Security Policies

Please review our house rules and the prohibited items list to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable Amp experience.

House Rules

  • Be respectful of patrons, staff and our beautiful, natural, State Park environment.
  • Re-entry is not permitted.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection upon entrance.
  • Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
  • Drink Responsibly. Intoxicated patrons may be denied admittance to the venue.
  • Have Fun!

Prohibited Items

  • NO Audio or Video Recording Equipment
  • NO Backpacks or Drawstring Bags
  • NO Balloons
  • NO Bags Exceeding 12” x 12”
  • NO Cameras with Detachable Lenses
  • NO Camping or Folding Chairs
  • NO Coolers
  • NO Drones
  • NO Fireworks
  • NO Flashlights or Laser Pointers
  • NO Go-Pros
  • NO Illegal Drugs
  • NO iPads, Tablets, or Laptops
  • NO Musical Instruments or Noisemakers
  • NO Outside Food or Beverages
  • NO Pets: Service Animals Allowed
  • NO Poster Tubes (Show Specific)
  • NO Selfie Sticks
  • NO Signs Larger than 12" x 12"
  • NO Skates or Skateboards
  • NO Strollers
  • NO Umbrellas
  • NO Unauthorized Solicitation, Giveaways or Sampling 
  • NO Weapons of Any Kind: Pocket Knives, Firearms, Mace, Pepper Spray, Tasers, etc.
  • NO Wrapped Packages of Any Kind

Although by state law, the County cannot regulate the admission of patrons with weapons, the vast majority of private event promoters who use the Amphitheatre do not allow patrons with weapons to be admitted to their events. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any item at any time and prohibit any item deemed inappropriate for crowd safety.

Bag Policy

Please review our bag policy below and check out our visual guide linked here: Bag Policy.pdf

Approved Bags

  • Bags smaller than 6" x 6" x 6"
  • Tote or purse smaller than 12" x 6" x 12" (as long as all items are loose)
  • Clear plastic bag smaller than one gallon
  • Seat Cushion with no pockets, arms or zippers
  • Diaper Bag
  • Medically Necessary Bags (permitted after proper inspection)

All bags are subject to search.

Non-Approved Bags

  • Backpack
  • Plastic Bag with Printed Pattern
  • Seat Cushion with Metal Zippers
  • Over-Sized Tote Bag
  • Camel Pack
  • Folding Chair Bag
  • Binoculars Case
  • Camera Case
  • Umbrella
  • Soft Sided Cooler

Giddens Security - Now Hiring

Giddens Security Corporation is hiring for all positions at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and other events in St. Johns County! 

Starting pay rate $17.00/hr.

Visit and click on the “Careers” tab to complete an online application.

You are also welcome to stop by their corporate office at 528 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville FL 32205

Event Specific Guidelines

Additions and changes to the permitted / prohibited items list may change per event. Please check the event page for specific details before heading to the show.