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Our Theatre

Mission Statement:

The Egyptian Theatre is a community asset dedicated to enriching lives through the performing arts.

 

The Egyptian Theatre provides the community with high-quality entertainment experiences, both on and off its stage, in an historic and authentic atmosphere that is friendly, socially-welcoming, and slightly irreverent. We seek to impress all audiences while remaining fiscally responsible and as a viable source of live entertainment for future generations.

 

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 snowload in 1916.

In 1922 new construction began on the site of the old Dewey Theatre. Influenced by the recent discovery of King Tut's tomb, The Egyptian Theatre opened on Christmas Day, 1926. Supervised by an Egyptologist, The Egyptian Theatre was adorned with lotus leaf motifs, scarabs, hieroglyphics and symbols of life and happiness. Park City was once again flush with a first class showplace, this time for films and live performances.

The Theatre operated as a community gathering place from that day forward. The Theatre changed names multiple times, and had minor modifications made each time. The Theatre continued to anchor live performances and film screenings on historic main street.

With the rebirth of Park City as a ski and resort town in the 1960's, an increasing population of locals and tourists came to town. The Egyptian - then known as The Silver Wheel Theatre - continued to present live theatre and film, old fashioned "meller dramas" were the most consistent fare.

By 1978 the building's architectural integrity was again threatened. Preservation of its distinctive Egyptian features was necessary. Through much local effort, fundraising, and the presence and support of Mrs. Fields Cookies Headquarters, the building was refurbished and became home to Park City Performances in 1981. Live theatre and performances of all genres were again presented on the boards of the theatre. That same year, The US Film and Video Festival - later renamed The Sundance Film Festival moved to Park City with The Egyptian Theatre as the original home.

In the mid 1990's, the building was in need of major repair and renovation. Save Our Stage Foundation was formed by a few community-minded individuals who raised funds for a major facelift to restore the building to its former glory.

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.

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The Pharaoh Club

The Pharaoh Club is a fabulous social group made up of couples and individuals that support the Theatre. Choose your level of support and benefits. Any package can be customized.  Membership is good for one full year from the date you sign up.  Membership is for up to two individuals.  Pharaoh membership - Tax Deductible.

Sponsorship Levels

Click each level to see all our great benefits at a glance!

Encore Benefits $10,000 & Up

  • Red Ledges Golf Invitational - One foursome to play our exclusive invitational at Red Ledges – last Sunday in August.
  • Golf Foursomes - Two foursomes to play at the top area golf courses: Red Ledges, Jeremy Country Club, Promontory Club, Park Meadows Country Club, Talisker Club – Tuhaye, and Canyons Golf Course - Red Ledges requires you pay an additional $40 per player for a caddie to assist your foursome.
  • Marquee - Your name on one side of our historic marquee for one night of your choice
  • Table for 10 and Complimentary room to our First Winter Blast gala - at Montage Deer Valley, first Saturday in November.
  • Golf Outing - One twosome to our golf scramble & social at Homestead Resort – Last Sunday in June.
  • Park City Lift Passes - 6 full day passes.
  • Sundance Film Festival - Priority Choice- 12 tickets to any Sundance screening at the theatre.
  • Fine Dining Certificates (10 $50 Cert's) - From ten of Park City’s finest restaurants.
  • Pharaoh Club Card with $3,000 Credit - Use to buy Front of House seating at the theatre - valid for Egyptian events only (not for Sundance Film Festival).
  • Recognition - Name(s) prominently displayed on the sponsor page of our website and on the theatre flat screens.
  • New! Sunday Night Socials – any performance with a Sunday show – Preshow Social, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (cocktails only), You must have a ticket for that night, your guests are also welcome to attend with you.

Marquee Benefits $5,000

  • Red Ledges Golf Invitational - One twosome to play our exclusive invitational at Red Ledges – last Sunday in August.
  • Golf Foursomes – One foursome to play at the top area golf courses: Red Ledges, Jeremy Country Club, Promontory Club, Park Meadows Country Club, Talisker Club – Tuhaye, and Canyons Golf Course - Red Ledges requires you pay an additional $40 per player for a caddie to assist your foursome.
  • Marquee - Your name on one side of our historic marquee for one night of your choice
  • 2 Complimentary seats to our First Winter Blast gala - at Montage Deer Valley, first Saturday in November.
  • Golf Outing - One twosome to our golf scramble & social at Homestead Resort – Last Sunday in June.
  • Park City Lift Passes - 4 full day passes.
  • Sundance Film Festival - Priority Choice- 8 tickets to any Sundance screening at the theatre.
  • Fine Dining Certificates (7 $50 Cert's) - From seven of Park City’s finest restaurants.
  • Pharaoh Club Card with $1,350 Credit - Use to buy Front of House seating at the theatre - valid for Egyptian events only (not for Sundance Film Festival).
  • Recognition - Name(s) prominently displayed on the sponsor page of our website and on the theatre flat screens.
  • New! Sunday Night Socials – any performance with a Sunday show – Preshow Social, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (cocktails only), You must have a ticket for that night, your guests are also welcome to attend with you.

