In Pictures: Performing Arts Center on track for early 2016 debut

Renderings of the Eccles Theater and 111 Main Tower.
Renderings of the Eccles Theater and 111 Main Tower.

Construction of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater appears to be very much on schedule.   The theater is expected to be completed in a year from now and open to the public by spring 2016.  The theater will include a 2,500 seat Main Hall and smaller black box theater and rehearsal space.  A lobby will be shared with the adjacent, and also under-construction, 111 Main Office Tower.  The tower will be 24-stories tall and will be one of Salt Lake’s tallest when finished.

The project will include an enhanced pedestrian experience through mid-block improvements along Regent Street and Orpheum Avenue (a mid-block street connecting Regent and State Streets) and the creation of a pedestrian walk-way connecting Main Street to Regent Street just south of Neumont University.

The 111 Main Tower and the Eccles theater as seen from the corner of 100 South and Main Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The 111 Main Tower and the Eccles theater as seen from the corner of 100 South and 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 with Nuemont University to the south as seen from Main Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles theater with Nuemont University to the south as seen from Main Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Site of the future pedestrian walk-way that will connect Main Street and Regent Street.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Site of the future pedestrian walk-way that will connect Main Street and Regent Street. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater and the 111 Main Tower as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater and the 111 Main Tower as seen from the Regent Street Parking. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater and the 111 Main Tower as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater, with Regent Street to the right, as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Site of the future pedestrian walk-way that will connect Main Street and Regent Street, with Neumont University to the right.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Site of the future pedestrian walk-way that will connect Main Street and Regent Street, with Neumont University to the right. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south portion Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Eccles Theater and Neumont University as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater and the 111 Main Tower as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater and the 111 Main Tower as seen from the Regent Street Parking. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
South side of the Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
North side of the Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southern portion of the Eccles Theater as seen from the Regent Street Parking. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater and 111 Main Tower as seen from the Regent Street .  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Eccles Theater and 111 Main Tower as seen from the Regent 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.