Cultural Programs FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the Cultural Programs at Taliesin West, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. We are excited to have the opportunity to share this truly unique, inspirational treasure with you.

With an historic, desert campus – spanning nearly 500-acres – there are a number of procedures and precautions we must all follow to ensure a fun, informative, and safe visit. Because of this we understand you may have some questions before you plan your trip.

Below you will find answers to some common questions. And, of course, feel free to give us a call, or pop us an email should you need further assistance!


Do I have to buy my tickets in advance?

Tickets to Cultural Programs sell quickly and capacities are limited. Advanced online ticket reservations are strongly encouraged.

If I purchased a ticket, but cannot attend a Program, can I get a refund?

It is possible to cancel your ticket and receive a refund prior to a program. However, refunds are not possible within 24 hours of the program start time.

What if a Program is cancelled due to weather?

In the event of a weather event that causes a Program to be cancelled, ticket holders will receive a refund for the full amount paid. If a Program is postponed, tickets can be rescheduled to the new date and time if the ticket holder chooses. If you cannot attend the rescheduled program, a refund will be offered.

What time should I arrive for my Program? Is there parking?

Taliesin West has limited parking spaces.

You should arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to your Program time. Guests who arrive earlier than the allotted 20 minutes will be asked to re-route and return within the 20 minute window.

Ride-Share waiting zones are available.

How do I purchase tickets if I’m a Member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation?

Members receive a 10% discount on the cost of tickets for Cultural Programs. However, tickets for Programs are not guaranteed to Members. To purchase a ticket as a Member and receive your discount, please complete the following steps:

  1. Please register for an online account using the email account you provided as a Member.
  2. Go to the ticket purchase page.
  3. At top right-hand corner click on “Register.”
  4. Please complete the fields and create a password.
  5. Once you have registered an online account, return to the purchase page.
  6. Go to the top right-hand corner and “Sign-in.”
  7. If you have already registered an account just “Sign-in.”

Your member discount will be displayed at checkout.

Additional Member perks will be offered throughout the year for Cultural Programs. Any Program-specific benefits will be listed on the individual program page. Members will also receive email updates with exclusive opportunities and seasonal benefits for attending Cultural Programs at Taliesin West. Check out our Membership page for more details.

I am in need of additional assistance or accommodations. How can I attend your Programs?

A National Historic Landmark built in the early 20th century, Taliesin West was not designed to meet contemporary accessibility standards. Buildings at Taliesin West are terraced into the landscape, resulting in gravel walkways, steps and uneven surfaces. Narrow ramps are available for guests to use at their own discretion.

Programs at Taliesin West are site-specific and staged throughout our campus. Guests with special requests and needs are encouraged to contact our Cultural Programs Department at 602.800.5456 prior to booking their visit.

Find more details about how we can accommodate your visit here.

Will I be able to see Wright’s home and studio along with Chihuly in the Desert while attending a Cultural Program?

Cultural Programs do not include tours of Taliesin West. You can purchase tickets for Insights Tours and Chihuly in the Desert from our Visit page.

Cultural Programs at Taliesin West aim to open different parts of the home and studio to guests, depending on the theme and design of the Program. For opportunities to see other spaces, please consult individual Program listings on our website.

What do I need to bring to the program?

All attendees, including Members, must have a printed or electronic ticket for entry.

Masks are now optional at Taliesin West.

Individual Programs may require guests to bring their own supplies. Please check individual Program details so you are prepared.

Programs can be a combination of an indoor and outdoor experience. Please refer to Program details and look at local weather to plan ahead for your visit.

  • Sun protection – Taliesin West is in the open desert where even the winter months are sunny – wear sunscreen and consider a hat and/or umbrella for shade.
  • Clothing – Dress appropriately for the weather. Daytime visits can get quite hot, while mornings and nights can get cool quickly. Track local weather before your visit.
  • Shoes – There is an abundance of desert flora and fauna, along with uneven walking surfaces. Please wear appropriate footwear ensure your safety.

Can I bring my child?

Children are welcome at Taliesin West.

Though many of our Cultural Programs are designed for adults, we do not restrict children’s access to Programs. (Please note, ticket prices for Cultural Programs do not change for youth ages.)

Programs specifically designed for children are also available – including Camp Taliesin West during summer, spring, and winter. Visit our Education page to see our programming.

Additional experiences for the family will be offered throughout the year, so check the website often.

Guided Tours are not intended for children under the age of 6.

Will the Frank Lloyd Wright Store be open?

The Frank Lloyd Wright Store is open daily. Please check the store hours.

If you cannot visit in person, consider our Online Store or give us a call at 480.627.5398.



Ready to plan your visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West?

Book a guided, walking Tour of Wright’s home and studio or purchase tickets to a Cultural Program in advance.

Make your reservations today!


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