Utah Performing Arts Center
The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater


FDA was hired by GTS Development for Salt Lake County to conduct a feasibility study and develop a program for the Utah Performing Arts Center. FDA worked closely with GTS and the County to plan and implement an architectural selection process, which led to the selection of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. FDA continued on the project, collaborating with Pelli Clarke Pelli, HKS Architects, and acoustical consultant Jaffe Holden. The Eccles Theater presents touring Broadway productions, nationally prominent family shows, and music and comedy acts. These shows arrive in Salt Lake City much sooner with the new venue, making Broadway more available to all Utahns. The theater also serves as an additional venue for local arts organizations, including Ballet West and Utah Opera. The design of the Utah Performing Arts Center captures the spirit of its place — weaving the theater into downtown Salt Lake City, making connections to recent developments and serving as a catalyst for additional economic growth — a world-class theatre that reflects its surroundings.

  • Client: City of Salt Lake
  • Project Category: Broadway and Touring
  • Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
  • Arch. of Record: HKS Architects
  • Completion Year: 2016
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Acoustician: Jaffe Holden
  • Capacity: 2,500 seats

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