Producer Benefits $3,000

  • Golf Foursomes – One foursome to play at the top area golf courses: Red Ledges, Jeremy Country Club, Promontory Club, Park Meadows Country Club, Talisker Club – Tuhaye, and Canyons Golf Course - Red Ledges requires you pay an additional $40 per player for a caddie to assist your foursome.
  • Marquee - Your name on one side of our historic marquee for one night of your choice
  • Golf Outing - One twosome to our golf scramble & social at Homestead Resort – Last Sunday in June.
  • Park City Lift Passes - 2 full day passes.
  • Sundance Film Festival - Priority Choice- 6 tickets to any Sundance screening at the theatre.
  • Fine Dining Certificates (5 $50 Cert's) - From five of Park City’s finest restaurants.
  • Pharaoh Club Card with $900 Credit - Use to buy Front of House seating at the theatre - valid for Egyptian events only (not for Sundance Film Festival).
  • Recognition - Name(s) prominently displayed on the sponsor page of our website and on the theatre flat screens.
  • New! Sunday Night Socials – any performance with a Sunday show – Preshow Social, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (cocktails only), You must have a ticket for that night, your guests are also welcome to attend with you.

Spotlight Benefits $1,500

  • Golf Outing - One twosome to our golf scramble & social at Homestead Resort – Last Sunday in June.
  • Sundance Film Festival - Priority Choice- 4 tickets to any Sundance screening at the theatre.
  • Fine Dining Certificates (3 $50 Cert's) - From three of Park City’s finest restaurants.
  • Pharaoh Club Card with $500 Credit - Use to buy Front of House seating at the theatre - valid for Egyptian events only (not for Sundance Film Festival).
  • Recognition - Name(s) prominently displayed on the sponsor page of our website and on the theatre flat screens.
  • New! Sunday Night Socials – any performance with a Sunday show – Preshow Social, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (cocktails only), You must have a ticket for that night, your guests are also welcome to attend with you.

Center Stage Benefits $750

  • Sundance Film Festival - Priority Choice- 2 tickets to any Sundance screening at the theatre.
  • Fine Dining Certificates (2 $50 Cert's) - From two of Park City’s finest restaurants.
  • Pharaoh Club Card with $250 Credit - Use to buy Front of House seating at the theatre - valid for Egyptian events only (not for Sundance Film Festival).
  • Recognition - Name(s) prominently displayed on the sponsor page of our website and on the theatre flat screens.
  • New! Sunday Night Socials – any performance with a Sunday show – Preshow Social, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (cocktails only), You must have a ticket for that night, your guests are also welcome to attend with you.


Compare Levels: View our Benefits Chart (PDF) >>
Join our Pharaoh Club or Renew: Sign Up Now! >>

Questions?
Contact Randy Barton at (435) 901-4119 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Egyptian Theatre is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, EID Number: 94-2773017

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MARQUEE SPONSORS

Holly & Rick Alden
Gary & Susan Aliengena
Kathie & Scott Amann
Jerry & Lynn Anderson
Robin Campbell & Marion Riley Campbell
Pam & John Carroll
Tim & Joanna Chesley
Allyn & Cindy Daines
Jim & Donna Delanty
Rainer & Sandra Engel
Lynn & Tom Fey
Blake & Linda Fisher
Larry & Rachel Gilbert
Greg Golding & Shari Gottlieb
Alfred & Jocelyn Lutter
Jack & Kim Mayhew
Tom & Linda McCausland
Sherry Pitcock & Robert Michaels
Keith & Nancy Rattie
Ted & Lori Samuels
Steve & Kimberly Sellinger
Rob & Faye Slettom
Joyce & Charlie Solberg
Grant & Mary Stewart
James & Susan Swartz
Carl & Liz Tippit
Sharon Backurz & Tim Waddell
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ENCORE SPONSORS

Bill Witz & Marlene Burton
Terry & David Camarata
Paul Crowe
Jacquie & Bennett Dorrance
Kenneth J Greenberg
Chuck & Carleen Haggerty
Chick & Andi Hill
Aaron & Suzie Hofmann
Jill Johnson
Burton & Stephanie Ritchie
Rick & Carmen Rogers
Lisa Wishnick
Anne & Don Wood

 

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MAJOR SPONSOR

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About Us

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 snowload in 1916.

