Temple Usage and Guidelines


Built in 1927, the Temple of Music and Art is a historical cultural arts venue. Constructed in a Southwestern style, the Temple breathes grace and class with its beautiful surroundings of cobbled stone and quiet tree-lined street. Now the home of Arizona Theatre Company, the Temple has been called “one of this city’s most elegant buildings” by the Tucson Weekly.

The Temple is perfect for your event!

Wedding & Reception

Corporate Functions

Art Installations

Private Parties

Arts Performance Rehearsals


And more!

The Temple offers a selection of venues for your event, including two performance spaces:

The Alice Holsclaw Theatre

The main-stage performance space is spacious with 623 comfortable seats with lots of leg room, great acoustics, and a proscenium stage.

Cabaret Theatre

An intimate performance space with up to 80 seats and flexible staging. Exclusive use of the Courtyard and Art Gallery is also available.

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Requests for space at the Temple should be referred to the Management Associate. This includes meetings and tours of the facility. The calendar of events for all the spaces at the Temple is booked and managed by the Management Associate.

Event Details

Any and all details for the event need to be sent to the Management Associate in writing at least one week before the event. Basic information includes, but is not limited to: Event contact, number of guests attending, and set-up requests.

Liability Insurance

We require a $1,000,000 general liability policy, as well as insurance for the participants (either workers comp, volunteer insurance, or an accident policy).

Staffing Events

Depending on the type of event, at least one staff member will be on site throughout the entire event and serve as a point person for any questions or concerns.



The event host is responsible for having security on site throughout the entire event. Also, please make sure that the Management Associate knows in advance who the emergency contact is in case of an emergency.

Local Numbers: Tucson Police Department 520-791-4444 or 9-1-1

Food & Drink

On-site catering is available for events with up to 80 attendees. Outside caterers are acceptable for events, with prior approval. All food must be prepared in a certified kitchen (individual caterer, Costco, Safeway, etc.), due to our health department certification. Food may not be prepared in an individual’s kitchen. Beverages may be brought in as long as they are in an unopened, sealed container.


All alcoholic products and beverages must be purchased and served by the staff members listed on our liquor license through a liquor distributor. Our liquor license is limited to beer and wine only. At no time are we able to serve alcohol that has been purchased by anyone else.


There is no smoking allowed inside the building or in the courtyard. Smoking is allowed on the sidewalks off premises.

Tables & Chairs

The Temple and/or Arizona Theatre Company can provide tables and chairs based on availability. We do not provide linens (tablecloths, napkins, etc.), dishes, glassware, silverware, etc. These can be provided through a professional caterer or party rentals company.

Event Set-Up

The Facilities staff is available to help set up tables and chairs. Due to the amount of activity in the building, it may be difficult for them to accommodate any last-minute requests.


Storage space is limited. Please contact the Management Associate to discuss what is available.


Please make sure that everything you bring in is taken out or returned to its original state at the end of the event, including food. Trash receptacles are provided for your use.