Currently, the Performing Arts Coalition is made up of the six resident companies at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center — Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Plan-B Theatre Company, Pygmalion Productions, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and SB Dance.
In 1989, the Performing Arts Coalition (PAC) was created to define the need for a small performing arts center and to garner the public and private support necessary to create a true community facility. After years of dreaming, planning and hard work our collective efforts resulted in the grand opening of Phase I of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in 1996 and the full facility in 2001.
The Rose Wagner is a tribute to public-private partnership, a home for artists, a community gathering place and a catalyst for economic recovery in a once derelict area of downtown Salt Lake City. The vision of an affordable, accessible and sustainable facility to serve independent artists and smaller performing arts groups has been realized and is now the envy of visitors from larger metropolitan cities who wish they had a comparable center. Hosting more events than any other County arts building, the Rose is filled with performances, rehearsals, workshops, classes and symposiums that nurture artists and audiences of all ages.
While the original board of the Performing Arts Coalition completed its task, a new PAC made up of artists and users of the Rose continues to meet. Our new mission is to serve perf