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New Shakespeare Theatre
Cedar City, Utah

On 16 February 2012, the Utah Shakespeare Festival announced plans to build a $26.5 million Shakespeare theater on 200 West, between Center Street and College Avenue.  The new 900-seat theater will feature amenities missing from the current Adams Memorial Shakespearean Theatre, such as public restrooms and a backstage area.  A retractable roof will expand the season and allow for possible year-round usage.  The playhouse will allow for additional performances, which will draw an additional 30,000 patrons to Cedar City and increase the economic impact of the Festival by an estimated $8 million annually.

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The Walker Opera House on a 1884 Sanborn fire insurance map.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Date: 1884

Walker Opera House
36 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Walker Opera House was located on the south side of 200 South Street between Main and West Temple streets. The theater burned down in 1891.1

1. "THEATER IN UTAH", Ann W. Engar, Utah History Encyclopedia