Plan Your Visit to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Your Next Vacation

St. Augustine is the perfect option if you’re looking for a vacation spot with plenty to see and do besides simply going to the beach. This city does give you access to the beach, but it also offers plenty of unique dining opportunities, fascinating history everywhere you look, and one-of-a-kind shops to pick up unique souvenirs.

When you’re staying in our St. Augustine rentals, you can experience all this and more. You may also want to watch a performance at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Here’s everything you need to know before you visit!


Before you come out to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, you might be interested in learning a bit of its backstory. The amphitheater itself was constructed in 1965, but the reason for its construction dates back much further; the amphitheater was built in honor of the 400th anniversary of the city. The breathtaking Anastasia State Park was chosen As the location of the 16-acre amphitheater, offering plenty of space for performances for years to come.

When the amphitheater was built, a unique play was also commissioned. The city commissioned Paul Green, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, to create a play called Cross and Sword, depicting the city’s founding. This play became recognized as the official state play of Florida and ran for a whopping 32 years! The theater was renovated beginning in 2002 and now can entertain up to 4,100 patrons at a time.


The St. Augustine Amphitheatre wouldn’t be what it is today without FOSAA, or the Friends of St. Augustine Amphitheatre. This nonprofit organization was created in 2009 and is committed to making the facilities more accessible and bringing guests of all ages to experience the majesty of the amphitheater. Although FOSAA is a separate entity from the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, this organization supports all kinds of events here.

One of the most popular events supported by FOSAA is the Children’s Art Festival, bringing kids from all around the area to bring out their creativity and participate in the celebration. FOSAA is also instrumental in running the Music and Arts Summer Camp for local elementary school kids and Camp Rock for middle and high school students. Finally, FOSAA distributes several grants allowing other nonprofits and schools to hold events and activities at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

Events and Tickets

There’s truly no limit to the fun events you can attend at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Some of their incredible upcoming events include concerts with Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Lee Brice, and other well-known musical acts. You can also attend community events like the Good Friday service held by the local Colonial Church. Keep your eye on the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s website to learn more about even more fun events in the future!

How to Buy Tickets

So, how can you come to see a show at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre anyway? Well, you’ll need to buy some tickets! Ticket prices can vary depending on the show that you’re seeing. You can purchase your tickets online or in person at the Box Office. The Box Office is open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can find the Box Office at the amphitheater’s main entrance. If you’re planning to pay with credit or debit, bring your ID. 

If you’re planning to get tickets at Will Call, you’ll find them located at the Box Office. You can get your tickets as early as two hours before the gates open on the day of your show. If you plan to order tickets through a service other than the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the facility only recommends ordering through Ticketmaster.  

AMP Guide – Overview of the Facility

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has tons of features to take advantage of and unique performance space. You can find free parking within the Anastasia State Park or the nearby RB Hunt Elementary School Soccer Field. Park here and get on the free shuttle to the amphitheater 60 minutes prior to the performance! Some premium parking is also available for a fee. Once you arrive, you’ll be asked to conduct a security screening involving wands and bag checks. 

Inside the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, you can come to the Information Booth to ask any questions or give feedback to the staff. You’ll find it under the red tent near the entrance. Hungry while you’re here? Stop by the concession stand! The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is also equipped with ADA-compliant facilities, baby changing stations in all restrooms, and a convenient ATM.

Other Events

Musical performances are just the beginning of what you can experience here at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. There are often community events held at the venue, some of which are entirely free to attend! 

One of the most notable community events here at the facility is the Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can not only meet some incredible locals, but you can also pick up fresh produce, browse handmade arts and crafts, and enjoy some live entertainment! You can also enjoy the Night Market when it returns from its brief hiatus. During this event, all kinds of local food trucks satisfy hungry guests as they listen to live music, enjoy a full bar, and check out all the arts, crafts, and goods on display.


You can find the St. Augustine Amphitheatre located at 1340C A1A South, just a short drive away from our most popular St. Augustine vacation rentals! The hours of the venue may vary depending on the event that is occurring. The Box Office is open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Should you need to reach the Box Office by phone, call (904) 209-0367. General information can be found by visiting their website or calling (904) 209-3746.

Plan Your Visit

If you’re ready to experience all the history and events that the St. Augustine Amphitheatre has to offer, book your Ocean Gallery vacation rental now! Our rentals fill up quickly and St. Augustine is calling your name!

Where to Stay

Visiting the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for an incredible show is just one part of your vacation. There’s so much more to this beautiful city, after all! Why not spend a weekend or an entire week exploring everything that St. Augustine offers?

The Ocean Gallery proudly offers a wide range of vacation properties, so you can rest assured that you’ll have plenty of room for everyone when you’re coming or how many people you’re bringing with you. Our rental properties are always fully equipped with the creature comforts of home, including amenities like high-speed WiFi, totally stocked kitchens, cozy living spaces, and flat-screen TVs.

Beyond our well-equipped and conveniently located rentals, The Ocean Gallery stands out thanks to our dedication to our guests. You’ll feel like part of our family by the time you leave! No question or request is too big or small for us to tackle. Please get to know our staff now by reaching out and enquiring about our St. Augustine vacation rentals!