The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center is Salt Lake County’s most versatile performance venues. With its three theatres (Jeanné Wagner Theatre, Black Box Theatre, Studio Theatre) permanent art installations, and rotating art gallery, The Rose is a vital hub for Salt Lake’s emerging and established artists and performing arts companies.
The Capitol Theatre is one of Salt Lake County’s most beloved buildings. A landmark in downtown Salt Lake since 1913, a newspaper reporter at the time described the building as “rich and restful, without vulgar or gaudy display.” Vaudevillians, silent movies, and “talkies,” were the mainstay in the theatre for years.
Renovated and reopened in 1978 the Capitol Theatre is known today for its elegant turn-of-thecentury architecture and serves as the home for Ballet West, Utah Opera, Children’s Dance Theatre, and Broadway Across America -Utah.
The Capitol hosts a wide variety of events each season. Recent events include auditions for Fox Television’s So You Think You Can Dance; singers Sinead O’Conner and Jim Brickman; comedian Carlos Mencia; and the annual KUER Public Radio Silent Film night. Large scale productions at the Capitol include The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Miss Saigon.
The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Salt Lake County Center for the Arts
Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City
15 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport
Easy access from I-15
One block from the Salt Palace Convention Center
Full Complement of Lighting, Video and Audio Equipment
Google Street View–Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
As Utah’s premier venue for contemporary art, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is alive with activity: exhibitions, films, conversations with artists, community projects, a new Locals Only Gallery, live performances, a cafe, an art shop–and more!
In this cinéma vérité-style pseudo-documentary, a group of draft dodgers and counterculture youth are banished to the desert, where they are detained and made to play a bizarre game resembling capture the flag. Almost forty years later, Punishment Park resonates eerily with our contemporary political climate. Directed by Peter Watkins (1971), this film is rated “R” for violence and language. Rocky Anderson, former mayor of SLC and executive director of High Road for Human Rights, will conduct a post-film discussion.