The Egyptian Theater // Dedicated to Enriching Lives through the Performing Arts
Live theatrical performances have long been a centerpiece of Park City's culture. In the late 1800's, the ornate Park City Opera House was located near our current site. On a warm June night in 1898, fire roared downhill from the American Hotel and quickly consumed most of the town, including the Opera House. In a Determined effort to restore live theatre to the town, the Dewey Theatre soon opened its doors in 1899 on the site of what is now the Egyptian Theatre. The Dewey remained a popular cultural center until its roof collapsed under a record-breaking snow load in 1916.
Influenced by the recent discovery of King Tut's tomb, The Egyptian Theatre opened on Christmas Day, 1926. Park City was once again flush with a first class showplace, this time for films and live performances.
Today, the Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre hosts a variety of theatre, comedy, musical acts, special events, community functions and more. The Egyptian Theatre continues to function as a landmark venue on Park City's Main Street while retaining the distinctive flavor of years gone by, much like Park City itself.
The Egyptian Theater is dedicated to enriching lives through the performing arts. We offer great shows every week, including big name acts, musicals, stand-up comedy, YouTheatre performances and Pharaoh Club events and socials. We emphasize joyfulness and the celebration of performance. The theater embodies an authentic and historic atmosphere that is friendly, socially-welcoming, and slightly irreverent, seeking to impress all audiences while remaining fiscally responsible and as a viable source of live entertainment for future generations!
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