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FAQ: Attending Music & the Spoken Word on Temple Square

Updated July 11, 2019


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 Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square's broadcasts of Music & 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 concerts). Parking fills up quickly during Temple Square events and is not guaranteed. 

For additional parking information, visit the resources below:

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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 & the Spoken Word?

Music & 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 & the Spoken Word located at the Tabernacle or the Conference Center?

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How long does Music & the Spoken Word last?

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

How often does Music & the Spoken Word take place?

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

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

With a few exceptions, you do not need a ticket to attend a broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word. Guests will need tickets for Music & the Spoken Wordbroadcasts during general conferences, which take place the first Sundays of April and October.

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

All Temple Square performances, including broadcasts of Music & 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. Water is allowed in clear plastic water bottles only. Metal water bottles are prohibited.

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

Large bags, backpacks, and packages are prohibited. Small bags and purses will be allowed into the event but will be screened or visually inspected. Laptop computers are prohibited. Event venues will not accept or store any personal items.

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

During the 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word taking photos and video or audio recordings is not permitted.

However, taking photos and videos is permitted 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.

Note: Large cameras with detachable lenses, tripods, or selfie sticks are not permitted in the venues.

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How can I watch the Music & the Spoken Wordbroadcast each week?

The broadcast can be watched on the Choir’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook channel each Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. (mountain time). You can also watch the broadcasts on BYUtv available on many cable and satellite systems or listen on Sirius XM radio. 

To locate local broadcasts for your specific city or state check here.

To view past Music & the Spoken Wordepisodes check here.

Do you announce the songs and the Spoken Word ahead of time?

The music repertoire and Spoken Word 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 & the Spoken Word rehearsal?

Unless otherwise noted, Choir rehearsals are open to the public. 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 & the Spoken Wordbroadcast. Check here to see date exceptions and locations.