About Pioneer Theatre Company
Pioneer Theatre Company offers a wide range of exceptional theatre exploring the breadth of the human experience — challenging the intellect, stirring emotions, igniting imaginations and encouraging conversation.
A Reputation for Quality
Salt Lake’s major regional theatre is located at the top of Broadway (300 South) and 1400 East. A fully professional theatre in-residence at the University of Utah, Pioneer Theatre Company produces a seven-play season, running from September through May. Each season includes a mixture of classics, large-scale musicals and contemporary dramas and comedies. Over the past ten years, it has developed a reputation for Broadway-quality productions and has mounted numerous Utah premieres and regional theatre premieres.
Notably, Pioneer Theatre Company was the first regional theatre in the country to earn the rights to produce Les Misérables, the closing musical of the 2006-2007 season. Running for a record 82 sold-out performances, Les Misérables cemented PTC’s reputation as a theatre capable of producing large-scale productions.
In fall 2022, Pioneer Theatre Company produced the Broadway-bound musical, Shucked. The world premiere was directed by three time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien and written by the Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of Robert Horn, Shane McAnally, and Brandy Clark. Mere days after the run concluded at PTC, the official Broadway run was announced for spring 2023. This marks the first-time (ever) that a Utah-based theatre served as an out-of-town tryout for a Broadway musical.
World Class Performances
Previously, Pioneer Theatre Company has performed major musicals such as The Producers, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Into the Woods, Cabaret and Ragtime, as well as classics and adaptations like Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Pride and Prejudice, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and The Grapes of Wrath. The theatre has also been the first in Utah to produce important works by contemporary playwrights such as August Wilson’s Fences, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, David Auburn’s Proof, Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter and David Hare’s The Vertical Hour.