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Complete Guide to Attending Music and the Spoken Word on Temple Square

Updated October 13, 2017


Where on Temple Square is the Tabernacle?

The Tabernacle, a landmark with its recognizable silver dome, is located to the west of the Salt Lake Temple and south of the North Visitors' Center. The Assembly Hall is south of the Tabernacle.

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Where on Temple Square is the Conference Center?

The Conference Center is located at 60 West North Temple Street on the north side of North Temple Street, across the street from the North Visitors' Center.

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How do I get to Temple Square?

Temple Square is located in downtown Salt Lake City. It is bordered by 200 North Street, West Temple Street, South Temple Street, and State Street. North Temple Street runs through Temple Square and separates the Conference Center from the other buildings on Temple Square.

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Temple Square can also be accessed by UTA’s TRAX Rail System. There are several stops on the Blue Line and Green Line near Temple Square.

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Where can I park my car near Temple Square?

Generally, the Conference Center Parking Lot, which is accessed on West Temple and North Temple Streets, is open to the public and free of charge on Sundays for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's broadcasts of Music and the Spoken Word. Please note that the Conference Center Parking Lot is not open to the public during general conference (first Sunday in April and October) or other major events (like the Choir's Christmas concert). Parking fills up quickly during Temple Square events and is not guaranteed. 

For additional parking information, visit the resources below:

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Salt Lake City Parking »


What time do doors open at the Tabernacle?

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

What time should I arrive to attend Music and the Spoken Word?

Music and the Spoken Word  guests should be in their seats at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the broadcast.  On busy weekends, 30 minutes is advisable.

Is Music and the Spoken Word  located at the Tabernacle or the Conference Center?

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How long does Music and the Spoken Word  last?

Music and the Spoken Word is a 30-minute program.

How often does Music and the Spoken Word  take place?

Music and the Spoken Word is broadcast live from Temple Square each Sunday, unless the Choir is on tour. 

Do I need tickets to attend Music and the Spoken Word?

With a few exceptions, you do not need a ticket to attend a broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. Guests will need tickets for Music and the Spoken Word  broadcasts during general conferences, which take place the first Sundays of April and October, and the Christmas concerts, usually the second Sunday in December.

What is appropriate attire for attending a broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word?

Sunday best or business casual is recommended, though we welcome all guests regardless of dress.

Can I bring my child to Music and the Spoken Word?

All Temple Square performances, including broadcasts of Music and the Spoken Word, are limited to those 8 years of age and above due to the live nature of the recording. An overflow location is provided for those who come with children under 8 years of age. A video feed of the broadcast is shown in the overflow location.

Can I bring food or drink inside the Tabernacle or Conference Center?

No, bringing food or drinks is not permitted inside the Tabernacle or Conference Center.

Can I bring a bag inside the Tabernacle or Conference Center?

Purses or small bags are permitted after being visually inspected by Guest Services personnel. Larger bags, backpacks, and suitcases must be checked at package check locations at the west gate information booth outside the Tabernacle or at door 14 of the Conference Center.

Can I take photos or video or audio recordings during Music and the Spoken Word?

Taking photos and video or audio recordings is not permitted during the broadcast ofMusic and the Spoken Word  from 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. It is permitted, however, during the morning run-through rehearsal (approximately 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.) and after the broadcast.  The Choir sings "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" after each broadcast, and this is an excellent opportunity for pictures.

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How can I watch Music and the Spoken Word online?

View past Music and the Spoken Word  episodes »
Watch Music and the Spoken Word live »

Do you announce the songs and message ahead of time?

The music and message are sent out the Friday before each broadcast in Choir Notes, the Choir’s weekly email newsletter.

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Can I attend a Music and the Spoken Word rehearsal?

Unless otherwise noted, Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsals are open to the public for guests of all ages. The rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The Choir will rehearse in the location of the upcoming Music and the Spoken Word  broadcast. (See "Is Music and the Spoken Word  located in the Tabernacle or Conference Center?" above for location schedule.)