Best Scottsdale Dinner Shows and Live Theatre
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Even though the heyday of dinner theatre was in the 80s, there is still plenty of great places where you can find a meal and a show all in one place. Or a show with an early enough (or late enough) show so that you can easily fit dinner in around your other plans. We've got a list that will have you covered. There are plenty of great dinner shows, exciting theater shows, and events in Scottsdale today. Check out the Oracles suggestions below . . . the crystal ball says you'll have a great time.
Carnival of Illusion
Carnival of Illusion has two shows a night at 4:30pm and 7:30pm, making it very easy to plan for a timely dinner after the show, or have ample time before the show for a meal. You are in for a magically delicious evening as this top-rated show is "Revitalizing Magic" by bringing you all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Spellbinding illusions will have you on the edge of your seat, making this is a great evening for special nights out like birthdays, anniversaries, date nights, and celebrations. Shows are on select Friday and Saturdays at three favorite Valley locations, the Arizona Biltmore Resort, the Tempe Center for the Arts, and the Mesa Arts Center.
The Oracle knows that Carnival of Illusion is more than a Great Magic Show. It's the only place to experience Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La! And what about dinner you say? Each great Valley location is central and there are lots of dining options to be found nearby. And each location boasts a bar for those of you who enjoy a cocktail or a brew either before or after dinner.
Mystery Mansion Dinner Theatre
Every weekend the Mystery Mansion Dinner Theatre hosts a hilarious whodunit where you get to assume a role, examine the clues and solve the mystery. Each week there is a different show with three possible shows to choose from: Murder at Greystone Manor, Murder at the Vampire's Wedding, and Murder at Bedside Manor. Be the one to solve the mystery and you'll take home a prize! The evening is made complete with a three course meal hosted by Oregano's Pizza Bistro. The audience is definitely part of the fun and the price includes both a dinner and a show along with an evening full of murderous puns, plenty of laughter and a jolly good time.
Medieval Times is in the old west! In the Talking Stick Entertainment District, this popular "dinner and a show tournament" takes you back in time. Knights in shiny armor, jousting, and medieval fun all await you at the castle. This is a show like no other with real horses, thrilling battles and even falconry. Cheer on your champion knight, enjoy a four-course dinner (no silverware of course), and tour the 11th century Spanish castle. Chivalry, rivalry, and revelry! This spirited show offers up spirits as well in the form of beer, wine and cocktails. You can also special order the vegetarian option, if the ample meal of roast chicken is not to your liking. Join the "Queen", bring the family and cheer for your favorite knight as they battle with lance, sword, mace and alabarda. And if you don't know what that last weapon is, you'll just have to see the show to find out!
Studio Movie Grill
What's not to like about dinner right at your seat while watching a movie with laser projection, fabulous sound and recliner seats! This movie experience cranks up the enjoyment factor, taking it one step further than your living room. You can pre-select your seats online and also pay for your tickets. Then all you need do is arrive a bit early, find your seat and place your order with one of the friendly wait staff. A press of a button will bring a server to your seat for further assistance. There's a great bar/lounge also on premise where you can hang out after the show, providing the perfect setting to relax and discuss what you liked (or didn't) about the show.
Desert Stages Theatre
Desert Stages is conveniently located in Scottsdale's Fashion Square and provides theatre for the whole community. With eight adult and five youth productions every year, they provide a whole lot of great entertainment for young and old. They are a non-profit arts organization where actors of all ages can learn, grow and thrive. They also offer frequent classes and workshops to youth interested in the theatre arts. Their repertoire is extensive, fun, interesting and great for the whole family. Check out their season subscription which is a great deal on three shows.
Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
This small theatre of just under a hundred seats provides quality productions in a very intimate setting. So intimate in fact that you might even become a little part of the show. This theatre is the brainchild of Don Bluth whose career producing and directing animation movies garnered him great success. He has turned his talents towards community theatre with panache. Every seat is great, the acting is wonderful and the costumes are superb. To top it off the ticket prices are a fraction of what you'd pay for a big production. This is theatre that draws you in and makes you smile.
Greasepaint Theatre is a youth based theatre company that focuses on using professional curriculum designed for youth based arts programming. Helping children to use their new skills both on stage an off, Greasepaint Theatre stretches boundaries and promotes creativity and a positive sense of self. Kids can audition and participate for free, as long as the child's parent agrees to come along and volunteer during the production. Certainly a win-win for everyone! There are lots of shows, many of them musicals and ticket prices are super reasonable. Support community theatre today by seeing a Greasepaint Theatre production.
We hope you found new theater shows to enjoy for a delightful evening. Scottsdale is home to loads of wonderful dinner shows for everyone, young or old.