Overture, Curtain, Lights! — Prescott Stages Excitement

by Staff Reports

Greater Prescott is a wonderland of outdoor delights, but also has a wide selection of indoor entertainment venues. From intimate “black box” shows to big-budget spectacles, there’s a stage here for every scene or song.

Local performers and touring stars, movies, tribute bands and hometown traditions all find their footing at these and other live performance venues set here within nature’s grandeur. 

Please check with venues for event schedules and current protocols. 

Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center
The classically designed Elks Theatre (originally the Elks Opera House) opened in 1905 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Whether you are in the historic 500-seat Elks Theatre or upstairs in the intimate setting of The Crystal Hall, The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is the place in the Quad City area with great live music, movies, comedy shows and much more. 

117 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301
Facebook: @prescottelksoperahouse; Instagram @prescott_elks_theater_pac

Findlay Toyota Center
The 6,200-seat Findlay Toyota Center is committed to bringing the best concerts, sports and entertainment to Northern Arizona as well as free events for the community. Its annual events reflect the community’s Western heritage with the Mile High PBR (Professional Bull Riders) and the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo. 

The center is always working to bring new entertainment to the area and work with local businesses. It is home to a brand-new Indoor Football League team, the Northern Arizona Wranglers. 

There are many ways to reach the community through sponsorships, advertising and cross-promotion.

3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Facebook: @findlaytoyotacenter; Instagram: @findlaytoyotacenter

Prescott Center for the Arts
Housed for more than 50 years in the 126-year-old Sacred Heart Catholic Church building, PCA’s mission is to create opportunities for the greater community to engage in and experience all facets of the arts. It presents family and readers’ theater productions, a summer series and youth programming.

Facilities include the 194-seat Main Stage and the 40-seat Stage TOO. Underneath the Main Stage is an art gallery and gift shop. 

208 N. Marina St., Prescott, AZ 86301
Facebook: @prescottcenterfor the arts; Instagram: @officialpcatheater

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (YCPAC) is Northern Arizona’s premier entertainment venue, featuring the best in live performances, movies and satellite broadcasts. YCPAC hosts and produces more than 80 events each season, reaching audiences that top over 75,000 annually.

Venue features include:

  • 1,064 seats — main floor, balcony and boxes
  • State-of-the-art lighting and sound
  • Full bar, concessions and pre-show dining availability
  • Intimate onstage events

1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301
Facebook: @ycpac