Make a plan to come early and enjoy food and drinks with your friends. The grounds open two hours before every performance. Pack a picnic or visit our onsite cafe and bar, find a seat, and relax before your show! Don’t forget you can bring food and drink into the amphitheater, so no need to rush.

Patrons bringing their own food will need to purchase a picnic pass for $10 per person.

Passes can be purchased at the box office, cash only.

If you purchase food at the Bruns cafe, you will not need a pass.

The picnic pass supports the upkeep of the grounds.

The North Star Grove features picnic tables in your choice of shade or sun during the day. The North Star Grove’s crowning jewel is Bruce Johnson’s North Star sculpture with a seat allowing intrepid climbers to peer through a hole and view the North Star at night.

The Cafe at The Bruns: As we recover from the last year, we hope you will support us by purchasing your food onsite.

For Snapshot:You will be able to purchase wine, beer, coffee and tea, as well as an assortment of sandwiches and charcuterie plate.

For the Festival: There will be full meals with the ability to order ahead.


The Talking Grove:  General Director Mark Streshinsky gives informal talks 45 minutes before curtain. The grove includes picnic tables and benches.


The Bruns Plaza is an ADA accessible paved area with pistachio trees, string lights, and cafe tables, located close to the restrooms and Amphitheater.