Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City's arts tradition officially started in 1847 with the Deseret Musical and Dramatic Society, founded by Brigham Young. The city has continued to give strong support for the arts, even voting for a special tax to support cultural organizations such as the opera and symphony. Ballet West, the Utah Symphony, and Utah Opera have kept the state on the nation's cultural map. The Capitol Theatre and Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center host Broadway touring companies. The Pioneer Theatre Company and Plan-B Theatre produce the most successful theater productions. Many film lovers forgo the snow and the crowds of Park City to enjoy the 10-day Sundance Film Festival at a half-dozen Salt Lake City venues every January. Lesser-known and locally written plays are presented in small theaters throughout the valley.

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  • 1. Plan-B Theatre

    Downtown | Theater

    The resident company of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center tends to stage modest productions built on fine original scripts and timely social...Read More

  • 2. Sundance Film Festival

    Festivals

    Even casual movie buffs should make plans to attend Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival at least once in a lifetime. Each January the crowds...Read More

  • 3. Abravanel Hall

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    The Utah Symphony plays at Abravanel Hall. ...Read More

  • 4. ArtTix

    Downtown | Tickets

    For tickets to cultural events, contact ArtTix. ...Read More

  • 5. Ballet West

    Downtown | Dance

    This respected professional ballet company performs both classic and original works at the Capitol Theatre. Its inner workings featured in the...Read More

  • 6. Brewvies

    Downtown | Film

    A variety of first-run and independent films are shown here. You can have a beer and dinner with the show. ...Read More

  • 7. Broadway Centre Theatre

    Downtown | Film

    The Salt Lake Film Society shows independent and foreign films here. ...Read More

  • 8. Capitol Theatre

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    Ballet West and the Utah Opera perform at the Capitol Theatre, which also hosts Broadway touring companies. ...Read More

  • 9. Gallery Stroll

    Art Galleries–Arts

    Local artists and art galleries enjoy one evening each month (the third Friday of the month, except for December when it's the first Friday...Read More

  • 10. Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    Temple Square | Music

    This famous choir, which includes men and women of all ages, performs sacred music, with some secular (classical and patriotic) works. You can...Read More

  • 11. Off Broadway Theatre

    Downtown | Theater

    Musicals and plays here include comedies and parodies, as well as improvisational comedy events. ...Read More

  • 12. Phillips Gallery

    Downtown | Art Galleries–Arts

    A possible starting point is Phillips Gallery ...Read More

  • 13. Pioneer Theatre Company

    University of Utah | Theater

    This professional company, in residence at the University of Utah, stages classic and contemporary musicals and plays. From Les Miserables...Read More

  • 14. Repertory Dance Theatre

    Downtown | Dance

    This company presents modern-dance performances. ...Read More

  • 15. Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

    Downtown | Dance

    This is Salt Lake City's premier modern-dance troupe, recognized for its innovation and commitment to community education. ...Read More

  • 16. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    Comprising the Black Box Theatre, the Jeanné Wagner Theatre, and the Studio Theatre, this is home to the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and the...Read More

  • 17. Salt Lake Acting Company

    Capitol Hill | Theater

    Recognized for its development of new regionally and locally written plays, this company's performances run year-round. ...Read More

  • 18. Ticketmaster

    Tickets

    Tickets here are primarily for music and sporting events at the Maverik Center in nearby West Valley City. ...Read More

  • 19. Tower Theatre

    East Side | Film

    See independent and foreign films at this historic art deco theater that's also a Sundance Film Festival venue. ...Read More

  • 20. Utah Arts Festival

    Downtown | Festivals

    If you're in town in late June, check out Utah's premier festival showcasing every form of visual and performance art. If you're downtown, you...Read More

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