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 “Theatre exists in the coming together to share air, the ritual of real life, ephemeral and transitory, with the very real possibility that something totally transforming will reveal itself.” 

Christian Penny

Former Dean of New Zealand National Drama School

Embracing a convergence of community, storytelling, and the great outdoors. Bringing unparalleled outdoor theater to the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado for over 20 years. 

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Piknik Theatre is a nonprofit theater company in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


Piknik Theatre creates professional, entertaining, and inclusive performing arts in the Yampa Valley. We believe and encourage the accessibility of the performing arts for everyone through free productions. 


We believe in the immense power, value, and influence of arts education and have created opportunities for our professional artists to teach workshops, educate through our school systems, and engage with audiences of all ages.

Professional actors and local talent collaborate to create our summer season. This unique opportunity allows the community to share in exceptional theatrical experiences as both actors and audience members. 

Join us for professional theater in the Yampa River Botanic Park. Make it a summer tradition! Bring friends and family, a blanket and chairs, food and drinks, and enjoy.



Piknik Theater is in the process of building an outdoor amphitheater! This collaboration between Piknik Theater and the Steamboat School District will be the new home for Piknik Theater's Summer Seasons! The amphitheater will be located near the Steamboat Springs Elementary and Middle School, in the heart of the Yampa Valley. Click here for an article about it's most recent progress.



Piknik Theatre just completed our 2023 Summer Season-filled with music, community outreach, educational summer camps, and more! 

Our original production of Peter Pan was an incredible success-starring 30 local students, local adult actors, and 5 professional artists. 

We commissioned a brand new musical called Patches by Ryan Jacobs. A blast for the whole family set with a live band of local musicians. 

Thank you everyone who came out to enjoy live theater in the Yampa Valley.

Click here for the 2023 Summer Program!



Piknik Theatre believes in the accessibility of the performing arts and offers free live theater in the Botanic Park every summer. Because of this belief, we rely on the generosity of donors and sponsors to keep theater alive in the Yampa Valley. Please consider donating to support theater in Steamboat Springs, CO.  



"Bravo Piknik Threatre! We brought our grand daughters, 6 and 4, to see “Toad and Frog,” and we were all totally mesmerized. The acting, the voices, the musicians, the lyrics were all spectacular. It was definitely Broadway worthy!"-Leslie A.

"This pool of talent is amazing! What a gift to Steamboat!"-Theodore L.

“Working together with the professional actors makes it particularly fun for me, because it’s often the same people in the plays, and you kind of get to know them and have a relationship,” he explained. “These people are so accomplished. It’s really fun for me to be able to be on the same stage as them."-Larry M.


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