Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is an unmissable stop for music enthusiasts, fitness buffs and friends looking for an adrenaline rush – as well as those wanting a challenging fitness workout atop its steep stone steps!

Ship Rock on the southern side and Creation Rock on the northern provide concerts with an imposing setting.


Red Rocks was designed with great care to create its beautiful amphitheatre seating experience, both aesthetically and acoustically. You won’t believe your eyes when viewing Red Rocks! Whether sitting at lower level or higher up, you will be absolutely mesmerised by its views and sound acoustics.

Since opening its doors in 1971, the amphitheater has played host to legendary opera singers and top bands across multiple genres. It is the fourth largest venue by attendance worldwide and highest grossing outdoor arena of any size.

Red Rocks provides wheelchair accessible seating in Row 1 between seats 1 and 70; Row 2, seating 6-21 is reserved for guests with limited mobility. Visitors with disabilities may request an ASL interpreter or assistive listening device by emailing Red Rocks seven days in advance of any ticketed event; vaccine and bag policies vary, so for more specifics visit Red Rocks website directly; Buy Tickets makes browsing events at Red Rocks easy by providing instantaneous ticket selection capabilities.


Red Rocks Amphitheatre features ramps, accessible parking and seating as well as dedicated staff to provide patrons with disabilities a comfortable concert-going experience at this iconic venue. Both its front row and top seating levels are wheelchair accessible while Rows 1 through 70 have limited spaces reserved specifically for people living with a disability.

Alison Butler, Director of Denver‘s Division of Disability Rights announced that in 2022 the first row will be transformed to provide fully accessible seating for concertgoers who use wheelchairs, while an area dedicated to those with deaf, hard of hearing or blindness will also be created.

To prevent scalping of highly sought-after wheelchair accessible seats, a new policy was instituted in 2018. When entering rows 1-4, ticketholders must present both their Row 1 ticket and government issued ID as proof they require the designated seats, so as to guarantee only those in need receive them, she says.


Red Rocks Amphitheatre provides ample, free parking onsite and usually opens two hours prior to an event starting. If attending an event that has sold out, make sure that you arrive early so as to guarantee yourself a spot!

Parking lots at venues typically fill quickly, so it is advisable to arrive early so as to secure one of the more desirable spots and reduce walking distance to reach the concert area.

An increasingly popular option for reaching outdoor venues is using shuttle services, as this helps avoid traffic and parking problems and allows guests to relax and take in all that spectacular outdoor scenery. There are plenty of affordable shuttle service companies online with pickup services from hotels or bars nearby – perfect if your destination event requires it!

Food & Drink

Concession stands can be found throughout Red Rocks amphitheater and visitors center and offer food and drink, such as chicken fingers, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn candy pizza and draft or canned beers wine margaritas Coke products and coffee. Red Rocks does not permit glass containers so bring along your own water bottle or hydration pack with you for safety!

Sunblock should always be worn when taking advantage of your spot at an amphitheater, and having a good shade canopy may also come in handy.

Ship Rock Grille offers a pre-show dining option within the amphitheater that’s sure to please. Nestled between two boulders, its menu rivals only the breathtaking surroundings – making concert nights extremely busy! For optimal experience, reservations should be made up to 90 days ahead.