ABOUT DESERT STAGES THEATRE
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 is a proud member of the American Association of Community Theatre
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
Better Business Bureau
Arizona Theatre Awards of Excellence
National Youth Arts Awards
Local First Arizona
Desert Stages Theatre has two intimate stages, Actor’s Café with 56 seats and Cullity Hall with 219 seats.