2018 marks the Main Street Theatre’s ten-year anniversary. Before the theater was purchased by Tammy Ross in 2008, it had most recently featured a series of comedy clubs and improv groups. Ross and her family purchased the theater due to the historic character of the theater, and the potential she saw in the Main Street area.
The theater is widely known by theater goers and actors throughout the valley as being one of the only theaters that puts on un-edited productions. Ross is proud of this, as it gives Utah residents a variety of options in what kind of theater they attend.
The Main Street Theatre puts on between five to six shows a year including two children’s productions. A children’s production of The Little Mermaid just wrapped in November. Upcoming 2018 shows so far include Spelling Bee (January 11-20) and Spring Awakening (February 22- March 10).
Please visit Midvaletheatre.com or facebook.com/midvalemainstreettheatre for more information and show times.
Many longtime Midvale residents may remember the businesses that have occupied Main Street over the years, but few may recall how the streets got their names. While many roads around Main Street have changed course over the last 100 years, such as Holden Street, or even been renamed or eliminated, the Main Street area still has a few streets that have maintained the same course and their original name since Midvale was founded.
Holden Street which borders the Main Street area once followed a straight North to south course. Now as we know, Holden Street joins with 700 W to the north and becomes Holden Street again near Midvale City Hall. Smelter Street once ran from Main Street across Holden to the smelter offices, when the Midvale smelter was still in business. Today, Smelter Street runs from Holden to Main Street and offers visitors great access via car or foot. A similar story is shared by Depot Street. It has been suggested that Depot Street’s terminus was once the Midvale train depot. Today, Depot street ends at Holden Street as well.
While streets may seem like minor parts of a downtown area, if you look back far enough they too can tell a story of the past.
Midvale’s Main Street is the historic center of Midvale City, located in the heart of Salt Lake County, Utah.
Main Street has a long history of vibrant businesses, arts, and culture. In the next few years, a new wave of investment in Main Street will bring more people to live and work in the heart of our city.
This investment is intended to:
- attract private capital investment
- contribute to the tax base
- create jobs
- preserve historic Main Street buildings
- contribute to the economic vitality and prosperity of Midvale City
- generate jobs
- revitalize the Main Street business district
- increase housing quality and affordability
Join our community as we look forward to new and exciting things on Main Street in the heart of Midvale!