Arizona Federal Theatre located in the heart of downtown Phoenix opened April 2002 with sold out shows by Harry Connick Jr and Jerry Seinfled. A unique design allows it to present large arena shows along with smaller intimate productions. Since it opened the Theatre has presented over 2,000 music, comedy, family and Theatrical shows with over 4 million fans attending. Its versatility allows it to host private Corporate events, graduations and Championship MMA & Boxing matches annually. The Theatre has presented some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including David Bowie, Michael Buble, Robert Plant, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Alice Cooper, Tim McGraw, Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Handler, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Jay-Z, Maluma, Banda MS and Michelle Obama.
In December 2002 the Radio City Rockettes debuted in Arizona for 38 performances, bringing over 100,000 guests to downtown Phoenix. Other highlights include the filming of the comedy movie "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie." George Lopez filmed his HBO special, "America's Mexican" live from the theatre. Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes to Jail" debuted here in Phoenix in January 2005. An annual tradition is Moscow Ballet's great "Russian Nutcracker" every December with beautiful costumes and a cast direct from Russia.
As of December 18, 2019, Arizona Federal Credit Union is taking over the name-in-title and the venue will be known as Arizona Federal Theatre.