Yosemite Theater

NileGuide Expert Says:

An evening at this theater is worth planning into your park visit.


Visitor Center
(Yosemite Village)
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


+1 209 372 0200

NileGuide Expert tip:

Playing only in summer, get your tickets early for Ron Kauk or Lee Stetson.


Here's a great way to learn something while being entertained by some top-notch performers; not something you might expect to find in a national park visit.  You may have seen some of the Yosemite Theater's performers in the Ken Burns documentary, 'America's Best Idea.'  Check the park's newsletter, the Yosemite Guide for what's playing when you're in the park.  These exceptional evening programs are conducted in the theater behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, and are generally on most summer evenings.  Tickets are sold in the visitor center right up to showtime.  Recent features have included Lee Stetson's famed portrayals of John Muir, Shelton Johnson's Buffalo Soldier story and world-class rockclimber Ron Kauk narrating his award-winning film, "Return to Balance.  Recent additions to the roster include Tom Bopp's old-time Yosemite music and some insightful outtakes with the videographers behind the "Yosemite Frazil Ice" film and others. 


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