Address, Directions and Event Locations

Where is the Gogue Center located? How do I get there?

The Gogue Performing Arts Center, which includes the Walter Stanley and Virginia Katharyne Evans Woltosz Theatre and the Amphitheatre at the City of Auburn Lawn and Porch, is located at 910 South College Street in Auburn, Alabama, at the intersection of South College Street and Woodfield Drive.

910 South College Street
Auburn, Alabama 36849

 

 

From Montgomery (via I-85 North)

• Take I-85 North to Exit 51 (South College Street / AL-147 North)
• Turn left at the exit onto South College Street
• Proceed north toward downtown Auburn
• The Gogue Center is located approximately 2.5 miles ahead on the left

From Birmingham (via US-280 East)

• Take US-280 East to North College Street / AL-147 South
• Turn right onto North College Street
• Proceed south toward downtown Auburn
• The Gogue Center is located approximately 8 miles ahead on the right

From Birmingham (via I-65 South and I-85 North)

• Take I-65 South to I-85 North
• Take I-85 North to Exit 51 (South College Street / AL-147 North)
• Turn left at the exit onto South College Street
• Proceed north toward downtown Auburn
• The Gogue Center is located approximately 2.5 miles ahead on the left

From Atlanta (via I-85 South)

• Take I-85 South to Exit 51 (South College Street / AL-147 North)
• Turn right at the exit onto South College Street
• Proceed north toward downtown Auburn
• The Gogue Center is located approximately 2.5 miles ahead on the left

From Columbus (via US-280 West)

• Take US-280 West to I-85 South
• Take I-85 South to Exit 51 (South College Street / AL-147 North)
• Turn right at the exit onto South College Street
• Proceed north toward downtown Auburn
• The Gogue Center is located approximately 2.5 miles ahead on the left

 

 

Will all Grand Opening Festival events take place at the Gogue Center?

All Grand Opening Festival performances and events that are open to the public will take place at the Gogue Center, including the following:

Thursday, August 22
LANY with special guest COIN
Amphitheatre

Friday, August 23
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with special guest Molly Tuttle
Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 24
Grand Opening Fête
featuring Michael Feinstein and Friends with Storm Large
and special guests Santiago Ballerini and Jeremy Samolesky
Woltosz Theatre

Sunday, August 25
Community Day
featuring outdoor activities and live performances by Kidd Black Disco Show, Don Clayton, Ella Langley Band, The Pine Hill Haints, and Peggy Jenkins and The Bizness
Amphitheatre

Accessibility

I use a wheelchair. Is accessible seating be available in the amphitheatre?

Yes. The Gogue Center is committed to making our performance and event venues accessible to the widest possible audience. An area has been reserved for patrons using wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

 

ATMs

Are ATMs located on-site?

No. There are no ATMs located at the Gogue Center. Our box office and concessionaires (including food trucks) accept cash and major debit/credit cards, including American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.

 

Attire

What should I wear?

Attire for the Grand Opening Fête is black-tie. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably and for warm weather for all outdoor performances and events. (It’s August. It’s Alabama. It’s hot.)

If you received a Grand Opening Festival invitation, please refer to the individual event invitation for details on what to wear to each event.

 

Cameras and Recording Devices

May I bring a camera to an event or performance?

Cameras are allowed, but use is limited. Cameras, camera phones, disposable cameras, and small digital cameras are allowed, but use is prohibited during performances unless otherwise noted. Professional cameras are prohibited without prior authorization. Any camera that has a detachable lens or a lens that extends more than one (1) inch from the camera will be considered professional. Tripods, monopods and selfie-sticks are not allowed.

Are cell phones permitted?

Yes. Cell phones are permitted, but all mobile and electronic devices should be turned off or silenced during performances.

 

Chairs

May I bring chairs into the amphitheatre?

Lightweight folding chairs will be permitted at performances and events in the amphitheatre during the Grand Opening Festival. Blankets, soft seat cushions and wind-inflatable air loungers are also permitted. Chairs may be limited to certain areas. On-site signage will provide additional direction.

 

Children

Can children attend Grand Opening Festival performances and events?

Children under three years of age will not be permitted to performances held in the theatre. Children must be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout the performance. Those unable to do so, along with the adult(s) accompanying them, may be asked by an usher to leave the theatre. Regardless of age, all patrons must have an individual ticket for ticketed performances in the theatre and amphitheatre. Children of all ages are welcome to attend Community Day on Sunday, August 25.

 

Clear Bag Policy

Does the amphitheatre have a bag policy?

Yes. Like many entertainment venues, the Gogue Center adheres to a clear bag policy in an effort to provide patrons and visiting artists with a safe and secure environment. Our clear bag policy mirrors the guidelines established by Auburn University for gamedays at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

What types of bags are not allowed in the amphitheatre?

The following types of bags are not allowed within the amphitheatre: backpacks, binocular cases, camera cases, clear backpacks, diaper bags, drawstring bags, fanny packs, mesh bags, oversized totes, pattern plastic bags, purses (larger than 6.5″ x 4.5″) and tinted plastic bags.

What happens if I show up to the entry gate with a bag that is not allowed in the amphitheatre?

The Gogue Center does not currently offer bag check or storage areas to guests attending events in the amphitheatre. Guests will be asked to return prohibited items to a secure off-site location or to discard them into the appropriate trash or recycling receptacles at the entry gate. The Gogue Center does not assume responsibility for any items lost, stolen or damaged.

If I have items I need to bring into the amphitheatre for medical reasons and they do not fit in a clear bag, what do I do?

Medically necessary items may be brought into the amphitheatre pending proper screening by security personnel.

 

Concessions

May I bring outside food or beverages into the theatre or amphitheatre?

