While Zion National Park itself offers all of the excitement and adventure you could probably wish for, Southern Utah offers several cultural events and venues to provide a more complete experience. Below a few are highlighted, with corresponding links provided for more information.
O.C. Tanner Amphitheater
There is no need for Springdale visitors to drive very far for cultural events in the summer months. Springdale is home to a stunning 2000 seat amphitheater surrounded by the cliffs of Zion National Park, with live concerts from May-August.
Location: Springdale, Utah 84767
OC Tanner Amphitheater
Tuacahn Amphitheater & Center for the Arts is a “Broadway in the Desert” destination for world-class shows and concerts, rapidly gaining worldwide fame. Derived from an ancient word meaning “Canyon of the Gods”, Tuacahn is truly a remarkable place. Built beneath 1500-foot red rock cliffs, the center inspires its visitors through the performing arts as well as its natural beauty.
During the warm months of the year, Tuacahn features Utah’s most talented actors, young and old, in some of the most spectacular productions. The outdoor setting is unforgettable. Other shows, concerts, and events are also offered year-round. A live Christmas Nativity is a prominent attraction during the holiday season. Tuacahn is also home to a Performing Arts high school. For more information on current shows, dates, etc., visit the link below.
Location: 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, Utah 84738
(48 miles west of Zion National Park, near St. George)
Utah Shakespeare Festival
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is world-renowned as one of the best professional theaters in the nation. The Festival received the Tony Award in 2000 for Outstanding Regional Theater. Offering Shakespeare and contemporary productions, the “Greenshow”, seminars, and backstage tours, this excursion is sure to please.
Location: 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
(44 miles north of Zion National Park)