doTERRA has donated $5 million and the land necessary to build a new performing arts facility on its campus. This new construction is part of the relocation of The Hale Center Theater Orem to Pleasant Grove, where it will be renamed The Ruth and Nathan Hale Theater, or “The Ruth” as it will be less formally known.
“The arts are a vital part of our community, and we can’t think of a better investment than to support a beloved fixture of Utah County and an organization that is committed to bringing people together through uplifting and quality entertainment,” said Gregory Cook, doTERRA founding executive and Chairman of the Board. “We appreciate the vision of the Hale family and the cooperation of the city of Pleasant Grove who worked together to make this new theater a reality. We can’t wait for this beautiful addition to our campus and to Pleasant Grove.”
This new building will offer an in-the-round theater setting that nearly doubles the capacity of the previous building, and a second performing space with flexible seating for smaller productions.
“We are so grateful to doTERRA and the city of Pleasant Grove for the opportunity to grow our theater and expand our educational programs,” said Cody Swenson, Executive Director and co-founder of the Hale Center Foundation for the Arts and Education. “We’ve been blessed to call Orem home and are glad to know we won’t be moving far. We extend our warm appreciation to the city of Orem and its many leaders and community who have supported our theater for more than three decades. Thank you to those who have donated to this project and helped us get to this point in our journey. We welcome the continued support of individuals and organizations interested in contributing to the new theater.”
Construction will begin this summer with expected completion in early 2024.