Plan Your Visit

The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center is the home of the Black Theatre Troupe,  located at 1333 East Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

We are conveniently located two blocks east of the 12th Street Light Rail Station, and one block east of the 13th Street Light Rail Station on Jefferson Street.

Call the box office at (602) 258-8129 if you have trouble finding us.

House Manager

The House Manager can help you by answering questions about parking, intermission time, and when the performance will conclude, as well as other theater policies. The House Manager is on duty in the lobby beginning one hour before each scheduled performance through the conclusion of the performance. Should you need to speak to the House Manager, ask that the box office sales person or an usher identify the the House Manager on duty.

Late Seating

All performances begin promptly at the advertised curtain time.

To ensure the enjoyment of other patrons and in consideration of the performers and the intimate design of the theater, latecomers can comfortably view the show on the large monitors in the lobby until they can be seated by the House Manager at an appropriate pause in the performance.

Late seating is at the sole discretion of the House Manager.

Cellular Phones & Electronic Devices

Please silence all cell phones, alarm,s and other electronic devices before entering the theater or when prompted by the ushers.

Cameras, Camera Phones, & Recording Devices

The use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of these devices will result in them being confiscated by ushers or the House Manager until the end of the performance.

No Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the lobby, restrooms or anywhere in the building.. It is permitted in the rock garden just East of the Washington Street main entrance plaza.

Children’s Attendance

Not all productions are suitable for young audiences. When the production is appropriate, only children over the age of six are permitted in the theater when accompanied by an adult.

If you have any questions regarding the content of a production or its suitability for young audiences, please call the box office at (602) 258-8129 for more information.

No Food & Beverages

Eating and drinking are not permitted in the theatre. There is a wide selection of refreshments available at the concession counter to be enjoyed in the James and Tessie Sharp Pavilion outside the theatre before the curtain and during the intermission.


The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center is designed to be totally accessible. There are no stairs or inclines from the parking at the entrance to the designated accessible seating in the theater.

Patrons needing special accommodations should notify the box office when making your reservation, and plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before curtain time.

1333 East Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Box Office
(602) 258-8129
P.O. Box 13349
Phoenix, Arizona 85002
Attn: Box Office