When the sun goes down and the ski slopes empty out, head downtown and soak up the metropolitan culture and nightlife of this world-class city. Arts lovers will enjoy catching a performance at the Utah Symphony or watching an opera singer belt out the tunes at the Utah Opera . For a theatrical show, catch a family-friendly performance at the Hale Center Theatre or the Pioneer Theatre Company , the professional theatre in residence at University of Utah. Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) is another local favorite for their irreverence and parody.
Dance aficionados can watch ballerinas perform at Ballet West or take in a contemporary dance performance by the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company . The Utah Repertory Theater Company is a nonprofit semiprofessional dance group that captivate crowds. Art lovers will also enjoy taking in the variety of galleries in the city as well as its many museums .