“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. 

Click here for our professional summer season program!

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


Piknik Theatre creates professional, entertaining, and inclusive theatrical experiences in the Yampa Valley. We collaborate with the community in numerous performance venues both indoors and outdoors; and we strive to bring a variety of work to our community including Shakespeare, Musical Theater, New Works, Devised Pieces, and Theater for Young Audiences. 


We believe and encourage the accessibility of the performing arts for everyone by producing a free summer season every year. 

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. 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 through talkbacks.

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.



We open TWELFTH NIGHT this Sunday, July 24, at 6:00 and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD the following day!

Click here for specific times and dates of these productions!

Actors: click here for our visiting artist portal.


July 5-10


At the end of June, our educational production of High School Musical Jr. closed! This incredible cast put up the production 15 days! Thank you to everyone who came to support these young artists and Piknik Theatre.

Click here to read our latest article in the Steamboat Pilot!



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.