St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Arboretum

St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Arboretum

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St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Arboretum

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Client: St. Johns County Board of Commissioners

Project Scope: Master Planning / Theme Development
Public Participation / Fundraising
Project Management & Permitting
Landscape Architecture

Architect: Les Thomas Architects, Inc.

Project Size: 12.9 acres

Project Description & Challenge

As the prime consultant, Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. provided a program, master plan, theme development, complete construction documents, and construction observation. Redeveloped as a cultural and heritage destination, the new 4,100-seat outdoor performing arts amphitheater was originally built as the home of the State play ‘Cross & Sword’. The facility includes a 15,000 sq. ft stage and back-of-house structure, partial covered seating, and patron services facilities. The site is sculpted a coastal oak hammock and includes an interpretive arboretum.


Recognized as one of the most successful small to medium outdoor amphitheaters in the country, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is truly ‘Rooted in Music & Community’. The planning and design of this multi-purpose facility regularly brings the community together for a variety of performing arts functions and weekly farmer’s market.

Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. | 34 Cordova Street, Suite A, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 | 904.825.6747