Opening in Spring 2024, the new Atrium Health Amphitheater will have up to a 12,000-person capacity with covered and fixed seats, lawn seats, green space, artists’ dressing rooms, a green room, ticket booths, vendor and event areas, transitional walkways, specific areas for crews, retail areas, and other amenities.
In May 2022, the venue’s management, hospitality, and partnership oversight was awarded to Oak View Group, current managers of the Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium, bringing the Atrium Health Amphitheater in as the third venue within the Macon Centreplex.
The construction of the new amphitheater is part of a larger revitalization effort surrounding the redevelopment of the Macon Mall. It will undergo a major redevelopment plan that would, in addition to building the amphitheater, keep its current retail stores, bring in more retail, attract new restaurants into and around the Mall, relocate government offices to vacant spaces, and include new sporting activities, such as a large indoor pickleball center.
The project will not cost taxpayers any additional money. Rather, bonds are being issued that will be repaid for with rents already being paid at the mall and future rents from new businesses and offices locating there. The bonds were authorized by the Commission in November, and those funds will be used to build the amphitheater, make upgrades to the Mall, and allow for interior buildout to occur to attract new tenants.