Jones Beach Marine Theater Expansion

Jones Beach Marine Theater Expansion

Jones Beach Marine Theater, situated within the Jones Beach State Park developed by Robert Moses, attained a reputation for having the finest in aquatic sport and musical entertainment. To update the aging theater and plaza amenities and to increase seating capacity, JLGA developed a renovation and expansion program for the theater.

The initial project consisted of the design of the plaza, auxiliary concessions, and restroom pavilion. The design provides improved services, access to the facility, and strongly reinforces the design of the existing theater.

The second phase of the project was to increase seating capacity. JLGA designed a 4,000-seat second-tier structure with restrooms, concession areas, and private suites. The addition builds on the theme of the previous JLGA project, weaving the original structure with the leaner, more dynamic forms of contemporary architecture.


Jones Beach, Long Island, NY


Beach Concerts Inc. NY State Parks Office, Recreation and Historic Preservation


Architecture, Construction Administration


Second Tier Structure Addition, Concessions, Private Suites, Plaza