Live entertainment around campus

Alexandra Pere | The Daily Wildcat Centennial Hall was built in 1937 and was originally named, The Main Auditorium, before it’s renovation in 1985. It hosts a wide variety of performing arts including musicals, plays, comedians, ballets, and more!

There are several places on and around campus for students to go to for live entertainment in their free time. From plays and musicals performed by University of Arizona students to rock concerts and dance shows, here is a list of places to find your fix of fun.

Centennial Hall

Located on the west side of campus near UA’s Main Gate, Centennial Hall hosts several events each semester. They range from touring Broadway musicals to live magic shows and classical symphony orchestras. UA students can get tickets at discounted prices at Centennial Hall’s box office, located in front of the venue.

Arizona Repertory Theatre


The ART puts on six shows every school year featuring UA theater students on campus at the Tornabene and Marroney Theatres. Each season features a mix of musicals, contemporary plays and a Shakespearean play. Students get discounted tickets and group tickets are available if you plan on attending in a group of ten or more. Tickets can be purchased in the lobby of the Marroney Theatre, located near the corner of North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard, or online at 

Rialto Theatre

Tucson’s Rialto Theatre is located less than two miles from UA’s campus and is a hotspot for fans of live music. Each year, indie bands, solo artists, EDM DJs and rappers can be found performing at this downtown venue. A list of upcoming shows and tickets prices can be found online on the Rialto website.

Fox Tucson Theatre 

The Fox Tucson Theatre opened downtown in 1930 and the shining vintage lights that spell out “FOX” in front of the venue is one of the ways this Tucson landmark keeps its signature “old-timey” atmosphere. The Fox hosts country music, folk rock and jazz concerts, comedy shows, tribute concerts and the annual “I Dream in Widescreen” event where UA seniors in the School of Theatre, Film and Television present their short films. Go to the Fox Tucson Theatre website to see a list of upcoming events and buy tickets to shows. 

191 Toole

Named after its street address, 191 Toole is a non-profit where audiences can see local and other live shows year-round. 

As a sister location to Rialto, this venue's goals are similar: to provide a great music experience to the community and be as engaging as it can be. 

The location has a bar and snacks are provided for most shows. Student discounts are also offered for certain events. 

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