About the Amphitheater

The Davies Amphitheater has been a premier performance venue in Southwest Iowa since the early 1980s.  It is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to bringing quality entertainment to the Glenwood area.  The amphitheater is the type of community treasure rarely found in small towns.


In 1980, Charles Davies left $750,000 from his estate for the construction of an amphitheater in Glenwood Lake Park. $500,000 was spent on the actual construction and the remaining amount was put into a trust.  The interest generated by the trust was earmarked for the operation of the facility.

For many years the Davies trust, as well as money generously provided by the Ray Thomas Fund, enabled the amphitheater to provide high-quality entertainment to our community that was completely free to the public!

Support the Davies Amphitheater

As time went on, interest rates dropped and it became necessary for the theater to charge small fees for seasons passes and individual shows.  Members of the Board of Directors are currently exploring new plans to generate revenue and maintain this unique, community asset.

We welcome gifts of all sizes to help us maintain this precious resource for future generations.   Should you wish to contribute, checks can be made to: Davies Amphitheater, PO Box 415, Glenwood, IA 51534.

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