The walls are rising and the auditorium is coming together. Crews working on the new Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, opening in fall of 2020 next to Taylorsville City Hall, are making noticeable progress.
“It is exciting to see the project moving forward and all the activity and construction happening right outside our windows at City Hall," said Mayor Kristie Overson. "We are so lucky to have this beautiful Performing Arts Center coming to Taylorsville. We look forward to 2020 with eager anticipation."
The $39 million center brings new performance and rehearsal spaces to the mid-valley, fulfilling a long-held dream and well documented need for purpose-built arts spaces in this fast-growing section of the county.
The venue includes the 400-seat Mainstage Theater, 200-seat Studio 5400 Theater, a multi-use rehearsal room and support spaces, and professional theater services including ticketing, technical direction, event management and guest services. Two public art pieces and planned professional landscaping will finish the venue and give it a personality and sense of place.
The Taylorsville Arts Council also is eagerly anticipating moving into their new permanent home. For years, its members have been rehearsing and holding auditions in the City Council chambers at Taylorsville City Hall and performing at Taylorsville High School, the Taylorsville Senior Center and other locations. As part of an agreement with Salt Lake County, the city will receive 16 free dates to use for its shows and events. The Taylorsville Arts Council also will have a permanent storage area inside the new center for equipment and props.
Salt Lake County's Arts & Culture division will manage the facility and handle all event booking.
“It will be a home for both large and small local-arts organizations as well as national and regional shows,” Mayor Overson said. “We so look forward to rolling out the red carpet and welcoming everyone to Taylorsville.”