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An amphitheater is an oval, circular-shaped, or semi-circular area surrounded by rising ground and used for public performances, exhibitions, contests, games, etc. They can be found in many locations around the world. Amphitheaters posted under this category must be outdoors and open to the elements.
Expanded Description:
According to Wikipedia: The name amphitheater (alternatively amphitheatre) refers to a level, open space surrounded by an oval area that gradually ascends. The area may be a man-made structure or a natural geographic formation, but it is suited for seating people on the sloping area for the viewing of spectator sports, games, concerts, displays, rallies, or theatrical performances. An amphitheater can be classified as either an Ancient Amphitheater, a Contemporary Amphitheater, or a Natural Amphitheater.

Three Classifications of Amphitheaters:

Ancient Amphitheaters: An ancient amphitheater is particularly associated with ancient Rome and ancient Greece and was used for various types of public spectacles. In the Roman Empire, amphitheaters were round or oval in shape, forming a complete circle or ellipse, and were used for spectator sports, games, and displays. This is in contrast to a Greek classical amphitheater, which was semi-circular and used for theatrical performances (also gladiators). Click Here for Links to Some Examples of Ancient Amphitheaters.

               

Contemporary Amphitheaters: A contemporary amphitheater is a curved, acoustically vibrant performance space, particularly one located outdoors. Contemporary amphitheaters may include standing structures, sometimes curved or "bowl" shaped (referred to as bandshells), both behind the stage and behind the audience, creating an area which echoes or amplifies sound, making the amphitheater ideal for musical or theatrical performances. Click Here for Links to Some Examples of Contemporary Amphitheaters.

               

Natural Amphitheaters: A natural amphitheater is a performance space located in a spot where a steep mountain or a particular rock formation naturally amplifies or echoes sound, making it ideal for musical and theatrical performances. Notable natural amphitheaters include the Drakensberg amphitheatre in Drakensberg, South Africa, and the Echo amphitheatre, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, all of which are in the United States. Click Here for Links to Some Examples of Natural Amphitheaters.

               

Instructions for Posting a Outdoor Amphitheaters Waymark:
Although there may be some overlap in theaters covered under Live Stage Theaters and those that have Bandshells on site (both of which have their own category), there are many Amphitheaters that do not fit under either of those categories. All outdoor amphitheaters are welcome here.

Amphitheaters posted under this category must be outdoors and open to the elements, like those built in ancient Greece and pictured above. The seating must be embedded into/located on a hillside. Note: We're not looking for theater buildings, stadiums, or indoor arenas. We're looking for amphitheaters with the classical Roman or Greek design.

1. NAME: The name of the amphitheater and its location should be included in the title. Generally this should be the city/town, state and/or country -- whatever is appropriate to its location.

Example 1: St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, FL

Example 2: Epidaurus Amphitheater - Epidaurus, Greece

2. COORDINATES: These should be taken from within the amphitheater. If this is impossible for any reason, please state this in your description.

3. PHOTOS: At least two original photographs (taken by you) -- a view showing the entire amphitheater or major portion thereof (this should be the default photo), and a close-up clearly showing a sign with the name of the amphitheater. If there is no such sign, please state this and the requirement will be waived. A GPSr photo is not required.

4. LONG DESCRIPTION: Include as much information about the amphitheater as you can, especially its unique features and history. It must be different from the information posted in the Quick Description. You must cite your source if you copy any information directly from someone else. Waymarks with no Long Description will be returned for resubmission.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. However, if the waymark is written in a language other than English, an English translation is required. The English translation does not need to be perfect, just clear enough for the Officers and other viewers to understand what the waymark is about. And, as always, please cite your sources. Thank you!

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
When visiting a waymark, please take pictures that clearly show the amphitheater. If you have pictures with yourself in the amphitheater, that would be great too. Also, tell us a little about your visit.
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Outdoor AmphitheatersVista Amphitheater - Cave Creek, AZ

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The Vista Amphitheater is located in the Desert Awareness Park in Cave Creek, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/15/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersSan Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park Amphitheater - Escondido, CA

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A large amphitheater for a small state park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/12/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersTarraco Amphiteater - Tarragona, Catalonia

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Tarragona Amphitheatre is a Roman amphitheatre in the city of Tarragona, in the Catalonia region of north-east Spain. It was built in the 2nd century AD, sited close to the forum of this provincial capital.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manaies

