Salt Lake City

New Performing Arts Center Design to be Unveiled


April 15, 2013
Contact: Art Raymond

New Performing Arts Center Design to be Unveiled

SALT LAKE CITY – On Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gallivan Hall at Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, along with members of the City and County councils, will be presented with design concepts for the New Performing Arts Center by Cesar Pelli and Mitch Hirsch of the internationally acclaimed architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli.

Pelli and Hirsch will present architectural renderings of the Main Street and Regent Street views of the building as well as a 4’ x 4’, 1/16 scale model of the theater as it is proposed to be situated on Block 70 in downtown Salt Lake City. The model will assist in demonstrating proposed locations for key elements of the project including the black box, mid-block walkway, winter garden and plaza.

The New Performing Arts Center is a proposed 2,500-seat, state-of-the-art theater located on Salt Lake City’s Main Street, between 100 and 200 South. The theater helps fulfill community leaders' long-time vision for a lively capital city that is rich in the arts. The Center will attract premier arts presentations and experiences, expand cultural offerings and serve as an economic catalyst to Salt Lake City, the state and the region.

A media-only preview will precede the press event at 11 a.m.

EVENT:        New Performing Arts Center Design Unveiling

WHO:        Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker
                 Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams
                 Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County Council Members
                 Pelli Clarke Pelli Senior Principal Cesar Pelli
                 Pelli Clarke Pelli Principal Mitch Hirsch

WHERE:    Gallivan Center
                 Gallivan Hall (second floor)
                 239 S. Main Street

WHEN:     Wednesday, April 17
                11 a.m.    Media-only preview
                11:30 a.m.    Design Unveiling