Many first-time visitors are surprised to know that right in the heart of the Ozarks is a destination known for its variety of theater. In fact, Branson, Missouri actually has more theater seats than Broadway. If you’re looking to combine a vacation filled with outdoor activities and nightly entertainment, look no further than Branson. The shows in Branson include musicals, comedy routines, circuses, and everything in between.


1. Presley’s Country Jubilee

With over 40 theaters to choose from in Branson, it can be difficult to narrow things down. However, one of the most popular choices for live theater in Branson is Presley’s Country Jubilee. This show features four generations on stage performing country music and comedy too.

2. Legends in Concert

Have you ever wanted to see all of your favorite stars on stage at the same time? Leave it to shows in Branson to accomplish this feat. Legends in Concert is a show that features music from all your favorite musicians including Elvis Presley.

3. Yakov’s Moscow Circus

Another form of theater in Branson is dinner theater. While you’re watching Yakov’s Moscow Circus, you can enjoy a delicious Russian dinner to accompany the tricks, romance, and fun.

4. Kirby Van Burch

When it comes to live theater in Branson, the magic tricks of Kirby Van Burch are always at the top of the list. This show is packed with amazing tricks and has often been voted the best show in Branson by both the audiences and critics alike.

5. The New Shanghai Circus

If you want to see something like you’ve never seen before, leave it up to the 40 acrobats of the New Shanghai Circus. Every element of this show, from the lion dance to the amazing performances of the acrobats, will thrill both you and your kids.

6. Baldknobbers Jamboree Show

Sometimes, a classic never goes out of style. When it comes to shows in Branson, that classic is the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show. This was the first show in Branson, and it has been thriving ever since. Since 1959 the music of this show has been delighting audiences.

7. Circle B Supper Show

Another great dinner theater option is the Circle B Supper Show. Here the night begins with old cowboy movies and popcorn before you’re introduced to your hosts of the night, the Horn Family. The music of this show is perfect for the whole family.

8. The Twelve Irish Tenors

If you love classic music and incredible harmonies, you won’t want to miss the Twelve Irish Tenors. Of all the live theater in Branson, this show was called a smash hit production from when it first premiered.

9. Hamner Barber Variety Show

Sometimes you want a little variety. If that’s how you like your theater, you will definitely want to buy tickets for the Hamner Barber Variety Show. This production features comedy, magic, dance, and music. If you have a family where everyone likes something different, this show is an ideal compromise.

10. Hollywood’s Christmas Spectacular

Every holiday season, the shows in Branson receive a festive touch. Hollywood’s Christmas Spectacular is just one example of a show that will get you into the Christmas spirit. Expect all your favorite music along with some of Hollywood’s greatest movie moments in this show.

Whether you love comedy, music, or the circus, you will find a perfect match for a night at the theater in Branson. It might be difficult to tear yourself away from the comfort of your Branson vacation rental to  attend the theater, but these shows are definitely worth your time and money.


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