Salt Lake City

Public input requested on resolutions related to operation, ownership of new Performing Arts Center



Feb 25, 2013
Contact: Dan Weist, Communications Director


Public input requested on resolutions related to operation,

ownership of new Performing Arts Center


The Salt Lake City Council is requesting public input on two resolutions related to the operation and ownership of the new Performing Arts Center. A public hearing on the two resolutions has been scheduled for March 5 at 7 p.m. in the City & County Building, 451 South State Street, room 315.

The resolutions would help create a three-way partnership between Salt Lake County, the City, and the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, and would create a new interlocal entity (with representatives from the City and County) to manage the facility called the Utah Performing Arts Center Agency (UPACA). 

The public is being asked to comment on the creation of an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement that defines the roles and responsibilities of the partners and the new entity in owning and operating the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The proposed agreement is available here in attachments 3 & 4:

The Performing Arts Center will be a 2,500-seat, state-of-the-art theater located in the heart of Utah's Capital City at the 100 South block of Main Street. The performance venue, due to begin initial phases of construction by the end of the year,  helps to fulfill community leaders' longtime vision for a vibrant city – rich in the arts – that belongs to all of Utah.

The proposal before the Council would make the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts the PAC operator. The Center for the Arts is currently the primary non-profit operator of the existing cultural venues in downtown Salt Lake City, including the Capitol Theatre, Rose Wagner Theatre and Abravanel Hall. 


More information is available here:

Ways to provide comments to the City Council:

  • Attend the public hearing
  • Email:
  • Write: Salt Lake City Council
    451 S. State Street, Room 304
    P.O. Box 145476
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5476
  • Phone: (801) 535-7600
  • Fax: (801) 535-7651
  • 24- Hr. Comment Line: (801) 535-7654