No outside food or beverages are permitted within the Gogue Center. This includes performance and events at the amphitheatre.

Will concessions be available during outdoor events?

Yes. Local food trucks will be present for all outdoor performances and events during the Grand Opening Festival.

What forms of payment will vendors accept?

All food trucks will accept cash and major debit/credit cards, including American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.

Can I purchase alcohol during Grand Opening Festival events?

Age verification is required to purchase and consume alcohol at any outdoor performance or event where alcohol is sold. Guests wishing to purchase alcohol should visit the Age Verification tent for a wristband. Please be prepared to present a valid government-issued photo ID to receive a wristband.

 

Event Arrival

Where do I enter the amphitheatre?

Guests attending outdoor performances and events in the amphitheatre are required to enter through the entry gate located at the south end of the arrival plaza. Six entry lanes will be available to guests: VIP Access, Express Entrance and General Admission. The VIP Access lane is limited to guests with VIP passes, which are non-transferable and required for admittance. The Express Entrance lanes are reserved for guests entering the amphitheatre without bags. The General Admission lanes are for all other guests entering the amphitheatre.

Want to ensure a speedy entry into the amphitheatre? Help us keep the lines moving quickly by leaving your bags at home or securely stowed in your vehicle.

Parking

Should I be concerned about parking?

No. Ample parking will be available to accommodate patrons and visitors throughout the Grand Opening Festival. Several nearby parking lots will be open and available for use throughout the weekend. We do advise, however, that you allow ample time for parking and arrival. Carpooling and ridesharing are also recommended.

Where can I park?

Parking for all is available in the lots located at the corner of Lem Morrison and South Donahue drives (located across the street from the Auburn University School of Nursing). Limited parking will also be available at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

I received a VIP parking permit. Where should I park?

Please refer to your Grand Opening Festival invitations for details regarding reserved parking. If you received a VIP parking permit, you will need it to park in reserved locations. Attendants will be on-site to assist you with any parking needs. Please be sure to properly display the provided permit (for each day/event) in your vehicle by hanging it from your rear-view mirror. Parking permits are non-transferable and valid only for the issued date.

Will accessible parking be available?

Yes. Accessible parking will be available for guests with mobility concerns. Accessible parking is available in the Gogue Center parking lot located on Woodfield Drive between South College Street and South Donahue Drive. Appropriate permits are required.

May I park my bicycle at the Gogue Center?

Yes. Several bicycle racks are located at the Gogue Center.

 

Pets and Service Animals

Are pets allowed at the Gogue Center?

For the safety of your pet and other patrons, pets are not permitted.

May I bring my service animal to a performance or event?

Service animals are welcome. Our policy, consistent with ADA’s revised guidelines, defines “service animal” as limited to a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the individual’s disability. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents him or her from using these devices. Individuals who cannot use such devices must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective methods.

 

Rain

What happens if it rains?

Scheduled events will take place rain or shine. Guests are advised to check our website and social media outlets for weather-related updates. We will send performance- and event-related announcements via email in the coming weeks to keep you apprised of any Grand Opening Festival schedule changes.

To join our mailing list, click here. Please add gpactickets@auburn.edu to your address book and safe sender list.

 

Restrooms

Are restrooms available in the amphitheatre?

Restrooms will be available during all performances and events held in the amphitheatre. Accessible restrooms will be located on-site as well.

 

Safety and Medical Assistance

The Gogue Center strives to maintain a safe, secure and healthy environment for our patrons and guests, visiting artists and staff. Trained security professionals, police officers and emergency medical staff will be available on-site throughout the Grand Opening Festival. If you need medical assistance, please go to our Emergency Services area or look for an emergency responder or Gogue Center staff member.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.

 

Seating

Is seating for Grand Opening Festival events assigned or first come, first served?

Performances and events in the amphitheatre are general admission and lawn seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating for the Grand Opening Fête (Saturday, August 24) in the Woltosz Theatre is assigned. Ushers will be on-site to assist you in finding your seat.

 

Tickets

Are tickets required for performances and events?

Tickets (issued by the Gogue Center) are required for the following Grand Opening Festival performances and events:

Friday, August 23
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with special guest Molly Tuttle
Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 24
Grand Opening Fête
featuring Michael Feinstein and Friends with Storm Large
and special guests Santiago Ballerini and Jeremy Samolesky
Woltosz Theatre

We can not guarantee admission for tickets purchased through a third-party seller. 

Are tickets required for the University Program Council concert on Thursday, August 22?

Tickets are not required for Thursday evening’s concert featuring LANY and special guest COIN. Attendance, however, is limited to Auburn University students, faculty and staff only and a valid Auburn University ID is required in lieu of a ticket.

Do I need tickets for Community Day on Sunday, August 25?

No. Community Day is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for admission to the amphitheatre or to the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

I’ve lost my festival tickets. What do I do?

If you received or purchased tickets to any Grand Opening Festival event (including the Grand Opening Fête) and have since lost them, please contact our patron services team as soon as possible at 334.844.8497.

 

Additional Auburn University Policy

In order to maintain a safe, secure and healthy environment for our patrons and guests, visiting artists and staff, the Gogue Performing Arts Center adheres to the following Auburn University policies:

Dangerous Weapons and Firearms Policy
The possession or use of any dangerous or potentially dangerous weapons or instruments at any time is strictly prohibited.

Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy
The unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illicit drugs or alcohol by students, employees and guests at any time is strictly prohibited.

Smoke-Free Campus Policy
The use of tobacco products—including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, smokeless tobacco, vaporizers and any other smoking or “vaping” device—at any time is strictly prohibited.

For more information on these and other university policies, visit auburn.edu.

 

 

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