The Chief Theater
The Chief Theater
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The Friends of the Chief is a non-profit organization. The mission of the Friends of the Chief is to preserve, program and manage the multi-use historic Chief Theater that contributes to the cultural and economic vitality of Downtown Steamboat Springs. Friends of the Chief is recognized as the progressive leader in providing a premier multi-use facility with diverse programming that contributes to the cultural and economic vibrancy of Historic Downtown Steamboat Springs. See you soon at the Chief!
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David D
Doylestown, PA3,443 contributions
Feb 2020
I've done my ski week in Steamboat three years in a row and each time, found some evening entertainment here. Once the local high school kids were putting on an outdoor short film program, and twice the local players were doing improv comedy. There is also theater and comedy acts. Check the calendar on the website linked here or the events page in the local paper.

There is a bar so you can enjoy your favorite beverage during the show

I was glad to support local community theater and you can really feel the small town vibe... audience members knew each other.
Written March 6, 2020
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Cowboybrad
1 contribution
Oct 2014
Cowboy Brad Fitch loves performing John Denver Tribute Concerts at chiefs theater! Great people, awesome, fun venue!
Written October 22, 2014
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HankFL
Fort Lauderdale, FL64 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Attended a folk music concert on 1/29/17. Great acoustics from every seat and a good view as they have removed the center pole! The theater only seats about 135 people so you can easily see everything happening on stage. Comfy seats with cup holders for drinks from the bar! They don't sell food, however, so no snacks. Run by a charitable organization, this is a true community theater!
Written February 13, 2017
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R S
Grand Junction, CO286 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Checked out the "Yonder Mountain" melodrama on Thursday night. While the cast members were engaging, costuming and sets were reasonable, the script needed a lot of work. Melodrama is, by nature, foolishness . . . so it requires a good bit of work to make it "work" as entertainment. The show had moments of brilliance, but unfortunately those moments were too few and way too spaced out.
Written July 25, 2016
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curly-qs-mom
Denton, TX151 contributions
Jan 2016
We got to see Uncle Lucius and the Black Lillies here. I loved the venue. It is intimate and the accoustics are very good. The bar was well stocked and reasonably priced.
Written January 13, 2016
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Birdie G
Saco, ME162 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
I usually only go for the free nights of shows, because the actual shows can be a bit pricey but this is an amazing theater. It is kept up perfectly and you can tell that all the employees are proud to be a part of the history. Keep an eye in the paper (happenings) for the free nights!
Written December 21, 2014
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hikerwpet
Steamboat Springs, CO76 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
Entertainment that is always a social event. Relax pre show in the cocktail lounge and meet many locals. A variety of entertainment, attend events that suit your style. Help support the Cheif ...they will continue to improve and update. This is such a great establishment for Steamboat...lots of future potential, and great evenings of fun while they grow!
Written December 17, 2014
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DarrylP081
29 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Great little Theater. Sits around 120 people so no bad seats! We visited Saturday night Oct. 27th and the performance was Atsenic & Old Lace. Overall the performance was delightful and certainly worth the $20 per person. Seating is on a 1st come basis. We would recommend that if a play is running to make the Chief Theater one of your places to visit.
Written October 28, 2018
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Heidi H
9 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
We loved the Chief Theater as a venue for the Music Fest. However, drinks were way overpriced. You were lucky to get two drinks for $20. The theater is very small; it seats about 150, so nearly all seats have a good view. The middle section's back 2 rows can pose a few issues seeing the entire stage because the sound booth is between some of the seats; however, overall all but 4-8 seats in the theater will ensure you a great experience.

Also, use the restroom before you arrive. Only 2 stalls!
Written January 14, 2018
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Ken S
16 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Website said the adult lip sync/air guitar was from 8pm to 10pm.
Arrived just before 8, bought 2 tickets, 2 beers, took our seats, watched the last minute or so of an act. The act finished, lights came on, and" that's it, folks, hope you enjoyed the show!"
Well, that was a quick 52 bucks(40 admission 12 for beers)
Looked today on the website and the flyer did say the adult acts started at 7:30, but still 8pm under events, so we did miss that.
It would have been helpful if the person selling admission would have said "it's almost over" Instead of "the adult part just started"
In honesty, it was a charity event, so I hope our contribution was appreciated

Written November 12, 2017
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