SALT LAKE COUNTY ARTS & CULTURE
Since its earliest days, Utah’s citizens have made arts and culture an integral part of our lives and our thriving community. That strong tradition and support of arts and culture continues today through Salt Lake County Arts & Culture.
Salt Lake County Arts & Culture supports the vibrant arts and culture community with our four world class performing arts venues, ArtTix ticketing services, and a robust Public Art program.
Venues & Services
ArtTix Ticketing Services
ArtTix is the authorized ticketing service for any event at the Eccles Theater, Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. By purchasing your tickets through ArtTix for events at these venues, you are assured that your tickets are valid, are being sold at the correct cost and can be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets purchased through a third party do not have that guarantee.
Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall is celebrated for its acoustical excellence and is an architectural icon in the City. The Hall is adorned with more than 12,000 square feet of hand-brushed 24‑karat gold leaf and its grand four-story lobby offers stunning views of the city. The newly redesigned public plaza and lobby complements the original architecture while modernizing the space. Abravanel Hall is also the home of the 27-foot-tall Olympic Tower statue by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre has been at the center of the Salt Lake arts community since 1913. Its rich architectural features and more than 100 years of exceptional theater, dance, opera, music, vaudeville and film performances have made the Capitol Theatre a treasured historic landmark. With recent renovations including improved seating, a remodeled lobby, and a newly installed orchestra pit, the Capitol Theatre building is now joined with the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre.
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater is Salt Lake City’s newest performing arts center. The state-of-the-art Eccles Theater features the 2,500-seat Delta Performance Hall, the Regent Street Black Box, event and rehearsal spaces, a 6-story grand lobby, and the McCarthey Plaza. The Eccles hosts national touring Broadway, concerts, comedy and other popular entertainment events, as well as innovative local performances and community events.
The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
The Rose is a vibrant, active hub for emerging and established artists and arts organizations in Salt Lake City. This versatile venue houses three theaters as well as rehearsal and creation spaces for a host of performing arts companies.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA)
Since its founding 1931, UMOCA has been a driving force for creating and nurturing the local art scene. Utah’s only contemporary art museum provides education and lectures to help local artists grow and succeed. The museum’s galleries showcase rotating exhibitions by local, national and international contemporary artists.
Salt Lake County Public Art Program
The Salt Lake County Public Art Program is an eclectic collection of nearly 600 pieces of art by Utah artists. Every artist represented has lived or worked in Utah and every visual art form is included – painting, sculpture, mosaic, photography, mixed media.
Each piece in the collection is on display to the public at County-owned facilities, including main Government County Buildings, County Libraries and Recreation Centers, Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Wheeler Farm, and other County owned facilities.
Arts & Culture Advisory Board
The mission of the Arts & Culture Advisory board is to advocate for the support of arts organizations and facilities within Salt Lake County. In addition to advising the County Mayor and County Council on the use of county-owned performing arts facilities, the CFA Advisory Board also advises on policies for the County Public Art program and collection, including yearly art acquisitions. The members of the CFA Advisory Board value the role of arts and culture within the growing Salt Lake Community and are stewards for arts education and access to arts for all residents of Salt Lake County.
CFA Advisory Board meetings are public meetings, and we welcome anyone to listen to audio recordings via the Utah Public Notice Website. To find meeting minutes and audio, use the dropdown menu at the top of the page to specify the government type as ‘county’, the entity as ‘Salt Lake County’ and the body as ‘Center for the Arts Board’.
Learn more about the local performing arts organizations who call our venues home.
Salt Lake County Arts & Culture Careers
Interested in a career with Salt Lake’s beloved performing arts centers Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater and the Rose Wagner? See our listing of current job openings.
Salt Lake County Arts Support Programs
Cultural Facilities Support Program
The Cultural Facilities Support Program encourages any qualified Salt Lake County-based arts group, cultural organization, or business to apply and be considered for possible County matching support for the construction, renovation, or study of an arts or cultural facility.
Zoo, Arts & Parks
The Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program uses a small portion of county tax revenue to fund art and cultural organizations in Salt Lake County. ZAP funds more than 160 arts and cultural organizations in the county.
Every year ZAP provides the following benefits to Salt Lake County:
– 8 million people receive FREE admission to an arts or cultural event
– Over 7.3 million participate in a ZAP organization activity
– Over 20,000 education events are produced by ZAP grantees