Epcot's American Gardens Theater

Across the promenade from the American Adventure on the shore of World Showcase Lagoon sits the America Gardens Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater and entertainment venue. The America Gardens Theater features a high-quality sound system and hosts concerts, singers, and bands from around the world. The intimate size of the venue affords every guest spacious seat with a great view to settle in for a show.

America Gardens TheaterAmerica Gardens Theater
Throughout the Year American Gardens plays hosts to numerous Special Events:

  • The International Flower and Garden Festival in the spring showcase popular musicians from the 60's and 70's in the "Flower Power" concert Series.
  • Summer season plays host to ever changing selection of tribute bands in the "Sounds Like Summer" Concert Series.
  • During the week of July 4th Epcot's Own Voices of Liberty frequently give concerts on the American Gardens stage rather than in their usual home of the American Adventure Rotunda.
  • Fall brings the International Food and Wine Festival and it's "Eat to the Beat" concert series, which gives a stage to popular musical performers from the 80's and 90's.
  • During the holiday season, the theater hosts the Candlelight Processional. The show includes an orchestra and massed choir that perform traditional holiday songs while a guest celebrity retells the biblical story of Christmas.



Admission to the American Gardens Theater is included in your regular admission to Epcot. Some events are extremely popular and seating is difficult to get, while others don't draw as large of a crowd. It is not uncommon to need to queue up two hours before a scheduled concert for the more popular shows.

Have you enjoyed a show or two at the American Gardens Theater? What have been your favorite performances? Leave a comment and let us know who you've seen on stage at this fantastic venue!

cindersmum wrote on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 08:11:

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I remember seeing, I think in 1996, and thinking wonderful, Riverdance. Was mesmerized!

Carol wrote on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:26:

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Wish they would hsve concerts there year yound

Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 11/17/2012 - 15:38:

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Carol - Wouldn't that be lovely if there were big name concerts all year long? I can think of lots of entertainers that I would love to see in that venue.

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