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 .