Community Outreach

Our Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure plays many roles in the community!

For many years the Mountain Play has been a thriving extension of the Marin art community. Our community outreach programs extend into many sub-populations around Marin. And yet we continue to grow. By 2020 we will be increasing programs off the mountain so our patrons can be a part of the Mountain Play year-long!


Since 1995, the Mountain Play has presented an annual Musical Meet & Greet with the cast at The Redwoods Retirement Community in Mill Valley for an audience of folks who can no longer make it up to the mountain. This program has been on hold during the pandemic.

American Sign Language Interpreter

In 1980, the Mountain Play introduced sign language interpretation at its performances on Mount Tamalpais, and every year, hearing interpreters sign at least one performance. No special reservation is required.

Wheelchair Access

In the early 1980s, special accommodations were developed for patrons with wheelchairs, including the grading of a path to the theatre and the construction of a shaded wheelchair platform.

Day On the Mountain

Since 1993, the Day on the Mountain outreach program has introduced low-income and at-risk children and adults to musical theatre and the healing natural beauty of Mount Tamalpais State Park. Working with Bay Area social service agencies, the Mountain Play provides reserved seating tickets, a guided nature hike on the mountain, boxed lunches, show tee-shirts and round-trip transportation.

Play for Arts Sake

Since 2011, the Play for Art’s Sake outreach program has provided free or discounted tickets to Mountain Play performances for children ages 13 and under. We have also helped raise money for local arts programs such as Can Do! (foundation for Dixie School District), and Kiddo! (Foundation for Mill Valley School District), Youth in Arts, San Rafael High School, and Terra Linda High School.