The Arizona Federal Theatre first opened as the Dodge in 2002, following 15 months of construction. Harry Connick Jr. performed at the venue's first concert. Situated in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the 5,000-seat entertainment space hosts everything from concerts and comedy performances to theater and family-friendly shows. It's welcomed such acts as the Radio City Rockettes, Moscow Ballet's Russian Nutcracker and George Lopez's HBO special, America's Mexican, which was filmed at the Arizona Federal Theatre.
The Arizona Federal Theatre is situated on the northwest corner of Washington Street and 4th Avenue, and it's most accessible for out-of-towners to take I-10 to the 7th Avenue exit. There's an adjacent parking garage, the Adams Street Garage, located by the venue at the corner of 4th Avenue and Adams Street. It's open Monday through Friday at 6 pm.
Visitors are advised to arrive early; doors open an hour prior to showtime. A full concessions menu complete with beer, wine, cocktails and more is available onsite. Personal cameras are allowed inside, as are children of all ages, provided they have a ticket. Nearby attractions include the live music venue and Tex-Mex eatery, Crescent Ballroom, as well as the Hemberger Theater Center, which is a performing arts and gallery space. Numerous hotels and eateries are also located within walking distance.