This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy is now in its 36th year of entertaining over a half million patrons annually. When Utah’s COVID-19 recovery plan, Utah Leads Together, allowed for the opening of theaters, Hale Centre Theatre worked to implement a plan to promote the safety of both its patrons and team to keep artisans employed during this unprecedented time. CEO and co-founder, Mark Dietlein, is here with details.


Since reopening after our COVID-19 closure, over 300 local professional artisans and actors are thrilled to be back at work at Hale Center Theatre, creating memorable experiences for patrons as they laugh, clap and thrill in the magic of live theatre. When we surveyed our patrons, we found that 70% were ready to enjoy live theatre again.

Stringent safety precautions are in place for those attending, including wearing masks while in the theatre. We have implemented digital phone-friendly show programs, designed to minimize person-to-person contact in an easy-to-navigate format.

We invite everyone to attend our current shows – Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Million Dollar Quartet, including music by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis – as we fulfill our mission of “enriching lives through world-class theater.”


We recognize the Hale Center Theatre’s role as one that brings hope, relief and joy to Utahns. As they say, “the show must go on!” Learn more at I’m Derek Miller, with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.