Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater



The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater is a unique venue with an intimate garden atmosphere ideal for performances, fundraisers, and special events located within Bartley Ranch Regional Park (at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road). Enter Bartley Ranch Regional Park off of Lakeside Drive which is about one half mile south of McCarran Boulevard.  As you cross the covered bridge, you will pass by the Historic Huffaker School, then continue on past the Western Heritage Interpretive Center, horse arena, and Flying B picnic pavilion to the amphitheater, tucked beneath the scenic Windy Hill.

A full stage building with dressing rooms, restrooms and available electricity offers a variety of options for concerts, award ceremonies, film premieres, plays, corporate meetings, fundraisers, and more. Space is also available opposite the ticket booth for autographs or sale of merchandise (CD’s, Raffle Tickets, T-shirts etc.). Supplements such as tents, chairs, tables, risers, flags, and podiums are available for use on request.

There are 403 permanent seats and grass seating for up to 500-600 people. Maximum occupancy for this facility is 1000 people. Grass seating patrons must bring blankets and low back folding chairs. While the rest of the park is available for our furry friends, there are sadly NO pets allowed and NO glass bottles allowed in the amphitheater.

 Reserving the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater:
  • Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance.
  • Reservations can be made no more than one year in advance from the current date.
  • A completed Robert Z Hawkins Performance Questionnaire must be submitted to
  • Contact Theater Manager Todd Harmon at (775) 828-6660 from May through September for more information, to schedule a walkthrough, or regarding a reservation. Off season, please contact Bartley Ranch at (775) 828-6612.

Fee Information:
6 hour minimum - $250.00/hour
Non-performance fee - $130.00/hour (applicable 6 hour minimum reservation)
$550.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

* Events requiring ticketing, special lighting, and sound system will incur additional charges.

All large, public amphitheater events require 2 security personnel hired through a Washoe County approved vendor. Current approved contractor is Allied Universal Security Services. Allied Security can be arranged through our Parks Reservation staff by calling (775) 823-6501Proof of security must be provided to our Parks Reservations office at least 30 days prior to the event.

Tech Services:

The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater proudly contracts with Starsound Audio Inc. for all audio, lighting, and video services during events. Starsound Audio is a local business that has been proudly serving the Reno/Sparks area for more than 30 years. All large, public amphitheater events are required to use at least one Starsound Engineer plus an additional lighting technician for any events after dark, in addition to any technicians that promoters supplement.


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There are 403 permanent seats and grass seating for approximately 500 additional attendants. Maximum occupancy for this facility is 1,000 people.
Grass seating patrons must bring blankets and/ or low back folding chairs.
No glass or pets allowed in the Amphitheater.

Note: Use of the nearby Flying B Pavilion is NOT included in Amphitheater Reservation. 

Large Events that overflow or restrict parking access may be asked to reserve additional facilities at District Park Manager's discretion.