Tucson >Temple Of Music & Art
Fond memories. As young children, my brother and I lived two lots (not blocks) south of the Temple (1950). We have photographs of us (age 5) standing in front of the fountain in the courtyard. Brings back memories. We hope to visit the area early in 2011. It looks almost the same as it was in 1950.
This temple hosts some of the city's finest theater performances, from classical to avant-garde..
The Temple of Music and Art was founded in 1927 with funds raised by local matrons who craved a proper civic concert hall. The Temple is located near the end of a quiet, tree-lined street. Built in elegant Southwestern style, the two-story building surrounds a cobbled, fountain-splashed patio, admirably renovated in 1990.
Today the building houses a 600-seat theater, a 90-seat cabaret theater, and a small art gallery upstairs. Home of the Arizona Theater Company, the north wing of the building holds the ATC box office and gift shop, where you can find theatrical souvenirs, play scripts and fine note cards.
While You're There
Free backstage tours of the facility are given most Saturdays at 11:30am, October through April. Don't miss the cafe if it's open.
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