The Utah Shakespeare Festival is a superb theatre company located in Cedar City. In 2000, the festival received a Tony Award for America's Outstanding Regional Theatre for its exceptional productions of Shakespearean theater and other classic shows, such as Sherlock Holmes and Jane Austen productions. Founded in 1961, the Festival includes events besides show production, including repertory shows, and literary and production seminars. In addition, it provides classes in acting and theater that allow participants to delve deeper into the world of acting themselves. As a result, the festival provides as much of an educational experience as it does an entertainment experience.
The outdoors beckon any resident or visitor to Cedar City. The city's incredible outdoor offerings include multiple walking trails that provide visitors with beautiful views and a safe way to enjoy the views that the area offers. The trails vary in length from 3/4 of a mile to more than 3 miles and offer amenities, such as drinking fountains, benches, and picnic tables. Each trail runs along or near paved roads and, therefore, provides a relatively smooth and easy path. As a result, anyone regardless of normal activity level can use these trails to get some exercise among the area's unforgettable surroundings.
Orchestra of Southern
Music is alive and well in Cedar City. The Orchestra of Southern Utah continues the tradition of music and dance that the Mormon pioneers embraced so deeply. The orchestra consists of professionals and amateur performers who work together to provide a number of memorable musical performances every year, including a performance of Handel’s Messiah and a Children's Jubilee. Each classic or popular concert provides audiences with an entrance into the mesmerizing world of beautiful music. Concerts take place at the Heritage Concert Center, where music lovers can gather to enjoy the talent of this diverse orchestra.