Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Theater/Auditorium

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.

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

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.

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

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