“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.”
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 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.
THE FIRST OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER IN THE YAMPA VALLEY COMING IN 2023
The lease has been signed! May 2, 2022, our dream for an outdoor amphitheater became official!
Piknik Theatre is collaborating with the Steamboat Springs School District to bring the Yampa Valley their first outdoor performing arts venue. We are increasing accessibility to the performing arts for the community by giving all arts organizations access to this beautiful facility. The amphitheater will be located next to the Strawberry Elementary School and Middle School, creating a new space for students to learn and engage with the arts in an outdoor environment.
It will also be the new home of Piknik Theatre's summer season!
Our vision is becoming a reality! Click here for Our Vision.
ARTS EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES THIS SUMMER
During our 2022 Summer Season, Piknik Theatre will be offering summer camps and workshops to the Steamboat Springs Community. These summer camps include a full production of High School Musical Jr., Musical Theater classes for K-10th grade, an adult Play Reading Club, and an adult Cabaret Class! We are thrilled to offer these opportunities and can't wait to see you this summer.
Click here to explore summer options and register.