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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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