Performances at Ethington Theatre

Love the arts? With a history spanning more than 60 years, Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Ethington Theatre is home to a variety of arts events, including award-winning student performances. You are invited to experience work from the talented GCU students of our College of Arts and Media, with theatre performances, dance concerts and more.

Contact Ethington Theatre

To purchase tickets, please visit our GCU Ticket Venue.


Experience Ethington Theatre Virtually

Enjoy a walk-through of the historic and intimate Ethington Theatre, to the behind-the-scenes spaces and finally to the stage itself- where the magic happens!

2023-24 Ethington Theatre Season

Reserve your tickets online through the Global Credit Union Arena box office at All performances are held on:

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
  • Sundays at 2 pm
Murder On The Orient Express

Sept. 22 – 24 and Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

Mary Poppins

Nov. 10 – 12 and 17 – 19

Twelve Angry Jurors

Dec. 1 – 3


Dec. 8 – 10

Real Women Have Curves

Feb. 2 – 4 and 9 – 11

Tuck Everlasting

March 15 – 17 and 22 – 24


April 12 – 14

GCU Day Matinee


GCU’s Ethington Theatre offers matinees for high school students on each of its four mainstage productions on an annual basis. These matinees are presented the Wednesday and Thursday following opening weekend with a 9:30 am curtain time. Students will have the opportunity to experience a high-quality performance followed by a question-and-answer session with the cast and crew. To learn more, contact Candace Stewart at or call 602-639-8490.

Elementary Dance Tour

Elementary Dance Tour

GCU’s Elementary Dance Tour sparks the imagination of its young audience members by sharing stories through the art of dance! Every spring, this student touring company brings a high-quality arts experience to K-6 students in the Phoenix area at no cost.