Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Mar. 6

On this day (1862), the Salt Lake Theatre was dedicated under the direction of one-time actor, furniture maker, and prophet, Brigham Young. The theatre, which held 1,500 people, became the cultural gathering spot for generations of early settlers. Young called the building, "one of the privileges and blessings which an All-Wise Creator had placed within the reach of creatures to enjoy." It was razed from November 1928 to January 1929. https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/salt-lake-city/6-salt-lake-theatre-brighams-playhouse

Glen Nelson