Closed and cancelled

By Emily Spacek

In an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus there has been a blitz of shutdowns both statewide and locally. Beginning at 11pm on Monday, restaurants and bars in Salt Lake County have halted all sit-down service, indoors and out. 

Yesterday, March 17, the Utah Department of Health issued a similar halt, excepting curbside take-out, drive-through food service and delivery. Where possible, online and telephonic credit card transactions are strongly encouraged. In the same decree, the state also issued a prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people, excepting grocery stores. The order will be evaluated on April 1.

CATALYST has compiled a list of current cancellations and postponements:

Public Spaces 

  • Centers 
    • All Salt Lake County senior centers: Until further notice.
    • All Salt Lake County recreation centers: Until further notice.
    • All Salt Lake County libraries: Through March 30 (Events cancelled through April 19).
    • Utah Pride Center: Through March 31.
    • Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter: Through April 8.
    • Ij and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center: Through March 30.
    • Salt Palace Convention Center: Until further notice.
    • Mountain America Expo Center: Until further notice.
  • Museums 
    • Natural History Museum: Through May 8th.
    • Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Through April
    • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art: Through March 27 (Public programming postponed through April 17).
    • Urban Arts Gallery: Until further notice.
    • The equestrian center: Until further notice.
    • The Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum: Until further notice.
    • The Clark Planetarium: Until further notice.
    • Red Butte Garden: Until further notice.
    • Hogle Zoo: Until further notice.
    • Dinosaur National Monument: Quarry Exhibit Hall and Quarry Visitor Center closed until further notice.
    • Utah State Parks: Will remain open, though some events are cancelled.
  • Concert venues, auditoriums and theatres
    • State Room and Commonwealth Room: Until further notice.
    • Abravanel Hall: Until further notice.
    • The Capitol Theatre: Until further notice.
    • The Eccles Theater: Until further notice.
    • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: Until further notice.
    • Harman Theatre: Until further notice.
    • Urban Lounge: Through March 31.
    • Repertory Dance Theatre: Through March 31.
    • Utah Film Center Events: Through April 19.
    • Broadway Center Cinemas and Tower Theatre: Through April 17.
    • Brewvies Cinema Pub: Until further notice.
    • Gore Auditorium and Westminster Events: Through March 27.
    • Kingsbury Hall: Until further notice.


  • The King’s English bookshop: Shortened hours and author events cancelled through March 31.
  • Most yoga studios: Through March 27.
  • Urban Indian Center weekly market: Until further notice.

Cancelled Events

    • Rio Grande Winter Market: March 21st cancelled, future dates to be evaluated.
    • Utah Symphony: All performances through March.
    • Utah Opera: All performances through March.
    • Salt Lake Acting Company: “Four Women Talking About the Man Under the Sheet” is postponed until May or June.
    • Hale Center Theatre: “Strictly Ballroom: The Musical” and “Bright Star” are postponed until March 31.
    • Plan-B Theatre: “The Audacity” is postponed to an unannounced date.
    • Repertory Dance Theatre: All dance classes through March 3. “Ring Around the Rose” is cancelled.
    • Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company: All public events through March 31.
    • Park City Institute: March 21 concert by T Bone Burnett at the Eccles Center Theatre is postponed.
    • Gem Faire: Cancelled.
  • The Division of Wildlife Resources: Swan viewing, mountain goat viewing and turkey hunting events are cancelled.


This list will be continually reevaluated.

This article was originally published on March 18, 2020.