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Our History

Every remarkable achievement begins with a simple idea. Hale Centre Theatre is no exception. Like a well-written play, its story has plot twists, character complexities and challenges as the conflicts work their way to resolution and something, not thought possible, is accomplished.
 
It begins with the marriage of Nathan and Ruth Hale in 1933. Together they successfully wrote, directed, produced and starred in community theatre in the Salt Lake area. By 1945, the young Granger, Utah couple heard the glitz of 1940s Hollywood calling Nathan, who wanted to try his hand as a movie star. After several ups and downs in his attempt to break into the challenging film industry, the couple turned their focus to a new idea - Nathan could play any role he desired if they started their own theatre. In 1947, the couple opened the doors of Glendale Centre Theatre in Glendale, California, to just six patrons. Their theatre now is one of the longest continuously running center stage theatres in America and performs to thousands of patrons each year.
 

 

The Theatre

Hale Centre Theatre boasts extraordinaty amentities for our performers, technicians, and guests:

• Seating for 910 in our Young Living Centre Stage
• 467-seat Sorensen Legacy Jewel Box Stage for more intimate productions
• Luxurious lobby and gathering rooms
• State-of-the-art audio and visual technologies
• Innovative stage, lighting, lift, and water effects
• Incredible experiential effects

 

 

Community Outreach

Hale Centre Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with specific community-minded activities including:

• 11,000+ outreach tickets given each year to non-profit organizations, military families, youth at risk, scouts, seniors, students and more
• The HCT Applauds program honors other non-profits who make a local impact
• Season tickets are donated to KSL's Teacher Feature each year
• Creative community relations campaigns tie into productions and encourage patrons to contribute to various causes and charities


 

Board of Trustees


Beyond the 300+ local performers and technicians who participate in
our professional environment, HCT also supports the arts in other ways.