hours and public health and safety guidelines please visit:

Downloadable Guide for Returning to Performances

A Note From Scottsdale Arts CEO | Gerd Wuestemann

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 3 p.m.

We will all remember 2020 for some time to come. I can’t help but to think that 2020 will forever embody both hindsight and vision. Scottsdale Arts started the year with unbridled optimism. But 2020 became a year of unprecedented challenges. And it became a year that proved the extraordinary resilience of our staff….Read More

Scottsdale Arts Festival is Canceled | Letter from the CEO

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 5 p.m.

It is with great sadness and reluctance that I must inform you that we decided to cancel this weekend’s performances at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and our 50th Scottsdale Arts Festival. We will reassess the situation daily and send further notifications about upcoming events…. Read More

REVISED: Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 9:00 p.m.

Scottsdale Arts is following recommended protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), and the city of Scottsdale to ensure the safest possible conditions for our patrons and artists.

Hours of Operation

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts hours have been impacted. Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, both facilities will be closed to the public. The term of this closure will be subject to input and direction from federal, state, and local public health authorities. A more detailed statement will be issued on Monday, March 16, 2020, at which time this page will be revised. You may also always contact our Patron Services team at 480-499-8587 to confirm our current hours.

Upcoming Events

At this time, Scottsdale Arts has made voluntary cancellations, postponed some events, and had two performances canceled due to the European travel ban. Scottsdale Arts will continue to monitor the conditions within our community to determine if further cancellations or date changes are required. If not listed above or otherwise notated or communicated, all ticketed events, performances, and exhibitions will proceed on schedule. To confirm performance dates and times, please visit or visit one of our branch websites.

If and when it becomes necessary to cancel additional events in the Scottsdale Arts family of organizations, we will notify ticket-holders and our community immediately via the website, email, and social media.

This website will contain any new notices that are issued by Scottsdale Arts regarding programming decisions. Please use this website as a resource for all things Scottsdale Arts.

Immediate Measures

In the interest of public health and safety, given the potential spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the following measures have already been taken.

  • Hand-washing stations and public bathrooms are open to the public during operating hours.
  • CDC-approved signs have been installed in all public restrooms to remind our community to wash hands and to encourage safe and healthy practices.
  • We are working to provide additional hand sanitizer stations for public use.
  • Our facilities team is doing its part by increasing the frequency of rotations to clean and disinfect public spaces within all Scottsdale Arts facilities. This includes both Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

All measures outline above have either been implemented or are in the process of coming online this week to address growing concerns.

Your Safety

If you are exhibiting signs of infection, are a member of a high-risk population, or are simply uncomfortable with the notion of attending an event in a public space, then we ask that you act in the interest of your health and safety. Scottsdale Arts will be monitoring all health authority directives to ensure we’re doing everything possible to create a safe environment for our patrons. We encourage every member of our community to consider their own health and safety before making the decision to attend an event.

Unable to Attend a Ticketed Event?

Scottsdale Arts standard ticketing policies regarding refunds remain in effect at this time. Due to the nature of the events presented by Scottsdale Arts, many are single-night engagements. As a result, we are unable to reschedule or rebook patrons into the same event on a new date. Refunds will not be issued on any currently ticketed events, but if you are unable to attend due to illness or immediate health concern pertaining to COVID-19, Scottsdale Arts will provide other opportunity for our patrons.

  • Place the value of your ticket on account for use toward a different show later in our current season or next season.
  • Patrons can choose to donate their tickets to students, teachers, or veterans for use in the same show.
  • Tickets may also be donated back to Scottsdale Arts as a charitable contribution to support the work our nonprofit does in the community, enriching the lives of students in schools across the Valley.
  • A ticket may be converted into a membership that could provide benefits, including discounts on future ticketed events and free admission to Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and other exciting benefits.

Contact the Scottsdale Arts Patron Services team at 480-499-8587 to discuss your options and take action, if needed, to adjust your existing order. Our team will work hard to ensure we offer every possible option, but please be advised that our standard refund policy is still in effect.

Mailed Tickets

Tickets with ‘Mail to Me’ delivery will not be mailed until one (1) month before the performance date. If you have made your order within the month window, your tickets will be mailed out within the next two (2) business days. We are experiencing higher than usual mail delivery delays due to USPS. Please anticipate five (5) business days for your tickets to arrive. If you select mail delivery within five (5) days of your performance date the ticket(s) will automatically be added to Will Call.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we all work together to navigate a growing health concern impacting the lives of many of our friends, family members, and colleagues around the world. Scottsdale Arts will continue to serve our community as you have come to expect by providing amazing arts experiences and high-caliber performances from renowned artists. We appreciate you being a member of our extended arts family and wish you well.

For more detailed information on measures you can take in your own home, visit