Most seating in this 3,750 stone-seat amphitheater is general admission, meaning 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 and are a remarkable feat of human ingenuity.
As historically impressive as it is, sitting on large rocks and dirt can get bumpy. The Mountain Play rents and sells stadium seats (Cushions with a Back and No Legs) for $10 and up. You are welcome to bring blankets, towels, or cushions to sit on. If you bring any chairs or seating with legs, they will not be allowed in the amphitheater. If you bring a picnic, remember that the path behind you is the foot space for the row above.