Several Broadway touring productions, three professional dance companies, one of the nation's most exceptional ballet companies, numerous museums and art galleries, and a world-renowned choir make up the excellent menu of cultural and performing arts in Salt Lake City. And it all takes place downtown, within a brief light rail ride or walking distance of Little America.
For the most current information on Salt Lake City's art scene or for tickets and show times, call our concierge at 801-596-5799.
Museums and Galleries
Find the Intermountain West's most extensive collection of world art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus. The Salt Lake Art Center showcases a changing array of contemporary works, while numerous eclectic small galleries offer a mix of media and expressions.
- Utah Museum of Contemporary Art →
- Utah Museum of Fine Arts →
- Natural History Museum of Utah →
- The Leonardo →
- Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum →
- Clark Planetarium →
- Family History Library →
The 2,800 seat Abravanel Hall—acclaimed as one of the world's great concert halls—houses Utah Symphony and Utah Opera, which has been performing since 1940. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is equally well-known and can be heard at no cost every Thursday evening and Sunday morning.
- Utah Symphony →
- Utah Opera →
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir →
- Intermezzo Concert Series →
- The Depot →
- The State Room →
The internationally acclaimed Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and The Repertory Dance Theatre regularly present works of distinguished modern dance choreographers, as well as original works from emerging choreographers. The art of classical dance is also alive and well in Salt Lake: Ballet West is the sixth-largest ballet company in the country and attracts professional dancers from all over the world.
Theater and Film
Hale Center Theatre performs first-class musicals and comedies that are fun for the entire family. The Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, and Plan-B Theatre Company have developed reputations for excellent, thought-provoking productions. Kingsbury Hall and The Capitol Theatre are the stages of choice for Broadway and Off-Broadway traveling productions (at a fraction of Broadway ticket prices!). Utah is also home to the world-famous Sundance Film Festival.