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Eccles Main Stage Ticket Prices Drop To $29.00

Park City Institute

The Park City Performing Arts Institute has announced an across the board cut in ticket prices dropping all seats to $29-dollars on all but two shows at the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Center Main Stage season. Dropping ticket prices is part of a strategy to address the financial stress the organization is enduring and intended to keep the doors open for future performances.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Executive Director, Teri Orr said she knows there is the possibility that some regular members who have paid top dollar for their up-front seat, may feel angry.

“And we hope they will be understanding about that and we can offer them tickets to another show that maybe they were on the fence about getting.  So, we know that that’s the reality.” 

Orr said their sponsors have been supportive of the announcement to drop ticket prices.

"We have some really long time, terrific people involved with the organization. And they understand the arts are difficult and the arts in a small town are difficult.  I think we are still the only ski town that has a performing arts center in it.  There are other ski towns that have a hall where maybe 30 people can go hear a guy with a guitar, kind of thing. But, I think we are the only performing arts center."

The email announcing the $29-dollar ticket price stated Summit County School District Students will continue to pay $5-dollars and military, senior and youth pricing is available.

Orr states in the email that the competition for entertainment has never been greater and if the community wants the Performing Arts Institute to be in Park City long term, they’ll need to sell more tickets to 18/19 Eccles season.

“We have been here for 20 years and I hope the organization is here for another 20. This is a tricky time and it’s not exclusive to our organization. And it’s unfortunate for us that it comes on the heels of a summer that was completely upside down for us.”

“In terms of the summer, what about this summer? Or, you’re not even going to look that far?”

“I’ve been in conversations about next summer, since last summer and that’s why I say there are some opportunities and that’s why I say the future is bright. We need to get through now.”

Go to parkcityintitute.org for tickets. 

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