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 8/3/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersSchanskop Amphitheatre - Pretoria, South Africa

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This small amphitheatre is at Fort Schanskop within the Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Spesbona

location: South Africa

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersVoortrekker Monument Amphitheatre - Pretoria, South Africa

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This amphiteatre is at the Voortrekker Monument and can seat 20,000 people.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Spesbona

location: Gauteng, South Africa

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersFreilichtbühne Weißensee - Germany/Berlin

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German: Freilichtbühne im Park am Weißen See.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord_Magnus

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersWildlife Theater - Oakland, CA

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An amphitheater in Oakland, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersOpenluchttheater Gorssel - Gorssel, NL

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Outdoor amphitheater Gorssel in Gorssel, at the junction Esdoornlaan / Molenweg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member h35per05

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 7/17/2015

last visited: 7/17/2015

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Outdoor AmphitheatersCarmel Valley Amphitheater - San Diego, CA

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Located at 3777 Townsgate Drive in Del Mar Heights.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 6/10/2015

last visited: 6/9/2015

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Outdoor AmphitheatersAmphithéâtre Cogeco, Trois-Rivières, Qc, Canada

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Au moment de soumettre l'Amphitéâtre Cogéco comme waymark, son inauguration était prévue dans un peu plus de 38 jours / When submitting the Cogéco Amphitheatre as a waymark, its grand opening was scheduled in just over 38 days.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeGrandChrist

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 6/7/2015

last visited: 8/1/2015

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Outdoor AmphitheatersRotary Amphitheater - Woodward Park - Fresno CA

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A modern structure for music concerts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersSinfonia Del Mar - Acapulco, Mexico

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The Sinfonia Del Mar is located on Avenue Aldolfo Lopez Mateos overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the southwest part of Acapulco, Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Guerrero, Mexico

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersParrot Bowl - Miami, FL

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The Parrot Bowl is an amphitheater at Jungle Island in Miami.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 4/14/2015

last visited: 2/19/2015

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Outdoor AmphitheatersSerpentarium - Miami, FL

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The Serpentarium is an amphitheater at Jungle Island in Miami.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 4/14/2015

last visited: 2/19/2015

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Outdoor AmphitheatersStorytelling Area Amphitheater - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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The Storytelling Area Amphitheater is at Bird Island Park, which is located behind the Ponte Vedra Beach library in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/13/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersJungle Theater - Miami, FL

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Jungle Theater is an amphitheater at Jungl Island in Miami.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 4/12/2015

last visited: 2/19/2015

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Outdoor AmphitheatersTown Amphitheater - Pisek, Czech Republic

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Town Amphitheater - Pisek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/5/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersDesert Botanical Garden Amphitheater - Scottsdale, Arizona

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This amphitheater consists of four rows of concrete benches in the Desert Botanical Garden in Scottsdale, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 3/23/2015

last visited: never

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Nový amfiteátr v parku Réna v Ivancicích

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/9/2015

last visited: 4/3/2015

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Amfiteátr v parku Réna v Ivancicích

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/9/2015

last visited: never

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Outdoor AmphitheatersBattery Worth Ampitheater -- Fort Pickens, Pensacola FL

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Outdoor amphitheater at Fort Pickens on the Gulf National Seashore in Pensacola Beach, Florida

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Florida

date approved: 2/18/2015

last visited: 2/24/2015

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Outdoor AmphitheatersAmphithéatre de la Chapelle de la Redoute - Ile de Ré, France

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Amphithéatre de la Chapelle de la Redoute.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lulu_et_compagnie

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 2/6/2015

last visited: 2/6/2015

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Outdoor AmphitheatersSaint-Étienne Amphitheater - Villandry, Centre, France

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Peitit amphithéatre de Villandry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre, France

date approved: 1/31/2015

last visited: 2/19/2012

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Outdoor AmphitheatersArena of Nîmes - Nimes, France

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The best time to visit, and to imagine the Roman spectacle is to visit during the two annual bullfights

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: 1/21/2011

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Outdoor AmphitheatersTeatro Romano - Trieste, Italy

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The Roman theatre of Tergeste is located under the hill of San Giusto.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Friuli–Venezia Giulia, Italy

date approved: 11/25/2014

last visited: never

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