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 at the Yosemite Valley Theater with creative performances that reveal Yosemite’s history and little-known stories. Watch history leap to life as Lee Stetson portrays John Muir, or as ranger Shelton Johnson gives you a new perspective on Yosemite through the eyes of a Buffalo Soldier. Re-live rescue missions with rangers, explore the park's vertical wilderness with an expert rock-climber, 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 when the Yosemite Valley Theater reopens in April 2017.

Yosemite National Park Ranger John Dill shares stories of Yosemite Search and Rescue teams at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
April 25, 2017
Shows every Tuesday at 7 pm, April 11 - Oct 24 (No show Sept. 26)

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

Lee Stetson brings John Muir’s wild adventures to life at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
April 26, 2017
Shows every Wednesday at 7 pm, April 5 - Oct. 25

Journey back to the early 1900s to hear John Muir share stories from Yosemite as he receives 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
April 27, 2017
Shows every Thursday at 7 pm, April 6 - Oct. 26

Enjoy the best of John Muir’s stories about his adventures and encounters with “fellow mortals” in the animal kingdom, including Stickeen the dog.

World-renowned rock climber Ron Kauk shares stories of his incredible adventures in this film at Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
April 28, 2017
Fridays, April 7 – June 16, Sept. 1 – Oct. 27; Saturdays, April 8 – June 17, Sept. 2 – Oct. 28; Mondays, June 26 – Aug. 28

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
June 25, 2017
Shows every Sunday at 7 pm, June 25 - Aug 27

Yosemite National Park ranger Shelton Johnson portrays the life of a Buffalo Soldier in Yosemite.