In Pictures: An inside look at the Eccles Theater

The Eccles Theater is still a year away from completion, but the impact of the theater on the downtown area can already be felt.  The theater provides multiple access points to Main and Regent Streets, and three-floors of glass walls that open up to Main Street and the downtown skyline.  The Eccles theater includes a 2,500-seat main hall, a third-floor terrace, patron and VIP lounge areas, black box theater, rehearsal space and several public gathering spaces.

Construction on the Eccles Theater and the adjacent 111 Main, will be completed late summer of 2016.  The theater will share a lobby with the 24-story, 111 Main office tower.  The theater will have a soft opening early fall of 2016, with the first show expected November of next year.

The 111 Tower as seen from the ground floor of the Eccles Theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The 111 Tower as seen from the second floor of the Eccles Theater. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
This space will be a lounge room named after the Larry H. Miller family.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The shared lobby for the Eccles Theater and 111 Main.  The steel on this level is temporary and will be replaced by full glass. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The lobby of the Eccles Theater.   Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The lobby of the Eccles Theater. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The second and third floor balconies facing the main lobby.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The second and third floor balconies facing the main lobby. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The galleria public walkway.  The corridor will be open to the public and connects Main Street to Regent Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The galleria, public walkway. The corridor will be open to the public and connects Main Street to Regent Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Main Street entrance to the galleria, public walkway.  The corridor will be open to the public and connects Main Street to Regent Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Main Street entrance to the galleria, public walkway. The corridor will be open to the public and connects Main Street to Regent Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The main theater as seen from the first floor.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The main theater as seen from the first floor. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north side of the main theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The north side of the main stage. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The main stage area of the theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The main stage area of the theater. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south side of the main stage.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south side of the main stage. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The balcony seating in the main theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The balcony seating in the main theater. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The 111 Main tower as seen from main stage area.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The 111 Main tower as seen from main stage area. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The galleria walk and the second-floor patron's lounge.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The galleria walk and the second-floor patron’s lounge. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The second-floor patron's lounge.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The second-floor patron’s lounge. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
View of Main Street from the second floor of the Eccles Theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
View of Main Street from the second floor of the Eccles Theater. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
View of Main Street from the second floor of the Eccles Theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
View of Main Street from the second floor of the Eccles Theater. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The 111 Main tower as seen from the third floor of the Eccles Theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The 111 Main tower as seen from the third floor of the Eccles Theater. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The lobby of the Eccles Theater as seen from the third floor.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The lobby of the Eccles Theater as seen from the third floor. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
View of downtown from the third-floor terrace.  The terrace will be open to the public and available for events.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
View of downtown from the third-floor terrace. The terrace will be open to the public and available for events. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
View of downtown from the third-floor terrace.  The terrace will be open to the public and available for events.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
View of downtown from the third-floor terrace. The terrace will be open to the public and available for events. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The third-floor terrace of the Eccles Theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The third-floor terrace of the Eccles Theater.  The terrace will have skylights.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking Structure.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking Structure. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater and 111 Main as seen from the Regent Street Parking Structure.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater and 111 Main as seen from the Regent Street Parking Structure. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Regent Street entrance to the Eccles Theater.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Regent Street entrance to the Eccles Theater. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater as seen from Main Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater as seen from Main Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater as seen from Main Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater as seen from Main Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater and 111 Main as seen from Main Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater and 111 Main as seen from Main Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Isaac Riddle

Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.