The Greensboro Amphitheater is a fairly new space. Previously the Canada Dry bottling plant, it was purchased in 2008 by The Coliseum Complex, an acclaimed facility consisting of museums, banquet halls, an enormous aquatic center, and more.

They envisioned a large, outdoor event space, where visitors and residents alike could come together and enjoy themselves. The Coliseum has always been a staple for the community of Greensboro, but the amphitheater provided them with more opportunities and endless entertainment during the warmer months. Named in honor of the Greensboro official tree, white oaks were even planted around the venue’s lush perimeter.

white oak amphitheater

The diverse event list brings in rock concerts, festivals, arts & crafts, community events, and even hosts the entertainment at the annual Central Carolina Fair. The event calendar runs May through October, in rain or shine.

The venue provides guests with concessions of food and beverages and does not allow outside food in the venue. Lawn chairs are available for rent at $5 a chair, though guests are welcome to bring blankets. If using a lawn chair, the Coliseum asks that they be left on the lawn at the end of the event for staff to recover.

The amphitheater prefers to keep events friendly to all. If guests wish to smoke there are marked smoking locations on the Hanner Street concourse. Smoking is strictly forbidden in the event area, including the lawn.

For guests with hearing impairments, interpreters are available free of charge. They should be requested at least 10 days prior to the event for scheduling purposes. Patrons who request interpreters may need to be seated together.

ADA seating is available in the amphitheater. Please see the seating chart to get a better idea of where they are located.

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

White Oak Amphitheatre is one of several facilities at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The entire complex is designed to serve the citizens of Greensboro and the surrounding area through a variety of activities including cultural events, concerts, theater, and other educational or artistic enrichment opportunities. It’s also frequently used for exhibits, community events, public and private events, trade shows, and other similar purposes.

The White Oak Amphitheater is, in fact, one of 8 venues that has seating for thousands of guests across a massive reserved seating section and a wide and scenic lawn seating area. Every year, the amp hosts a variety of stunning events that has drawn crowds from the city of Greesnboro, NC and nearby cities, states, and territories. Some events have even drawn audiences from the otherside of the country as well as international visitors and performers.

The entire complex is frequently rented and booked for shows all year round, with over 1,100 events on an average annual basis. It’s incredible versatility and range of events has made it one of the most popular venues in the United States.

What Is It Like At the Amphitheater

But what is the fan experience like? What can you expect when you visit the venue for a show?

According to reviews, there’s a lot of beauty to experience at the venue and in the adjacent facilities. Many fans enjoy visiting hte nearby Aquatic Center before the show to put them in the right chill vibe for amazing concerts and exciting live performances by the big names of music and comedy. Besides that, the arrangement of the seating and lawn makes sure that you can enjoy the breeze, the smell of the freshly tended grass, as well as some of the most comfortable outdoor venue seating in the Carolinas.

As far as the guests themselves, there’s an unmistakable sense of fun and thrills that you’ll feel from the moment you arrive. White Oak Amp guests are positive, welcoming, and ready to have a good time. So when you arrive, it’s almost impossible to walk away without a smile. And that energy reaches the stage and performers often play some of the best shows of their careers when they play at White Oak Amp.