Brigham Young University presents its world-famous touring ensembles at the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City. Winterfest is BYU’s winter performance series in Salt Lake City. From February 2 through March 16, 2024, performing groups from BYU will entertain audiences at the Conference Center Theater.
Age for Admittance (2+)
Children over two years of age and adults will be admitted to BYU Winterfest events.
Cameras, Audio, and Video Recorders
Large cameras with detachable lenses are not permitted. Photographs and personal recordings are not permitted during BYU Winterfest performances unless permission is granted to the audience via public announcement at the event.
The Conference Center lobby will open 60 minutes before Winterfest performances, and seating will open to ticketholders at least 30 minutes in advance of the performance.
Noteworthy and Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s renowned a cappella groups, combine harmony, humor, and remarkable vocal percussion into a thrilling showcase. With a wide range of vocal possibilities—and seeming impossibilities—these crowd-pleasers cover it all: rock, pop, country, jazz, hymns, and R&B. Each Noteworthy and Vocal Point member generates musical ability, creativity, and stage presence—a combination that adds up to skillful and spirited performances. Both groups appeared on NBC’s hit show The Sing-Off and continue to reach fans around the world. They are preparing for an international tour to Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia in the summer of 2024.
Celebrating the cultural heritage of the Americas and the Pacific Islands, Living Legends presents a vibrant concert of music, regalia, and dance. As they take the stage, talented performers of native descent share the rhythms and sounds of Polynesia, portray the strength and beauty of Native America, and reveal the energy and joy of Latin America. The authentic attire and choreography showcase stories of these cultures, both past and present, that remind all of us that we are truly the result of the love of thousands.
“Thank You for the Music” is a celebration of the great musical hits of radio, stage, and screen. The BYU Young Ambassadors present the songs by which we live our lives. The great songs of radio, TV, movies, and the Broadway stage have made us, in part, who we are. Presented in a fast-paced and tenderhearted musical escapade fit for the whole family, “Thank You for the Music” mixes a touch of the classics by ABBA, Whitney Houston, Journey, Wicked, and Hello Dolly, with a touch of the new from Dear Evan Hansen, Disney, and more.
“Oh, the Drama!” This family-friendly concert by Contemporary Dance Theatre celebrates emotional expression through contemporary modern dance. There is something to appeal to everyone’s dramatic side in this concert, including quiet and tender love duets, high-powered athleticism, complex movement that reveals the music contained in the body, and the tension of bands that stretch, twist, and rebound across the full stage in Alwin Nikolais’s seminal work Tensile Involvement. Join us for a night of beauty and fun!
The BYU Ballroom Dance Company is recognized both nationally and internationally as a treasured and unique university dance ensemble. Their new show, “Rhythm,” is a spectacular show that presents ballroom dance in a theatrical environment with a contemporary point of view. Its innovative choreography is compelling, engaging, and just plain fun! Audiences will be fascinated as couples dance a romantic waltz and will feel the energy as the company moves to the infectious rhythms of Latin America. Additional surprises throughout the performance make “Rhythm” a family-friendly show that should not be missed.
One of classical ballet’s beloved romances, The Sleeping Beauty, will be presented by BYU in March 2024. This timeless tale is brought to life by BYU Theatre Ballet and Theatre Ballet Studio Company, with stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score. This family-friendly adaptation is approximately one hour and will run without intermissions or pauses. The Sleeping Beauty is a must-see for any ballet enthusiast!
The International Folk Dance Ensemble will present “Journey: Reflections,” a 90-minute voyage of dance and music that explores the heartbeat of the world’s cultures. “Journey: Reflections” entertains with Irish hard shoes, American clogging, Ukrainian Hopak, Indian bhangra, and much more. Since 1964, the International Folk Dance Ensemble has represented the United States and American culture at folk dance festivals throughout the world.