The Sundance Summer Theatre will announce plans for Summer 2021 at a later date. Please check back soon!
The Summer Theater has been a Sundance tradition since 1970. Set beneath the shadow of Mount Timpanogos, the Summer Theater productions provide an enchanting experience unlike any other. The Theater has been produced in partnership with Utah Valley University since 2008, with previous titles including Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia, and more.
What type of seating is available?
We offer both bench seating and lawn seating.
Does bench seating have assigned seats?
The Summer Theatre bench seating is all assigned. When purchasing tickets, you can choose the section, and seats will be automatically assigned.
Do the benches have backs on them, or are they simply bleacher seating?
The benches have back rests attached to them.
What does “general admission lawn” seating mean?
The lawn seating is general admission, which means seating is on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early. Theatre gates open for seating beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Can I bring a chair to sit on the lawn?
Lawn chairs are not permitted on the lawn. Individuals who would like a back rest must purchase a bench seat or bring a beach chair that doesn’t exceed 24 inches in total height from the ground to the top of the chair. Blankets are also permitted and even recommended for all lawn seating.
How can I get the group rate?
The group rate is available to any group with 20 or more members. This applies to tickets as well as the barbecue dinner. Group rates are only available over the phone by calling 866.734.4428.
Is there wheelchair access at the amphitheatre?
There are 6 wheelchair-specific areas in the bench seating area of the amphitheatre. Guests with wheelchairs are able to reserve the seats around these wheelchair areas so that they may sit with their group. This must be done in advance either by phone through the box office.
Are pets permitted at the events?
Service Animals are welcome at the Sundance Outdoor Amphitheater. All such animals must be under the control of their handlers at all times. Any animal that creates a disruption will be asked to leave the Amphitheater immediately; refunds will be distributed at the discretion of the house supervisor. Emotional Support Animals and pets are not permitted.
Can children attend the performance?
Of course! The theatre is a family-friendly event and recommended for children ages 6 and older. Two years and older requires a ticket. We strongly recommend leaving infants at home. Any child creating a disturbance must be taken out of the theatre area immediately.
What is the inclement weather policy?
We will make every effort to complete each performance, rain or shine. No performance will be canceled due to weather prior to the 8:00 p.m. showtime. Please come prepared for inclement weather and dropping temperatures. No rainchecks or refunds will be issued. Should the weather conditions become threatening during the show, an announcement will be made with further instructions.
Is it cold up at the theatre?
Temperatures drop after the sun sets, so we recommend bringing jackets and/or blankets.
Are umbrellas allowed?
Small umbrellas are allowed for rainy weather. Large umbrellas are not permitted.
Will tickets sell out?
Most likely. Anyone interested in tickets should make arrangements as early as possible.
How can I redeem a promotional code?
All promotional codes for the Summer Theatre must be redeemed during the online ticket purchase process.
How can I use my Sundance Gift Card towards Summer Theatre Tickets?
All tickets purchased with a Sundance Gift Card must be made in person at the Sundance Summer Box Office located on site at Sundance Resort.
May I take food and drink into the amphitheatre?
Yes. Food purchased at Sundance may be eaten in the amphitheatre. We do not allow any outside food or drink.
What kinds of concessions are sold?
Snacks, beverages and candy will be available at the concession stand. There is also a barbecue dinner available for purchase. No outside food or drink is allowed in the amphitheatre.
How do I get to the theatre once at Sundance?
The theatre is located about 500 yards up the hill from the base of Ray’s Lift. Guests are welcome to either walk or ride our tractor-pull ride up the hill to the amphitheatre. Sundance representatives will be present to direct guests to the amphitheatre. For all guests who park in the upper parking lot, a shuttle ride will be available from the parking lot to the base. Please allow 30 minutes from arrival to make your way to the theatre.
How early should we arrive for the show?
Plan on arriving at Sundance 30 minutes prior to the time you would like to arrive at the theatre. The doors open for each show at 7:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 8:00 p.m. All lawn seating is first come, first served so we recommend guests arriving as early as possible. Since bench seating is assigned we recommended that guests arrive no later than 7:45 p.m. to the theatre so as to not disturb others.
Am I allowed to wait in line for the show to start?
Yes. Lines will normally begin to form on the more popular days at around 6:30 p.m.
What time does seating begin?
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
How long will the show last?
The performance starts at 8:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2.5 hours, concluding at about 10:30 p.m.
Is there an intermission?
There will be an intermission during the performance.
Following the performance, how do we return to our car?
Guests will be able to walk or ride the tractor from the amphitheatre to the base. For all guests who park in the upper parking lot, a shuttle ride will be available from the base to the parking lot.
Dates: To be announced (TBA), 2021. Shows Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Individual ticket sales TBA
Prime Bench $42
Group tickets (20+) TBA
Prime Bench $38
Call to purchase group tickets: 866.734.4428.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sundance this summer to enjoy performances at our outdoor amphitheater! However, if CDC recommendations over the summer do not allow for such gatherings, Sundance will refund tickets in full. All ticket sales are otherwise final and subject to our current ticketing policy.
The musical Footloose is based on and closely follows the 1984 film. The 1984 film received a PG rating, and the 2011 film version received a PG-13 rating. The dialogue contains a few mild expletives, such as “damn,” “hell,” “shit,” and “ass” but no so-called “f-bombs.” There are about 6 “vain references to deity,” such as “Oh God,” “Oh my God,” and “Thank God” but neither “Jesus” nor “Christ” are used as exclamations. There is also some mild innuendo in lines and lyrics, The 1984 PG film, rather than the 2011 PG-13 film, is the closest match of the material in the musical version and the one parents would want to look at in deciding whether to bring their children or youth.
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