Marcus Garvey Park, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater

New York, New York, USA

The park’s amphitheatre had been a popular destination for almost 40 years, but was in need of a renovation to improve its limited performance capabilities, seating, and sightlines. The new design brings the audience closer to the performers and improves the visibility of the action on stage. Other improvements include a roof canopy which provides shade to park-goers, improved seating, and performer support spaces.

Marcus Garvey Park, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Owner

City Parks Foundation, NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation

Architect

Cooper, Robertson & Partners | Lundquist and Stonehill Architects (1969 architect)

Acoustician

Akustiks

Users

City Parks Foundation, NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation, local users

Seat count

1600

Construction type

Mixed

Theatre type

Outdoor venue, Community

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2011

Venue website

nycgovparks.org

Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Marcus Garvey Park, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
Credit: Robert Benson Photography