SCERA was founded in 1933 and is a "non-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to the development and advancement of arts and culture, arts education, and wholesome and affordable family entertainment." From September of 2012 to February of 2014, attendance at SCERA events and activities was over 260,000.
The Hale Center Theater offers a year round season of musicals and comedies performed center stage.
Orem has one of the best public libraries in the State of Utah. In 2013, the library received 452,995 visits.