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World-class theatre at the U

Did you know that you can experience some the best theatre the nation has to offer—right here on campus? For more than 60 years, Pioneer Theatre Company (located at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre) has presented premier productions featuring artists direct from Broadway and national tours.

Patrons call PTC “the best theatre in the Salt Lake Valley” and “top notch; filled with fantastic talent!” If you haven’t yet experienced a PTC production, you aren’t only missing out on world class live theatre, but also an incredible benefit of working on campus.  And with special pricing available exclusively to the University community, now is the perfect time to join Pioneer Theatre Company in its continued journey back to live theatre and human connection.

With an array of world and Utah premieres, PTC’s 22/23 season is filled with plays and musicals you won’t see anywhere else in Utah. Opening the season from September 16 through October 1 is an exciting adaptation of Scapin by Molière. Expect the unexpected in PTC’s production of a play already infamous for its intrigue and wit.

From October 28 through November 12, PTC will be home to the world premiere of a Broadway-bound musical, Shucked. With direction by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray), music and lyrics by country music stars Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, and a book by Tony Award winner Robert Horn (Tootsie), Shucked is sure to be the theatre event of the year.

Celebrate the holiday season with A Christmas Story, The Musical, based on the beloved 1983 film, from December 9 through 24. The acclaimed stage adaptation features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen) and was nominated for three Tony Awards.

And this is only the first half of the season! Check out for details about PTC’s full lineup of world and Utah premieres. Find out for yourself why Pioneer Theatre Company is the best theatre experience in Salt Lake City.

Ticketing & discounts

PTC is proud to extend special ticket pricing to the University community, including a 35 & Under Subscription that offers all 7 plays of the season at a 50% discount for those 35 or younger at the time of purchase. Due to popular demand, a 10% single ticket discount is also now available to faculty and staff! Senior and military discounts are also available.

University students are eligible for free preview tickets, half off Monday-Thursday, as well as a free student rush. Students can learn more about these offers at

For more information about season subscriptions or University community discounts, contact Pioneer Theatre Company’s Box Office at, call 801-581-6961, or visit the outside will call window in person at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre on campus.