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

Established 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.


Scottsdale Fashion Square is surrounded by several parking structures. The most convenient to Desert Stages Theatre is Parking Area P 3.


To contact our Desert Stages staff, please email them at info@desertstages.org

Executive Director/Co-Founder Laurie Cullity
Director of Community Engagement Bob Roth
Business Manager Stephanie Yampolsky
Box Office Manager/Group Sales Linda Barton
Program & Website Advertising Sales Manager Michael Lev
Community Relations Manager Angela Kriese
Digital Ad Sales Drake Dole
Public Relations Bob Roth
Accounting Advisor Rick Birk
Promotions Coordinator Virginia Olivieri
Graphic Designer Dina Osinski
Photographer Renee Ashlock
Camp Photographer Jen Wilbur
Program Michael Lev, Dina Osinski
Box Office Staff Jeremy Figueroa, Drake Dole, Dorann Matson
Parent Communications Liaison Meryl Rose
Gala Chair Stacey Feldman
Summer Camp Administrator Stephanie Yampolsky
Webmaster Bill Atkinson, Bob Roth, K Web Creative
Social Networking Dina Osinski, Virginia Olivieri
IT Support Drake Dole, Bill Atkinson
Center Stage Coordinators Stephanie Yampolsky, Peyton Woolf
Corporate Gifting & Fundraising YOU (Please see Box Office)

Read more about Desert Stages Center Stage Theatrical Training, Theatrical Camps, Alumni and Awards.
Read more about The Story of Desert Stages.