As one of the largest fully-covered amphitheaters in the United States, the Lincoln Amphitheatre is a majestic 1,500-seat venue located conveniently just off of Interstate 64 halfway between Evansville, Ind., and Louisville, Ky., within Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, Ind.—the boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln. The venue, a crown jewel for live outdoor entertainment and events in southern Indiana, has been under the management of the Indiana Destination Development Corporation since 2015.
***TIME ZONE INFORMATION***: The Lincoln Amphitheatre is located in the central time zone. All times listed on ticketing pages, on social media, and/or on our website are CENTRAL.
Clear Bag Policy ***New in 2023***: Newly implemented for the 2023 season, the Lincoln Amphitheatre has a clear bag policy. Our guidelines are the same as most other venues in and around our area: any bags allowed through our gates must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC tote bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”. Small clutch bags (up to 4.5” x 6.5”) will still be allowed.
Accessible Seating: We provide accessible seating on the upper level of the amphitheatre, specifically, the back three rows. If you require special assistance, please inform an usher and they will be happy to assist you. Additionally, we would request that, if you are seated in the last three rows, if it is requested of you and you do not require accessible seating that you please make your seat available to seniors and/or those with disabilities. Newly added in 2022, handrails were installed down the top nine rows across all of our aisles to allow better, easier, and safer ingress/egress to the full seating area for all of our guests. Wheelchair seating is located at the rear of the venue on both the east and west sides. Please note that if rain develops before or during a performance, this wheelchair area (or portions of it) can become wet. Additionally, there are platforms on the east and west side of the seating area closer to the stage for wheelchair and accessible seating. We are happy to assist in getting you to this location—when on site, please find an usher and they will help get you where you'd like to go.
Seating: The Lincoln Amphitheatre is a fully-covered, open air facility. All 1,500 seats have chair backs and arm rests. Our seating in both our general admission section and our VIP section is festival-style/first-come, first-served basis. There are no obstructed or partially-obstructed views and the back row is only 90 feet from the Kyana Woodstock Performance Stage—in short, there isn't a bad seat in the house!
Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer can be found at each of the four entrances/exits to our seating area, as well as in the concessions building. We encourage our guests to use it often during time with us.
Pets and Coolers: Both pets and coolers are prohibited at the Lincoln Amphitheatre.
Concessions/Beer/Wine: The Lincoln Amphitheatre offers a full concessions stand (hamburgers/cheeseburgers, hot dogs, brats, grilled chicken sandwiches, Pepsi products, nachos, pretzels, popcorn, candy, and more!), as well as beer and wine (variety of choices) for our guests who are 21 and over. Credit and cash are accepted for concessions, but beer/wine sales are cash only. For your convenience, Spencer County Bank has an ATM onsite and it is *fee free*.
Lost and Found: Lost and found is located in the box office (first building on your left when walking up from the parking lot) for your convenience. If after the event, please call 812-937-2329 to check whether any lost items have been turned in.
“I am Humble Abe Lincoln” Exhibit: Before the concert or production, or during intermission, we invite you to walk through our exhibit entitled “I am Humble Abe Lincoln.” This exhibit provides historical background about the Lincoln family's time in Spencer County and is self-guided.
First Aid: If you require first aid, please inform an usher and they will direct you to our First Aid station located on the northwest side of the "I am Humble Abe Lincoln" exhibit building.
Restroom Facilities: Restrooms are at the rear of the amphitheatre on the far ends (east and west) of the mezzanine. If in need of an accessible restroom, the west building is fully accessible.
Photography: Use common sense, best judgement, and best practices when taking pictures. The use of flash photography is highly discouraged during the concerts, and, for obvious reasons, prohibited during the play. However, we do want you to promote our venue and our events on social media, so, for that reason, photography is allowed during the concerts, but, for the play, only before, during intermission, and/or after the performance.
Professional Photography Before, During, and After Performances: The Lincoln Amphitheatre has a professional photographer onsite for all performances. The images captured on any given evening can and will be used for social media promotion and potential future marketing uses. If you do not want your likeness used in that manner, please reach out to the Amphitheatre's box office at email@example.com or by phone at 812-937-2329.
Cry Room: If you have a restless child during a concert or theatrical performance, please take them to the air-conditioned cry room at the rear of the theatre where you can continue to enjoy the performance without the worry of disturbing others.
Smoking and Vaping: Smoking is prohibited inside of the Lincoln Amphitheatre by state law, as is the use of electronic cigarettes/vaping pens. If you must smoke or vape, there is a designated smoking area behind the concessions building. Should you have trouble finding it or the signs marking its location, please look for an usher and they will point you in the correct direction. Please also make effort to utilize the appropriate disposal receptacle for cigarette butts.
ATTENTION TAILGATERS: Due to parking limitations, please have any extra vehicles park in the Troy Road overflow parking area. It is a short walk to the Amphitheatre's parking lot and an asphalt trail is available. Additionally, if you have people in your group that are coming for pre-show tailgating but aren't actually attending the performance, it is a Lincoln State Park/DNR requirement that they: 1) pay to enter the park at the front gate ($7 per Indiana car, $10 per out of state car) and 2) park in the Troy Road overflow. Your adherence to this rule is greatly appreciated by the Amphitheatre staff as we hope to continue to allow tailgating at our performances.
We look forward to hosting you during our 2023 performance series! If we have not answered your question on this page, please feel free to reach us at LincolnAmphitheatre@visitindiana.com or by phone at 812-937-2329.
The Amphitheatre made its debut in 1987 with a drama about young Lincoln's life in Indiana.
The Amphitheatre was re-imagined in 2015 w/ a new partnership between DNR & IDDC.
The 2023 performance series promises to be another great season of creating memories!
The Rivalry will make a timely return to our Kyana Woodstock Performance Stage on June 22-24!
From rock and roll, to country, to theatrical, to soul—2023 has something for everyone!