The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts (The Beverley) will incorporate visual arts, live theatre, and dynamic arts education on the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City, UT and will dramatically enrich the cultural life of Cedar City and its surrounding region. The Center will be a year-round destination for thousands of visitors. The Beverley at the corner of University and 300 West.
The Beverley is currently under construction with completion planned for summer of 2016. The Grand Opening will be July 7, with details to follow in the Spring.
The Beverley will include:
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new outdoor theatre – The Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre (#3 on the site map)
The new outdoor Shakespeare theatre will still have the same intimate actor/audience relationship and will feel very similar to the now retired Adams Theatre. The space has updated amenities and modern accessibilities, including an elevator and increased ADA seating.
The Festival’s Artistic and Production Facility (#s 4 ,5, 6 on the site map)
The Artistic and Production Facility will include a rehearsal space, costume shop, and administration offices.
The Festival’s Eileen and Alan Anes Studio Theatre (#7 on the site map)
The Studio Theatre will be a flexible, black box space that can seat roughly 200 people.
The Festival’s Randall L. Jones Theatre (#1 on the site map)
Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) (#2 on the site map)
A large-covered plaza welcomes patrons to SUMA, a state-of-the-art museum, which will feature approximately 5,300 square feet of exhibition space composed of four galleries.
The Beverley will offer many large, public gathering spaces, which will be ideal for receptions and special events. The Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre will have a covered terrace on the lower level of the theatre and a rooftop garden on the back deck of the second level. SUMA will also have a sizable, covered patio in front of its entrance.
Landscaping for the Center will include a sculpture grove, tree lined walkway, a Greenshow stage and enhanced seminar grove.
The Center will be completed by the summer of 2016. The Festival will open its 2016 season in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre.