1938 Cushing Amphitheatre construction

Most seating in this 3,750 stone seat amphitheatre is general admission, meaning that the seats are first-come, first-served. People often arrive early for the show to picnic at their seats, hike, and enjoy the state park. These stone seats were built by the Works Project Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from 1936 to 1940. They were mined from Mount Tamalpais itself and are a remarkable feat of human ingenuity.

As historically impressive as it is, sitting on large rocks and dirt can get a little bumpy. We suggest bringing blankets, towels, or cushions to sit on. If you bring any chairs or seating with legs, they will not be allowed in the amphitheatre. We also rent and sell stadium chairs (seats with NO LEGS) for $10 and up. If you bring a picnic, remember that the path behind you is the foot space for the next row. Please be aware of your neighbors and embrace kindness.