To enrich community by providing innovative experiences that entertain, educate and illuminate.
Park City Institute (formerly Park City Performing Arts Foundation) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class performances and innovative ideas to the community we serve. Founded in 1998, PCI introduces emerging artists, welcomes celebrated musicians, produces award winning theater and creates intimate opportunities for Park City to experience and engage with the world’s most creative, inspiring, thoughtful and provocative minds. We currently produce two seasons worth of programming - summer’s St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series and the fall/winter Main Stage series at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts – in addition to more intimate events such as our Curiosities Dinners, workshops and retreats.
As an intentionally lean organization committed to investing the majority of our annual budget directly into the talent we invite to our stages, PCI relies on the continued support of our sponsors, donors, members and patrons. Because of their generosity and shared belief that arts and culture are the backbone of any strong community, PCI is able to ensure equitable access to all its programming by way of free tickets for Park City’s underserved. PCI champions education by creating experiential classroom learning opportunities through which Park City School District students directly engage, collaborate and create with the speakers, musicians and performers we host.