The Yuba Theatre is located in Downieville, the county seat of Sierra County. Originally a movie house, the theater has been operated as an arts venue by the Sierra County Arts Council since 1996. Using volunteer labor exclusively, the Arts Council has added a fully functional stage and tech booth, as well as a number of other amenities.
With its 186 seats, the Yuba Theatre is the only fixed-seat theater in Sierra County. Many community events, including movies, film festivals, musical presentations, dance classes, school drama and community theater productions, book signings, slide shows, lectures, conferences, and meetings have been held there in its long history.
The Yuba Theatre has been recognized and showcased by National Geographic and the Sierra Nevada Geotourism Council as one of the best destinations for travelers seeking an authentic experience of the region. The theater listing can be found on the Sierra Nevada Geotourism website.