AMS congratulates our friends and colleagues in Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County on the recent naming of their new downtown theater project. The performing arts venue, now under construction, will be called the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, thanks to a $15 million donation from the Eccles Foundation. The center, expected to open in Fall 2016, will host touring Broadway, popular entertainment and community events in a 2,500 seat theater, a black box studio, winter garden, and public plaza.
AMS has been an important partner in many aspects of the city and county’s cultural animation:
- We helped develop the Salt Lake County Arts Facilities master plan and funding request evaluation process.
- We provided initial market and business planning for the Utah Performing Arts Center, now called the Eccles Theater.
- We supported Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County in developing a dedicated funding source for promoting the arts downtown, called The Cultural Core.
- And, since 2012, we’ve worked with Salt Lake County and their Center for the Fine Arts division to build organizational capacity to operate the new center, along with Abravenal Hall, Capitol Theater / Ballet West Center, Rose Wagner Theater Center, and ArtTix.
We’re deeply honored to be part of the extraordinary team of civic leaders and cultural professionals infusing new life into the city and county.