Shelton Johnson as a Buffalo Soldier at Yosemite Valley Theater

Yosemite Theater

Yosemite comes alive in theater! After a long day exploring the park, relax and enjoy an evening in the Yosemite Valley Theater with creative performances that reveal Yosemite’s history and little-known stories. Celebrate the National Park Service centennial anniversary with live stage performances that bring history to life, featuring heroes John Muir and Galen Clark. Re-live rescue missions with park rangers, see Yosemite through a climber’s eyes, embrace nature, and learn about the cast of characters who have helped shape this national treasure.  

Join us to explore the park in a whole new way. Download a full schedule of Yosemite Theater programs.

Lee Stetson brings John Muir’s wild adventures to life at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
July 27, 2016
Shows every Wednesday at 7 pm, May 25 - Oct 26 (No show Aug 24)

NPS Centennnial Annversary Show: Hear John Muir share stories from Yosemite in the 1900s as he awaits news on the future of his beloved Hetch Hetchy Valley.

Lee Stetson brings John Muir’s wild adventures to life at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
July 28, 2016
Shows every Thursday at 7pm, May 26 - Oct 27 (No show Aug 25)

NPS Centennnial Annversary Show: Re-live the best of John Muir’s thrilling adventures in his beloved western wilderness.

World-renowned rock climber Ron Kauk shares stories of his incredible adventures in this film at Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
July 29, 2016
Shows at 7pm: Every Friday, April 8 - Oct 28 Every Saturday, April 9 – June 18 and Sept 3 – Oct 29

Enjoy Yosemite’s year-round beauty in a striking film narrated by world-renowned rock-climber Ron Kauk.

Shelton Johnson as a Buffalo Soldier at Yosemite Valley Theater
July 31, 2016
Shows every Sunday at 7 pm, June 26 - Aug 28

NPS Centennnial Annversary Show: Yosemite National Park ranger Shelton Johnson portrays the life of a Buffalo Soldier in Yosemite in this PBS film.

Yosemite National Park Ranger John Dill shares stories of Yosemite Search and Rescue teams at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
August 2, 2016
Shows every Tuesday at 7 pm, April 12 - Oct 25 (No show Sept 20)

Hear stories about emergency response missions in the park from Yosemite’s expert Search and Rescue rangers.