Amphitheater

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New Andover Amphitheater

Visitors to Central Park will soon be able to utilize a new addition to the park with the Andover Amphitheater. The design process for the municipal Amphitheater is nearing completion as the Andover Amphitheater Design Committee has worked closely with LK Architecture to finalize the plans. Members on the design committee represented Andover from a variety of backgrounds, including members from City Council, City Hall, CVB, and the Andover community.

Groundbreaking for the Amphitheater is set for June 17, 2017, at the 5th annual Concert in the Park. The project is estimated to take under 1 year to finish, with completion occurring before the 6th annual Concert in the park in 2018. The amphitheater will provide a versatile venue and a beautiful landmark for the Andover community.

The design includes aspects of the surrounding buildings and use of the natural features in the park. The goal was to blend the Amphitheater’s aesthetics, function, and size seamlessly into the park without altering the park’s natural beauty.  The project will include a dock, control area, and a flat concrete and turf seating area immediately in front of the stage; all surrounded by a bowl with In and Out of Bowl seating. Seating will total approximately 10,000 people. Location of the Amphitheater will be just Southwest of “The Lodge” in Central Park at 1607 E. Central Ave. Facing North, this will put the setting summer sun out of the eyes and to the side of both performers and audience.

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The summer Concert in the Park series stemmed from the desire of the Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to build a permanent outdoor amphitheater in Central Park. The CVB decided in late 2012 the best way to gauge interest in the project would be to host free summer concerts. With the huge resulting success, the CVB decided to move along with the project. The Amphitheater will serve the community by hosting everything from small events, such as band and theatre performances, to the Concert in the Park and Greater Andover Days. The Amphitheater will also be available to rent for private events like weddings and family reunions.


The following image, created by LK Architecture, is the current site plan of the Amphitheater and surrounding area. The image provides the relative position, orientation, size, and conceptual information for the amphitheater.

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Keep up with the progress of the construction of the amphitheater, as well as, events that are taking place in Central Park.