Enjoy a live production, immerse yourself in the festivals and relax with a cool drink. Marvel at the passion and delivery as world renowned artists bring to life the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. This diverse music venue had concerts hosted by Dylan, Ringo Star and Bonnie Raitt.
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a venue for outdoor concerts and other large gatherings on A1A in St Augustine, Florida, United States. The Amphitheatre seats 3,493 persons, and is managed by the St. Johns County Parks & Recreation department. The Amphitheatre was built in 1965 to honour the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine. The land was originally part of Anastasia State Park. The amphitheatre itself was constructed in one of the old coquina quarries used to supply building materials for St. Augustine and the Castillo de San Marcos.
The Pulitzer Prize winning writer Paul Green was appointed to write a play to be performed at the Amphitheatre. The result was Cross and Sword: A Symphonic Drama of the Spanish Settlement of Florida, a musical re-enactment of the first years of St. Augustine's existence. Cross and Sword was designated the official state play in 1973 by the Florida Legislature. The play ran until 1996, when budget constraints ended its more than 30-year run.
The amphitheatre was used occasionally during the following years, though it did host a free summer Shakespeare Festival from 1997 to 2003. In 2002, St. Johns County acquired the property and the following year began an $8.7 million renovation. The promoted facility reopened in August 2007, which includes a fiberglass tensile canopy over the main stage.
The seating inside the amphitheatre is great and the ticket prices are very reasonable. The staff was very helpful and ensures your comfort for the duration of any concert. There are outstanding drinks and food stalls. The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Inc. (FOSAA) is a non-profit organization committed to making the Amphitheatre more accessible to the community. They organise farmers markets, online guitar auctions and other related services.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Travel Tips
- Illegal or un- prescribed drugs are not allowed, or pepper spray, no weapons of any kind, fireworks, and drugs or alcohol.
- Video Cameras, spiked jewellery, chains, are not allowed.
- Laptops, Computers, IPads, Audio Recorders, and Tripods are not allowed.
- No Strollers, Skateboards, Roller blades, umbrellas, chairs, or back packs.
- Animals are not allowed except service animals to aid guests with disabilities.
- No Gifts for the Band, or musical instruments.
- Smoking is only possible in the designated areas.
- A ticket is not required for children two and under if the child remains in the lap of the accompanying parent or guardian.
- If a seat is desired for the child a ticket must be purchased at regular price.
- Food, Candy, Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Beverages can be purchased inside the amphitheatre.
- Restaurants & Hotels are all nearby.
- Parking is located on-site at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and three satellite locations.
- For tickets to an upcoming event, please go to our EVENTS listing page for a direct link to purchase tickets online.
- Tickets for most events are sold via Ticketmaster. Some shows may have a different ticket seller per arrangements with the show’s promoter. Please see the show listing on our EVENTS page for specific show details.
- Accepted methods of payment include cash, local check, visa, MasterCard, and discover.
- Please note that during the first 2 hours of an on-sale, purchases at the box office may be limited to best available seating only. Those purchasing tickets will not be able to select specific seats.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Hours
- Group Sales- Please call Box Office to inquire.
- Closed on all St Johns County Holidays.
- Open until 1 hour after event time on event days.
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47.31% of people who visit St Augustine include St. Augustine Amphitheatre in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
38.97% of people start their St. Augustine Amphitheatre visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Augustine Amphitheatre
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St. Augustine Amphitheatre Reviews & Ratings
Good size venue, good vendors, organized layout, and SUPER friendly employees! The hired security were typical but the "Amp" employees were ridiculously amicable. But the best part? The sound quality is top notch. Definitely a good destination. Oh and the beach is up the national park road about a half mile.
First time ever there. Went to see ZZ Top. Excellent show. The venue itself was nice, everything was reasonably priced and there were an abundance of concession stands to keep lines to a minimum. Seating was decent, only saw a couple of spots that might have an obstructed view. I sat in section 301 about midway up and towards the center. No complaints on my seating. Definitely will be back. It's worth the trip from JACKSONVILLE.
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is THE premier outdoor venue for live music, festivals, craft shows, farmers markets and even a pirate invasion! The Amphitheatre is amply covered from the blistering sun unlike some outdoor venues. You will find ALL types of bands have played there from Peter Frampton to Willie Nelson and everything in between! If you haven't been to a concert there go now! You can also see up and coming groups on the amphitheatres "front porch" which gives them a great opportunity to get a following.
Probably the most well-run concert venue I've ever been to. You'll be shocked to learn that it's actually owned by the county government! The employees are all incredibly friendly and the drink options are solid.
Killer sound system. Great roster and bars near the stage with pretty bartenders. One of the coolest places in my book. Just don't drink on a broken heart.