Salt Lake City Home to Great Entertainment

Joel Carson

Joel Carson

by Joel Carson
President/Principal Broker
Utah Real Estate
SLBR 2012 ‘Salesperson of the Year’

Capitol Theatre

Photo by Donna M. Brown/Your Content Queen


Salt Lake City is home to some amazing entertainment venues. Whether you’re into music, art, theater, education or sports, you will find the finest quality events along the Wasatch Front.

If you’re shopping for Salt Lake City homes for sale, take time to get familiar with the event venues surrounding the neighborhoods in which you want to buy. No matter where you are in the Salt Lake and Utah valleys, you’re not far from a world-class venue.

Today I’d like to tell you about three such venues owned and operated by the Center for the Arts, a division of Salt Lake County. The three venues are:

  • Abravanel Hall
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Abravanel Hall
123 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 323-6800

Located in the heart of Salt Lake County, Abravanel Hall is known for brilliant acoustics, a grand lobby and a spectacular view of the sprawling city below it (among many other things). This is the Salt Lake City home of the Utah Symphony.

If you are looking for a classic experience in cultural enrichment, Abravanel Hall is definitely the place to be. Owned by the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts, this beautiful location features concerts, lectures and films. It has a seating capacity of 2,768 and is only 15 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport.

Capitol Theater
50 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Capital Theatre is undergoing a renovation and is expected to reopen in December. I assure you, it will be worth the wait. This theatre is an historic landmark in Salt Lake City. It was built in 1913 and is an integral piece of our downtown history. Its rare architectural elegance makes it the perfect Salt Lake City home for Ballet West, the Utah Opera, the Children’s Dance Theatre, and Broadway Across America – Utah.

With a seating capacity of 1,876, this richly decorated building hosts concerts, dance, plays, lectures and films. It is also located just 15 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport and is easily accessed via I-15.

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W. Broadway (300 South)
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101

The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center is a versatile performance venue. It features three theaters, permanent art installations, and a rotating art gallery.

Salt Lake County is particularly proud of this venue which includes the Jeanne Wagner Theater (Je-Nay), the Leona Wagner Black Box Theater, and the Studio Theater.

This center, conceived by the Performing Arts Coalition, came to fruition due to a need for rehearsal space for tenants at the Capitol Theatre. The Coalition also recognized a need for affordable space to meet the growing demands of multiple performing arts companies.

The performances in these grand Salt Lake City theatres will delight you, but the venues themselves are worth a visit!

For a schedule of upcoming performances, or to purchase tickets visit

People shopping for Salt Lake City homes for sale often appreciate the culturally-rich city and all its finest artists have to offer. If you’re shopping for a home, please take time to visit our website at where you can browse detailed listings with maps and photographs 24/7.

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