Trial of Jack McCall


The Trial of Jack McCall has been performed in Deadwood since the mid-1920s, making it one of nation’s longest running plays. The play is based on the actual trial which took place in the mining camp of Deadwood after Jack McCall murdered James Butler "Wild Bill” Hickok. Wild Bill was playing poker in Nuttal and Mann’s Saloon No. 10 and was shot in the back of the head while holding Aces and Eights, forever known as the "Dead Man’s Hand".

This is a family-friendly show where the selected members of the audience participate in the performance serving as jurors in the trial. The show is held nightly Monday through Saturday with the schedule as outlined below. There is a nominal fee for the show. Tickets can be purchased by using the calendar on the bottom of this page or by calling 1-800-344-8826


$8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $4 Children (ages 6-12) and Children 5 and under are free. 


Call (800) 344-8826
Book online or purchase tickets at the door before the show.  Tickets are also available on the information wagon on Main Street.

  • 7:35 p.m. - Shooting of Wild Bill and the Capture of Jack McCall Main Street in front of the Saloon No. 10
  • 8:00 p.m. - Trial at the Historic Masonic Lodge Theatre Top of Main Street next to the Silverado

Blackout dates apply.

May 22 - September 21, 2021

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