Set in the historic city of Saint Augustine, Florida, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a
3,500-seat outdoor venue that is managed by the county parks & recreation department
and used for a variety of concerts and other large events.
Built in 1965 in honor of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city, the venue
was home to a historical play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Green. Running
continuously for over 30 years, the play described the founding of the Spanish settlement
in the area.
From 1997 to 2003, the venue hosted a Shakespeare festival and a number of other civic
events until the county started a nearly $9 million renovation project. The amphitheatre
reopened in 2007 with a new canopy making it an excellent location for a wide variety of
shows and performances.