Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Sumtur Amphitheater is located at 11691 South 108 Street in Papillion, Nebraska near HWY 370&108 Street (just south of Papillion-La Vista South High School.) For directions, please click here.
Sumtur Amphitheater offers free parking just outside of the gated facility along with overflow parking at the Papillion-La Vista South High School as needed. Parking is not allowed along South 108 Street.
Sumtur Amphitheater operates around the variety of events it hosts. The facility is not open to the public at all hours. Please be certain to check the time gates open for your event prior to your visit. During business hours, city staff is available at the Papillion Recreation Department located at 1100 W. Lincoln Rd. Papillion, NE 68046 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please refer to the event details.
Yes. Handicapped parking is available on the Northeast side of the parking lot near the plaza area as well as in the main parking lot. A wheelchair ramp is available on the Northeast side of the stage for access to the stage or back stage areas. Wheelchair spaces are available in the permanent seating area.
Yes. The City of Papillion hosts several free events including the Starlight Movie Series which features five free movie screenings and Swingin' in Summer Music Series which consists of six free concerts featuring local talent. We are also the choice venue for several free events hosted by the community such as concerts, church outings, etc. For more information on events, please click here.
General admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased at the box office within an hour of the event or online. Tickets may also be purchased during business hours at the Papillion Recreation Department located at 1100 W. Lincoln Rd. Papillion, NE 68046. Please be aware that standard fees apply. Although the vast majority of events are general admission, reserved seating may be available. For more information regarding tickets, please refer to the event details.
Sumtur Amphitheater features 350 permanent seats and additional hillside seating for over 2,000 attendees. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. General admission is available hillside. Those sitting hillside may bring a blanket or bagged chair for their comfort and enjoyment.
Payment may be made with cash, credit and debit cards. Checks will not be accepted.
Yes. Full concessions are available for every event. Outside food & beverages are prohibited.
Please note that all bags are subject to search by event staff. The following is a list of acceptable and prohibited items. Anyone found with a prohibited item will be asked to return it to their vehicle or discard of it completely. The City of Papillion does not accept responsibility nor will it be liable for any items left on the property.
- Lawn chairs, in designated areas only
- One sealed water bottle
- Blankets and towels in designated areas only
- Day packs/Fannie packs
- Rain gear, ponchos
- Large brimmed hat
- Baby carriers
- Sun screen
- Insect repellent
- Alcoholic beverages sealed or otherwise without the express written consent of the City
- Outside food and beverages without the expressed written consent of the City
- Recording equipment of any kind (except with entertainment approval)
- Weapons, drugs, fireworks, laser pointers, or instruments
- Throwing toys including beach balls and Frisbees
- Pets (except guide dogs and service animals)
- Coolers (Unless approved with event permit)
- Glass or opened containers of any kind
- Flags, banners, or streamers
- Umbrellas, tents, or shades
- Skateboards or inline skates
The City of Papillion regularly sprays for bugs as a part of park maintenance. However, visitors are welcome to bring their own insect repellent.
Sumtur Amphitheater is a smoke-free venue. Smoking is restricted to the parking lots and designated areas outside of the gated facility. Please see staff for details.
We realize that the very nature of hosting events outdoors involves working around the elements. However, because of the intense planning involved, our events are held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather prior to an event, i.e. torrential rain, tornadoes, and/or severe winds, the event may be postponed or canceled. We ask that you use sound judgment when entering the outdoor facility and please note that attendees participate at their own risk. Staff will direct patrons to shelter in the event of severe weather during an event. All event cancellations will be posted online.
Private facility rentals are available through the Papillion Recreation Department. For more information, please contact the Papillion Recreation Department at (402) 597-2041. To view our brochure please click here.
About Sumtur Ampitheater
Owned and operated by the City of Papillion, Sumtur Amphitheater is considered the premier outdoor performance venue in the Omaha metropolitan area. Hosting over 100 events during its May through October season, this 2500 person capacity outdoor amphitheater provides endless opportunities for live family entertainment, private, nonprofit and corporate rentals well as being a popular space for weddings, church services and corporate events.
Open since 2007, this 7 acre multi-use facility is nestled on the western edge of Walnut Creek Lake Recreation Area. It is home to the largest outdoor covered stage in Nebraska featuring 350 stadium seats, hillside seating for 2150, concessions and an industry standard audio, lighting and projection system. Sumtur hosts many Papillion Recreation free events including concerts, movies and family activities. Over the season, Sumtur Amphitheater is host to exercise classes, theater groups live concerts, public and private fundraising events as well as private hay rack ride/bonfire packages in the fall.
Stage Your Next Event at the Sumtur
Affordable pricing and outstanding service makes us the perfect location for your next special event.
Sumtur Amphitheater features:
• The largest outdoor covered stage in Nebraska
• Air conditioned backstage dressing rooms
• Sound, lighting & projection systems
• 350 permanent seats
• Additional hillside seating for 2150
• Concessions & catering
• Liquor license
• Ticketing & marketing system