Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

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Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) is a community theater and event space located in historic Old Town Peoria. The managing tenant is TheaterWorks, a 501(c)(3) non-profit theater company that produces more than 200 events a year for audiences of all ages. TheaterWorks' calendar includes live theater, concerts, dance performances, comedy, kids events, and much more. It is also home to a city art gallery and hosts the Second Saturdays music series. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is a tremendous asset to Peoria, providing arts and cultural enrichment to the community.

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts  | 10580 North 83rd Dr., Peoria, AZ 85345

Music Series


The Peoria Arts department and TheaterWorks are proud to present the Tuesday Night Music Series. This series features live musical performances by local artists, combined with food available for purchase from specialty food trucks. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a signature cocktail created for each event. Make it a date night or bring the family to the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts! We hope to see you there!

All performances are held at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices: $20 for Adults, $15 for Youth. Visit for details and tickets.

Fall 2019 Schedule

9/17/2019 T.A. Burrows in Concert Performing 19 of his favorite songs, T.A. lends his own dynamic style to such pop hits as Fever, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Birth of the Blues, Copacabana, Since I Fell for you, and many more in this hour-long “tour de force.” The “man of a thousand voices” is an engaging entertainer with hilarious anecdotes from his entertainment career spanning over 40 years.

Food Trucks: Queso Good and CulinarySköl
Gyder Theater
10/15/2019 Michael Land Noted by Arizona Foothills Magazine as "a true inspiration," Michael Land has been entertaining audiences for over 15 years. From soulful, powerhouse originals to Top 40 covers from a variety of genres, Michael connects with his audience and makes you feel like you "know" him. Featuring favorites "Drift Away,", "It’s My Life," "Come Together," "Happy,” and many other hits.

Food Trucks: Bonzai Boyz
McMillin Theater
11/19/2019 Soulstice Sound Featuring Sean Mullaney and Alex Ncube. A souful pop-rock concert with hits that span decades. The dynamic duo of Sean and Alex will be sure to delight with good vibes and beautiful harmonies.

Food Trucks: DEZ Burrito Company
McMillin Theater
12/17/2019 Winter Wonderland Stories of holidays past, present, and future told by "The Mayor of Winter Wonderland" and his merry elves. Sing, dance, and laugh through this jolly holiday performance. Featuring classic favorites such as "Winter Wonderland," "O Holy Night," and "Happy Holidays."

Food Trucks: Biscuit Bombers
McMillin Theater
1/21/2020 Jukebox Memories Relive the glory days of grabbing a burger and a malt while enjoying your favorite tunes from the old jukebox! This classic show includes your favorite hits from the 1950s and 60s, including: "Where the Boys Are," "Hound Dog," and "Wake Up Little Suzie."

Food Trucks: Cheese, Love, and Happiness and Rock Star Hot Dogs
Gyder Theater
1/22/2020 String Jazz Concert ** SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT **
Vision & Sound: An African American Experience in collaboration with City of Peoria presents: String Jazz Concert featuring Sandra Bassett along with Jonathan Levingston, Suzanne Lansford, Felix B. Sainz, Jr., Roderick Wilson.

Admission: $15 Buy Tickets at TheaterWorks
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Gyder Theater
2/25/2020 Some Like it Yacht All Aboard as we embark upon a musical cruise through come of the best soft rock hits of the 70s and 80s! Featuring an incredible live band and smooth vocals recreating the hits by The Doobie Brothers, Hall and Oates, Toto, and many more. Dress in cruise or beach attire to make the getaway complete!

Food Trucks: AZ Chimney Cakes and The Fry Bread Truck
Gyder Theater
3/17/2020 GRL PWR This high-energy experience features unstoppable women with fierce voices and exhilarating choreography! The greatest female performers through the decades will be featured in powerhouse songs like "I Will Survive," "You Outta Know," and more.

Food Trucks: 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese and Rocco's Cheesesteaks
Gyder Theater
4/14/2020 Voulez Vous An exhilarating disco party that features that top hits from ABBA, The BeeGees, Donna Summer, and more.

Food Trucks: Burgers Amore and Cheese E. Wagon
Gyder Theater
6/22/2020 - NEW DATE bROCKway! Broadway like you’ve never heard before! This original concept fuses favorite Broadway standards with an innovative rock edge and powerhouse voices. Hits include: "Defying Gravity," "Fame," and "Phantom of the Opera."

Food Trucks: Crazy Stuffed Breads and Wild Thing Food Truck
Gyder Theater

Second-Saturdays in Old Town Peoria


Every Second Saturday of the month, through May 9, 2020, the City of Peoria will be hosting a local arts and food experience in Old Town Peoria called 2nd Saturdays. Read more about 2nd Saturdays.

2019 / 2020 Event Schedule:

  • October 12, 2019
  • November 9, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • January 11, 2020
  • February 8, 2020
  • March 14, 2020
  • April 11, 2020
  • May 9, 2020


Charlottes Web at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts


Charlotte's Web

Jan. 17, 2020 - Feb. 2, 2020  |  Gyder Theater

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig,” and begins to weave the beautiful, knowing story about friendship that families across the country know and love.


For other upcoming shows, contact Theater Works at or call the Box Office at (623) 815-7930.

About Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

TheaterWorks actors performing at the PCPAIn 2007 the City of Peoria completed construction of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA). The $13 million facility was designed by the architectural firm Westlake Reed Leskosky. The PCPA is a joint venture with the City of Peoria and Theater Works.

Theater Works, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, serves as the anchor tenant and creates engaging theatrical and educational experiences, and manages the 20,000 square foot facility. The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts consists of a 274 seat main stage auditorium, a flexible 60 seat black box theater, two classrooms, an elegant lobby, dressing rooms, backstage support areas, and office space for Theater Works.

Gyder Theater at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

The citizens of Peoria understand the importance the arts have on economic development, and the intrinsic impact that the arts have on the quality of life in Peoria. The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts brings award winning theater to the downtown area, as well as a variety of arts experiences, youth programming, summer camps, and special events throughout the year.

For more information on Theater Works and other programs at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts go to or call the Box Office at (623) 815-7930.


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