March 16 - 18, 2017 St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The Venue

Venue Rules

What to bring when you come to a concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre:

  • Tickets
  • Seat Cushions
  • Poncho or Jacket
  • Blankets
  • Palm-size Point & Shoot Camera (unless prohibited by show)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

What NEVER to bring to a concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre:

  • Backpacks
  • Outside Food or Drinks
  • Umbrellas
  • Large Cameras with Detachable Lenses
  • Ipads or Tablets
  • Strollers
  • Weapons or items construed as weapons (e.g. guns, knives, sticks, fireworks)
  • Video Cameras
  • Audio Recorders
  • Musical Instruments
  • Gifts for the band
  • Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
  • Animals (except guide dogs)
  • Skateboards or inline skates
  • Personal property that is a potential hazard to others (e.g. chains, wallet chains or jewelry with spiked edges)

For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as condition of admittance. Please have your bags open and available for inspection.

Re-entry is permitted.

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.

Private vending (including tickets) is prohibited within the amphitheatre parking lot and grounds.

Intoxicated patrons may be denied admittance to the amphitheatre.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will not hold or be responsible for valuable items such as cameras and video cameras for you during the show. You will have to return them to your vehicle which can be far away if you park in our satellite lot. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Parking

There is free parking in the main lot (1340 A1A South) and at the Elks Lodge.

Location

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located on Anastasia Island next to Anastasia State Park and Recreation Area at 1340C A1A South.

History

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre was built in 1965 to commemorate St. Augustine’s 400th Anniversary as our nation’s oldest permanent European settlement. The 16-acre section of Anastasia State Park that makes up the amphitheatre grounds includes an old quarry where coquina rock was obtained to build early St. Augustine homes and commercial buildings, as well as the fort, Castillo de San Marcos.

Pulitzer-prize winner Dr. Paul Green wrote The Cross & Sword, a symphonic drama to re-enact the founding and early years of St. Augustine under Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Following the completion of the Amphitheatre in 1965, the play began its 32 year run on the stage. In 1973, Cross & Sword was designated “Florida’s Official State Play” by the State Legislature in recognition of the cultural and historic value of the production and the events portrayed on stage. In 1996, the Cross & Sword had its final performance.

In 2002, St. Johns County made the decision to invest in refurbishing the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. After 5 years of construction and a sizeable investment, the Amphitheatre is a state of the art performing arts venue with the capacity to hold up to 4100 concert goers. A brand new conference room, 4 concession stands, a merchandise area, a large plaza, and an elaborate arboretum of walking trails make up the new facility.

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