2020 Hill Cumorah Pageant

  • July 9–11, 14–18, 2020
July 9–11, 14–18, 2020
Palmyra, New York (630 State Route 21) on the Cumorah hillside

Cast members perform in the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant. The production will take its final bow in 2020 following the summer performances.

July 9–11, 14–18, 2020
603 State Route 21
Palmyra, New York 14522
Begins approximately at 9:15 p.m. and lasts 90 minutes
Free admission

The Hill Cumorah Pageant—performed annually in upstate New York since 1937—has become America’s largest outdoor theatrical event.

After 83 years, the pageant will be discontinued following its 2020 summer performances, part of the Church’s effort “to focus on gospel learning in their homes and to participate in Sabbath worship and the Church’s supporting programs for children, youth, individuals, and families” (read the official statement).

Don’t miss the final chance to watch a cast of more than 700 volunteers portray events from the Bible and the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, including trials of Lehi’s family and his descendants, the climactic visit of Jesus Christ to the Americas, and Joseph Smith receiving the plates.

The pageant is staged a few miles from Palmyra, New York, southeast of Rochester, on the Hill Cumorah, one of the Church's most significant landmarks. Latter-day Saints believe that near this area the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. received a record of ancient American peoples from an angel.

The production features a 10-level stage, 50-foot light towers, brilliant costumes, music recorded by the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square, and stunning special effects.  

The pageant begins at dusk and is performed nightly July 9–11, 14–18.

For more sites in this area, see the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center.