PLEASE NOTE: The Yosemite Theater is currently closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), effective through June 30, 2020. We welcome you to join us at the theater starting July 1, 2020.

Each year, from April to October, thousands of Yosemite travelers of all ages enjoy relaxing and engaging shows at the Yosemite Theater. From plays that portray renowned figures from the park’s past to films about adventurous climbers, we offer something fun for history buffs and thrill-seekers alike.

Join us for an entertaining evening guaranteed to add to your collection of cherished Yosemite memories. As with all Conservancy programs, your participation helps support important work in the park.

Upcoming events

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Conversation with a Tramp: An Evening with John Muir

Yosemite Valley
Join John Muir as he recounts his dramatic battle in the early 20th century to prevent dam construction in Hetch
04/05/2020 - 04/05/2020
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John Muir’s Wild Mountain Adventures

Yosemite Valley
Explore wild America with John Muir! Follow Muir on his journeys through the western wilderness as he survives risky encounters
04/05/2020 - 04/05/2020
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Big Wall Climbing on Yosemite’s El Capitan

Yosemite Valley
Ready for an adventure? Join Yosemite climbing ranger Brandon Adams on a trip up El Capitan and learn why climbers
04/05/2020 - 04/05/2020
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Yosemite Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier

Yosemite Valley
Travel back in time with ranger Shelton Johnson to witness an exciting chapter of the park’s history coming alive at
04/05/2020 - 04/05/2020
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Yosemite Search and Rescue

Yosemite Valley
Ever wonder how rangers keep people safe in a huge park like Yosemite? Join Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) team
04/05/2020 - 04/05/2020
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Meet Galen Clark – Yosemite’s First Guardian

Yosemite Valley
In 1866, Galen Clark became the first state-appointed guardian of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Just
04/05/2020 - 04/05/2020
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All shows start at 7 pm at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley. Purchase your tickets in advance online, or in the park before showtime. Visiting Yosemite with a group? Learn about our options for group theater packages.

We look forward to welcoming you to the theater!

Performers

Meet just a few of the performers and presenters who tell tales of Yosemite through lively plays, inspiring films, and much more.

A Climber's Journey

A Climber's Journey

Climber Ron Kauk captivates Yosemite Theater-goers with stories showcasing his unique view of the vertical world. Photo courtesy of Ron Kauk.

Lee Stetson as John Muir

Lee Stetson as John Muir

Celebrated actor and historian Lee Stetson has brought John Muir to life at the Yosemite Theater for more than three decades. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet.

From Campfires to Stage Lights

From Campfires to Stage Lights

Longtime park storyteller Brian Shoor brings tale-spinning skills honed around High Sierra campfires to the Yosemite Theater stage. Photo courtesy of Brian Shoor.

Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue

Join a Yosemite Search and Rescue ranger to hear about emergency response missions and learn how to stay safe in the park. Photo: NPS.