Amphitheater Renovation

These are images of the actual renovation of the Upper Quarry Amphitheater currently going on, they will be updated frequently. Select any of the thumbnail images below to scroll through slideshow and you can see the improvements as they happen. All photos are taken by Flint Builders.

Learn more about the Amphitheater, how it has so positively affected the many lives that have passed through UCSC. It has been a special place for ceremonies, music and dance, faculty-led classes, graduations, inaugurations as well as lectures by people prominent in their field. It was closed due to disrepair in 2006 and will re-open in 2017, renovated and ready to host the many events to come. What will it be to you?

  • Moving in equipment to begin work.
  • Demo begins
  • More demolition
  • Truck emptying gravel for fire lane
  • Gravel laid down for fire lane
  • Workers looking at their work after laying down gravel road.
  • Demolition of main staircase
  • Preparing straw wattle for storm water control
  • Image of site being surveyed
  • Grading and surveying area
  • Grading completed
  • Panorama view after demo is complete.
  • Image of construction of access path.
  • Excavation begins to install A/V
  • 2nd photo of installation of AV
  • Image of excavation for bench seating.
  • Overview of construction.
  • Image showing flooding during heavy rains.
  • Panorama view of current construction.
  • Grading and trenching for seating
  • Saw-cutting in prep for bench seating.
  • Grading and trenching continues for bench seating.
  • Marking area for bench seating.
  • Current picture of work in amphitheater.
  • Electrical main lines installing down seating area.
  • Showing mock-up of concrete benches for seating.
  • Concrete pour of new benches
  • Close-up of concrete being poured for new benches.
  • Temporary roadways installed for construction vehicles.
  • Trench being dug to place power lines in ground.
  • Men in trench digging storm drains.
  • Digging holes for slope protection installation.
  • Installing webbing to protect hill in backof amphitheater.
  • View of part of the hill protection webbing after installation.
  • Up close view of webbing installed.
  • Full view of installed slope protection completed.
  • Colored marks on path show where existing utilities are located.
  • Demolition of path to make way for new electrical services.
  • Capping communication conduits with concrete.