We are building a new Hale theater and moving to the doTerra campus in Pleasant Grove!
After 32 years of entertaining Utah families, the Hale Center Theater Orem has found a new home on the campus of doTERRA in Pleasant Grove, Utah. In collaboration with the Cook Center for Human Connection and the City of Pleasant Grove, doTERRA has donated $5 million and provided the land that will allow the theater to begin construction of its new performing arts facility. As part of the relocation to Pleasant Grove, the Hale Center Theater Orem will be formally renamed “The Ruth and Nathan Hale Theater” and less formally known as “The Ruth,” in honor of the founders.
We will break ground in late 2022, and plan to open our 2024 Season in the new theater. We could not be more excited!
We can’t wait to tell you more about “The Ruth” and how we designed its interior. The new theater will feature two stages. The main proscenium thrust theater will seat approximately 670 patrons, and have the option of being a complete theater-in-the round. The second smaller flex theater will have configurable seating options, allowing for ultimate creativity. It will seat around 250, depending on the configuration.
Of course, plenty of restrooms and more legroom are very important, and have been designed into the space, but the greatest attention has gone to keeping an intimate feel to the larger space. It is essential that we keep the feel of the theater as intimate as possible, to retain the charm that patrons have come to love, albeit in a more comfortable space.
The theater facility will completely house the Hale Academy for the Performing Arts, which is the education division of the Hale Foundation. The Education Wing will house multiple classrooms and vocal studios, as well as a dedicated Recital Hall for students to showcase what they have learned. Youth productions will be presented in the smaller flex space theater.
A large event space as well as an intimate VIP lounge will give opportunities to businesses and groups to have pre-show dinners right at the theater.
A special thanks to Joe Smith and Team at Method Studio for their hard work on the conceptual plans and renderings.
More information will follow as it becomes available.
Read the press release here.
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