Abravanel Hall is an architectural and artistic icon in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Built as the home of the Utah Symphony in 1979, the Hall is named for Maurice Abravanel, the long-time conductor of the Symphony and champion of classical music throughout Utah.
Abravanel Hall is renowned for its acoustical excellence. The performance space is actually a concrete building within a brick building, blocking out the din of the city and the lobby. Inside the performance hall, the white oak walls with distinctive raised paneling, allows the clear sounds of the Symphony to float throughout the Hall.
Abravanel Hall’s interiors are as stunning as the distinctive architecture, with its gold-leaf covered tiers, balconies, staircases and white oak wood paneling. The stunning four-story glass lobby boasts iconic city views of Temple Square and the Wasatch Range and is home to the Olympic Tower, a red blown-glass sculpture by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The performance hall is adorned with brass chandeliers decorated with 18,000 hand-strung Bohemian crystals, gold leafing framing the stage and decorating the balconies, and walls of white oak.
All That Glitters…
Is in fact gold, at least in Abravanel Hall! O.C. Tanner donated 12,000 square feet of 24-karat gold leaf that adorns the lobby stairs and tiers inside the auditorium. The hand-brushed gold leaf adds elegance to the building and the rich gold complements the white oak walls and brass railings.
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Abravanel Hall at a Glance
Abravanel Hall is located in downtown Salt Lake City and is part of the Salt Lake County Arts & Culture family of venues. The Hall is is primarily an acoustic music hall and is basically two buildings – a concrete building within a brick building. Abravanel Hall is used for classical music, pops concerts, lectures, films, and corporate gatherings. The venue is elegant, rich, and distinguished; clad with warm white oak wood walls, 24-karat gold leaf, brass accents, highlighted by a four-story glass wall facing downtown Salt Lake and the 30-foot high Olympic Tower, a red blown-glass sculpture by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The performance hall is highlighted by six brass and Bohemian crystal chandeliers.
Performance Rental Information
Auditorium – 2,768
Cast & Crew Accommodations
- One star dressing room
- Five private warm-up/dressing rooms
- Artist lounge with chorus room
- Assisted Listening Devices
- Coat check
- Merchandise counter
- Stage Measurements: 80′ wide x 39′ deep x 34′ high
- Permanent wood concert shell
- Blonde hardwood floor
Meeting and Reception Rental Information
Abravanel Hall Stage
Abravanel Hall Lobby
First Tier Room
No onsite caterer
For rental information at Maurice Abravanel Hall please contact Salt Lake County Arts & Culture events at 385-468-1030 or email@example.com.
Abravanel Hall Guest Services
Concessions are available before the show and at intermission in the lobby. Western Foods offers Coca-Cola products, gourmet candies and baked treats. Only bottled water is allowed in the auditorium, so please plan to enjoy your refreshments prior to entering the performance. They accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Card.
Elevators and escalators are available for your convenience.
Abravanel Hall is accessible to people with disabilities and offers wheelchair seating, curbside assistance, and assisted listening devices. If you have any requests or concerns regarding wheelchair and companion seating or need other accommodations, including listening devices, ASL interpreter services, or captioning services, please contact ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS (2787) or 1-888-451-ARTS (2787) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Patrons should Dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS).
Restrooms, including those with ADA accommodations are available on every level.
Coat check is available in the lobby near concessions. This service is available to all patrons for $1.00 per item (cash only).
Merchandise is available for most performances. Contact email@example.com for further information about specific performances.
Parking and Transportation
Parking is not available at Abravanel Hall. However, metered street parking and paid lots are available nearby.
In addition, TRAX stations and bus stops are conveniently located throughout downtown Salt Lake City to help make transportation easy. The TRAX stop nearest to Abravanel Hall is Temple Square Station.
Lost and Found
If you have misplaced an item at Abravanel Hall please contact lost and found at 385-468-1189 for assistance.