Since its original dedication in 1989, the Phoenix Shrine Auditorium and Conference Center's mission has remained the same - to serve as a resource for the Shriners in the area. The Phoenix Shrine Auditorium owes its existence to the foresight and generosity of the Shriners from the northern half of the State of Arizona. Shriners have been in the State of Arizona since 1876 and our original building was built in 1921. During the decade of the 70's it became apparent that a new location for the Shriners would need to be established. The State of Arizona wanted the original site at 15th Avenue & Washington to be incorporated into the government mall and it later became the state mineral museum.
The present site was located and ground was broken in October of 1988. On September 30, 1989, the Cornerstone Laying was held. The building has approximately 19,000 square feet of meeting space, with eight conference rooms, including a large 800-person capacity auditorium, and a well-equipped kitchen. For the Shriners, their favorite dining room is appropriately called the "Fiesta Room", plus their friendly meeting place called the "Red Fez Room".
Phoenix Shrine Auditorium and Conference Center is uniquely equipped to accommodate any group, any event and any request, guaranteed. When we say, "Ask, anything is possible", we mean it! We are delighted to handle every detail… from the first guest to the last goodbye. From our convenient location off the Loop 202 on 40th Street, you will find, as so many have found in the past, that the Phoenix Shrine Auditorium and Conference Center is the place for your meetings and special events.