CenterPoint Legacy Theatre has easy access from I-15 and is a beautiful state-of-the-art facility. They also offer a black box theatre and children’s acting classes.
The mission of the Davis Arts Council (DAC) is to “strengthen and enrich our community through the power of the arts.”
The heart of our mission rests on a starry summer night at the Kenley Amphitheater, which we consider to be the “front Porch” of Layton City and northern Davis County. Each summer, DAC’s “Summer Nights with the Stars” season of music, theatre, and dance brings an eclectic mix of local, national, and international performers right to the “front porch” of Layton City and northern Davis County. Performances have included the incredible talent of Chicago, Olivia Newton-John, Foreigner, The Beach Boys, Judy Collins, Huey Lewis & The News, Three Dog Night, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and so many more.
As accessibility is a key component to fulfilling our mission, DAC presents many free programs and services as well, including our “Free Sunday Night Concert Series” at the Kenley Amphitheater; Active Stages: Arts in Education, seen by over 10,000 Davis County Students annually; “ Snow Horse Visual Arts Gallery,” a partnership with the Davis Conference Center; and the “Davis Arts Chamber Music Series”. We then conclude our programmatic year with a holiday celebration of music we like to call “DAC the Halls.”
The Davis Arts Council’s vision is to be an exemplary community arts organization recognized for presenting the highest-quality artistic programs that are accessible year-round to our entire community.
A live theater company, with a cause to give back to local families battling cancer. This theater holds approx. 150 guests, so it’s small in size but big in spirit. Go watch a show that is entertaining and meaningful. Actresses and actors are passionate volunteers.
Here the founder’s story:
On the night of January 1 of 2014 I had an emergency surgery that lead me to finding out that I had stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. And as a result I had to undergo 6 months of Chemotherapy. (This is my 3rd time battling this disease…) I would receive a treatment every Friday for a total of 18 chemo treatments. I lost my health, my hair, and especially my energy… but not my spirit! During those difficult times and especially the sleepless nights, I would think of the many kids that I have taught throughout the years, and all the joy that music and the performing arts has brought to me. The only thing that would save me from myself would be listening to music or going and seeing a musical production of some kind! At nights I would take out my little notebook that I would keep by my bedside and write down those thoughts as they would come. And as a result I came up with my new adventure that I am ready to embark upon today!
After being told that my cancer is in remission and that I am as of today cancer free, I am ready to live out my dream and start my new adventure! ShowStopper Productions & ShowStopper Academy has a new home that I have created to involve not just me and my students …but the whole community and hopefully many, many more! Introducing… the “Hopebox Theater!” I came up with this idea in the middle of the night during one of my hardest treatments. It’s a theater in which gives back to those who are struggling, dealing with or a survivor of Cancer or other life threatening ailments! This is a place where creativity, vision, talents combined with love and support can give back to all those who need some new” Hope” in their lives. I want to be able to help those like myself find joy and hope through the performing arts as I have. So I decided to put both of my experience together and create a “Hope Box Foundation” where family, friends, and community can come together to help and lift ones spirit! The Hope Box Theater can give hope to you, your family, a complete stranger but especially someone you love!” – Jan T. Williams
High Schools in the Davis School District offer very professional live theater at reasonable prices. Check the web site for fall and spring performances.
Layton’s ONLY live Theatre.
OPPA! exists to educate, entertain, and inspire children, adults and audiences with theatrical productions that range from musicals, plays, and new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning; and we celebrate the power of theatre to bring together our community.
For more information please visit our website at http://www.onpitchperformingarts.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
In 1995, the Davis Arts Council partnered with Layton City, corporate sponsors, and private donors to build the Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater.
Since that time Davis Arts Council has proudly packed it each summer with some of the greatest talents of our time: Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, and Olivia Newton John to name only a few.
We also feature dozens of local performers yearly and are proud to showcase the wealth of talent Utah has to offer.
The Kenley is right in the heart of Layton Park and can hold 1800 people at capacity. In addition to the serene landscaping and view of the mountains, you’ll also often see a flock of geese fly over. We like to think of the Kenley as one of the many gems of Layton.
If you’re interested in renting the amphitheater, contact Layton City Parks and Recreation at (801) 336-3900.