Revitalize Yosemite Valley Theater

The Yosemite Theater welcomes new visitors with a new entrance, and upgraded audio and visual components.

The Yosemite Theater is used eight hours a day, 365 days a year by education- and youth-program participants, park scientists, local and visiting experts, and the visiting public. Each year, more than half a million visitors watch Spirit of Yosemite, and tens of thousands more attend other programs and events in the theater. That near-constant use has taken its toll on the theater system, which has begun to fail with regularity and have a negative impact on visitors’ experiences.

In anticipation of 2014 anniversary activities, the Conservancy is funding the installation of upgraded audio and visual components for the theater system. This project will also refurbish the Yosemite Theater entrance to reflect the quality of the events and films inside.

With your help, consistent and high-quality Yosemite Theater experiences will engage park visitors time and time again.


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Project Notes

This is our theater of granite and sky … where a climber hangs above the world, while below a celebrated naturalist tells the story of his life, a Buffalo Soldier wanders close by on patrol, and a man remembers through song the romance of a Yosemite that was. Here, there’s always tension in the cliffs and waterfalls, and tales of great adventure play out in the darkness of night.

Shelton Johnson
Park Ranger, Author and Performer
Yosemite National Park