In 1922 new construction began on the site of the old Dewey Theatre. Influenced by the recent discovery of King Tut's tomb, The Egyptian Theatre opened on Christmas Day, 1926. Supervised by an Egyptologist, The Egyptian Theatre was adorned with lotus leaf motifs, scarabs, hieroglyphics and symbols of life and happiness. Park City was once again flush with a first class showplace, this time for films and live performances.

The Theatre operated as a community gathering place from that day forward. The Theatre changed names multiple times, and had minor modifications made each time. The Theatre continued to anchor live performances and film screenings on historic main street.

With the rebirth of Park City as a ski and resort town in the 1960's, an increasing population of locals and tourists came to town. The Egyptian - then known as The Silver Wheel Theatre - continued to present live theatre and film, old fashioned "meller dramas" were the most consistent fare.

By 1978 the building's architectural integrity was again threatened. Preservation of its distinctive Egyptian features was necessary. Through much local effort, fundraising, and the presence and support of Mrs. Fields Cookies Headquarters, the building was refurbished and became home to Park City Performances in 1981. Live theatre and performances of all genres were again presented on the boards of the theatre. That same year, The US Film and Video Festival - later renamed The Sundance Film Festival moved to Park City with The Egyptian Theatre as the original home.

In the mid 1990's, the building was in need of major repair and renovation. Save Our Stage Foundation was formed by a few community-minded individuals who raised funds for a major facelift to restore the building to its former glory.

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.

Read more about the Egyptian Theatre on Wikipedia >>

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Box Office and Ticket Policies

Hours: 9am - 7pm daily and/or 9am - 8:30pm on show days
Address: 328 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
Phone: (435) 649-9371
Email:

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Preferred Seating available for all Pharaoh Club members - Join The Pharaoh Club for best seats.

  • All our shows are reserved seating only
  • Ticket Prices vary depending on the show - ticket prices increase by $5 half hour prior to showtime
  • Gift Cards cannot be redeemed online – please call the box office
  • We cannot honor Gift Cards that have expired
  • Doors Open 30 minutes prior to show time
  • Children’s ticket prices are available only when posted on the Ticket Page
  • No Babes in Arms
  • Use of cameras and recording equipment is strictly prohibited
  • Electronic Devices must be turned off (not simply set to "vibrate" or "silent") as mobile phones can interfere with our wireless equipment

ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

Seating Descriptions:
Cabaret: Tables that seat up to 4 people at the front of the stage. Patrons may bring in their own food and NON-ALCOHOLIC beverages for their table.

Preferred Front of House: The first six rows of Theatre seating -- rows are slanted.

House: Seventh row to the back of Theatre seating -- rows are slanted; there are 16 rows total.

Balcony: Open only for business sponsors or when floor seating is sold out. Twelve seats on each side of balcony directly above the back row of the floor.

 

Parking:
There is limited paid parking on Main Street and the China Bridge Parking structure behind the Theatre. Park City has a great free bus system – if you are coming from Salt Lake consider parking by the Kimball Junction transit center and taking the Express Bus to Main Street. Additionally, there is usually parking at the resorts and high school with shuttles to Main Street. Click here for more information.

Missed Performances:
Sorry, we cannot exchange or refund tickets for any missed performance.

Ticket Donations:
If you are unable to attend a production, make a tax-deductible gift of your tickets. We may re-sell them.
Call the Box Office prior to the performance.

Ticket Exchanges:
Exchanges only available 24 hours prior to original performance date and subject to a $5.00 per ticket exchange fee.
Tickets may only be exchanged for a different date for the same show.

Performance Cancellations:
If a performance is cancelled or rescheduled, tickets will be exchanged or refunded.

Accessibility:
Assisted Listening Devices are available.  Please call the Box Office for more information.

If you need special seating or help, please notify us.

We do not have a dance floor. Theatre-style seating only with no standing room.

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Egyptian Theatre Historic Park City

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