Mesa Arts Center
The Mesa Arts Center, a multi-purpose arts center, is dedicated to promoting greater knowledge of and interaction with the visual and performing arts. The center is located in the heart of downtown Mesa. The impressive 210,000 SF community resource replaces the previous Mesa Arts Center built in the 1930s.
A 1,600-seat lyric theater, 550-seat repertory theater, a 200-seat playhouse theater and a 99-seat signature theater are a few of the main attractions. In addition, the Mesa Arts Center includes classrooms, educational studios and galleries all within the six-acre public plaza.
The project involved complex lighting, acoustical, audiovisual, life safety, theater rigging, production communication, seating, and line-of-sight issues requiring an in-depth understanding of performing arts centers. The Mesa Arts Center also features unique design elements, such as signature sails that provide shade underneath the “Shadow Walk.”