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“A very enjoyable theater experience”

Hale Centre Theatre
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Gilbert
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Arizona’s Premier Family Theatre in Gilbert since 2003! 350-seat theater-in-the-round putting on family-friendly shows throughout the year.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Went to see our first play there since we moved to AZ. This is a very small theater (350?) with the seats surrounding the stage. Very affordable tickets get you to feel like you are part of the play or show. The center is right next to Gilbert Road with plenty of places for Pre- and Post-show food and drink.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Wolfgang R
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"no bad seats"
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"season tickets"
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"local theatre"
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"small theatre"
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"community theater"
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"plays and musicals"
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"wonderful evening"
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"little mermaid"
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"wonderful entertainment"
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"great actors"
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"downtown gilbert"
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"intimate venue"
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"great location in downtown"
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"grab dinner"
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"sister act"
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"actors and actresses"
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

If you haven't been to the Hale Theater, you are truly missing out. The Hale presents a variety of comedy plays and musicals each season. I must admit that some of the plays are dated (still entertaining), but the musicals are always top quality. There are also smaller musical productions, usually featuring a quartet of singers. They are fun, but not as lavish as the big musicals.

Last year, their production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" had me smiling and laughing from the opening scene through to the surprising ending. This week friends and I saw "No, No, Nanette", a campy comedy featuring a hilarious grandpa, outstanding singers, and energetic tap dancers. And you can't help but notice the wonderful costumes. Kudos to the designer! They are amazing.

The Hale also does favorites such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Little Mermaid". This season includes "Sister Act".

This is a theater in the round, so all seats are good. Prices are very reasonable: $35 if tickets are purchased separately, $24 if you buy a season pass. The season tickets are flexible. Friends and I purchased a pass for only the musicals, and we can choose which nights we want to go. If we want to add a show, additional tickets are also $24.

The theater is surrounded by excellent restaurants, all in a 1-2 block walk. Behind the theater is a huge parking lot.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Candice S
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We have attended about 5 or 6 shows at the Hale Theatre. Ample parking. All the seats are great. We snowbird in AZ and are thinking of getting a package next year which gets you a 25% discount on the price of the tickets.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank The_Coach2_2
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

What a fun place to have right in the middle of Gilbert! The intimate seating was
perfect for the show we attended and it was easy to park and enter without the cattle call of crowds. Seats were comfy, no long restroom waits, good sound, easy viewing and courteous staff. All was a
top notch experience!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I'm a theatre snob and love this local theatre. Their productions are always professional with great costumes and ingenious sets. Seating is in the round and the actors know how to play to all parts. You'll be delighted.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jelliottazaz
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