Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Theater/Auditorium

Opened Oct 1, 2020 

The Morton and Donna Fleischer American Military Saddle Collection

Morton and Donna Fleischer’s recent donation of twenty-two important American Military Saddles will be on exhibit in the Theater/Auditorium and a Parade Saddle will be on exhibit adjacent to the theater.

Opened Oct 1, 2020 

Photographs by Barry M. Goldwater: Selections from the Arizona Highways Collection

Westward Ho, c. 1938, archival pigment print; Courtesy of the Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation

❗ In an effort to take precautionary methods to protect our employees, volunteers, and visitors during this coronavirus pandemic, SMoW has cancelled  its programming, group tours, school field trips, public and private events for the 2020-21 season until it is safe to resume.

Generous support for SMoW’s past programs were provided by Hugh and Marcia Ruddock.

The architecturally stunning Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Theater/Auditorium lies at the heart of the museum, and serves as a creative and cultural hub for the local community. Museum members and guests enjoy a wide variety of entertaining and educational programs and events throughout the year ‒ many included with museum admission or free with membership.

This versatile and intimate multimedia venue is also a popular choice for private events. To learn about reserving the theater/auditorium, please visit our Private Use page.

Special Programs and Events
The stories of the West come to life in the museum’s theater, where guests enjoy book signings, plays, film screenings, curator/artist talks, live art demonstrations, photography discussions, musical performances and expert presentations about the history, people and culture of the American West. (Visit the online calendar for a schedule of upcoming events.)

Theater programming, public and private events  have been postponed until safe to resume.