Deseret News – Looking for something to do? Visit these arts and entertainment venues in Salt Lake City


Utah leads the nation in performing arts attendance, and in turn, Salt Lake has a variety of venues made specifically for the propagation and enjoyment of arts, entertainment, talent and culture.

Are you in Salt Lake City and looking for something to do this weekend, or want to be inspired and entertained? Look no further.

The Salt Lake County Arts and Culture website glowingly claims that “since its earliest days, Utah’s citizens have made arts and culture an integral part of our lives and our thriving community.”

Ever since pioneers arrived in the area in the mid-1800s, they were putting on plays and building centers for the arts, including the Social Hall and the Salt Lake Theatre, according to the Deseret News.

“Utah territorial governor Brigham Young once said if he were stranded on a ‘cannibal island’ and challenged to bring civilization to the natives, he would build a theater,” according to a previous Deseret News article.

This integral part that the arts has played in Utah communities can be seen in a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts report and 2015 poll that indicated that Utah leads the nation in performing arts attendance.

And thanks to the effort of these early and modern Utah citizens, Salt Lake has venues for everyone.

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