Gilbert entertainment: Hale Centre Theatre

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Hale Centre Theatre in downtown Gilbert

Come and enjoy local live entertainment in downtown Gilbert.   One of 5 theatres in 3 states, the Hale Centre Theatre


is the longest, continuously running center stage theatre in the country. The Gilbert Hale Centre Theatre opened in July 2003.  The unique center stage arrangement ensures everyone of having a good seat.  The company originally started in Glendale, California in 1947 to a meager opening night audience of 6, but it has not  missed a week of presenting high quality, affordable entertainment since its humble beginning.  You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy such productions as The King & I, Sleeping Beauty, Charley’s Aunt, She Loves Me, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, and more.  Ticket prices range from $17 – $24.

water-spouts1Water Tower Plaza across from Hale Centre Theatre

Adding to the quaint hometown feel of  downtown Gilbert is the recent addition of Water Tower Plaza directly across from Hale Centre Theatre. The plaza is at the base of the Gilbert water tower that supplied water to the firetrucks from 1927 to 1985, and includes the town’s first jail, a tiny adobe building.


A unique feature to Water Tower Plaza is the 19,000 pound granite ball atop a granite pedestal floating on a layer of water. One thing is certain is that the the plaza will be a favorite place to cool off during the summer months.

Local dining favorites such as Joes Real Barbeque, Liberty Market Restaurant, and Oregano’s are within walking distance of the theatre, offering a fantastic combination of dinner and theatrical performance.

All of this is located within minutes of such popular waterfront lake communities such as The Islands, Val Vista Lakes, Lago Estancia, Wind Drift, Playa del Rey Estates,  Stonebridge Lakes and Crystal Point Estates.  For assistance locating homes in these waterfront communities or Gilbert, feel free to click on Finding a Home in Gilbert.

And here’s a link to the map  view of Hale Centre Theatre.

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