The Play's The Thing

An outdoor musical theatre experience like no other

Each May and June, the Mountain Play presents a spectacular production of one of your favorite Broadway musicals featuring professional actors, stunning special and visual effects and a LIVE orchestra. Each season our audiences are treated to a musically, magical experience on Mount Tamalpais.

You're sure to start the day in awe of the view and end your day with your toes tapping, in awe of the talent.

Plan Your Day on the Mountain!

The box office at the front gate opens at 9:00 am.
The first bus from Mill Valley leaves at 10:00 am.
You get up to the theatre easily in the morning because arrivals are spread out over the morning, but it takes longer for everyone to leave. Please do not bring your dog on the bus, or up to the mountain.

Before the Play

The musical isn't the only act
at the Mountain Play.
There's puppet shows and facepainting for kids before the show and musical entertainment while you wait to board the bus after the play.

We'll keep you entertained all day long.

Or, just relax and soak in the sights...
Why not enjoy a beautiful hike before the show?
Need some quiet time to enjoy that book you've been waiting to read?
Throw your blanket down and surround yourself with the natural beauty of Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre.

2014 PRE SHOW ENTERTAINMENT on the Main Stage at 12:30 pm:

May 18: Sharon Boucher's Future Stars of Marin
May 25: Singers Marin
June 1: The Lollipop Guild - an Ensemble from San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
June 7 (Saturday): 'Til Dawn
June 8: Marin Summer Theater
June 15: Hawaiian Music and Dance

Puppet Shows

FREE childrens' puppet shows for all ages performed by
Fratello Marionettes
in PLAYland
at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.


Make sure to buy
your raffle tickets before the show begins!

Purchase 10 for $20,
3 for $10, or
1 ticket for $5

Picnic Contest

The closing day Picnic Contest on
Sunday, June 15, 2014 is not to be missed!
This year's contest will be judged by INFORMATION TO FOLOW....
Register for the Contest at the Raffle Sales Table from 11:00 am to Noon
Picnic Judging will take place from
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

After the Play

Getting Down the Mountain

Hike down
For those athletic patrons who want to take the scenic route to or from the theatre,
hiking is a beautiful option.
Most of our hikers choose to take the bus up to the theatre, and then hike down afterwards.
The hike down is an easier one since the Mountain Play transports ice chests and other bulky items to "The Depot" in Mill Valley where you can retrieve your gear and hop on a shuttle back to your parked car. The last of these shuttles from downtown Mill Valley to the parking lots leaves at 9:00pm - so you can enjoy dinner in charming downtown Mill Valley. If you miss the last shuttle for any reason, you can always take a taxi to the parking area. While easier than the hike up to the theatre, it is still 7 miles and will take 2-2 1/2 hours. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water. Click on the links below to download our directions and basic map for the hike down

| HIke Down Map

Take the Free Shuttle
Shuttles back to Tamalpais High School, Shoreline and Manzanita parking lots depart from the front gate following the performance.
Follow the instructions given in the back of your program and by our staff for shuttle loading.