Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


7014 E CAMELBACK RD #0586SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is an award winning, nonprofit performing arts theater committed to offering high-quality entertainment and providing a creative platform that nurtures each stage of an actor's development.


Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is an award-winning, non-profit performing arts theatre located in Arizona’s premiere shopping, entertainment and dining destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Established in 1995 by Laurie Cullity, the late Gerry Cullity, and Joan Thompson, the theatre is committed to offering high-quality entertainment for the entire community and prides itself on providing a creative and inclusive environment where actors can learn, grow and thrive.

Many Desert Stages alumni have gone on to work as professional actors in New York and Los Angeles but, no matter what a child aspires to, the theatrical training and performing experience they receive at Desert Stages will assist them on their journey.

Each year, Desert Stages offers:

  • 250 performances with 38,000 seats.
  • Eight adult productions, cast primarily from local actors.
  • Five youth shows with casts of 60-125 actors, ages 3-19.
  • 300 youngsters the opportunity to learn theatre arts as theatrical camper/actors, teen directors, choreographers and counselors


Would you recommend DESERT STAGES INC?
1 review Write a review
by Kaylen P. from Phoenix, AZ (February 13, 2024)
An amazing organization, that has a very friendly staff. Met a lovely woman who did the usher volunteer with me, who loves theatre and wants to help, by giving back just like me. For me, it was all about helping people. In the end, we watched an amazing play with unbelievably incredibly impressive young drama actors.

Report this organization