Originally built in an alfalfa field in 1954, Oakdale was part of the "theatre-in-the-round" fad that saw many circular stage venues open across the Northeast. Owned by a single family for decades, Oakdale served mostly as a summer stock venue that presented popular musicals of the time featuring big Broadway names. By the '60s, the venue became the place for summer concerts featuring Paul Anka, Tom Jones and Harry Belafonte in large, open-air crowds, live on a spinning stage. The current Oakdale theatre was built in 1996. Since then, it has hosted acts such as Sting, Bruce Springsteen and Jerry Seinfeld along with shows like Riverdance and Suessical. Toyota Oakdale Theatre tickets are available at StubHub.
What is the theatre's seating capacity?
Toyota Oakdale Theatre can seat 4,600.
Is there parking nearby?
There is on-site parking that is included in your ticket price. VIP parking can be found in the lot closest to the main entrance of the venue for an extra fee. VIP parking can be purchased in advance or just prior to showtime, subject to availability. Parking fees the day of the show are cash only. Accessibility parking is also available in the spaces directly in front of the venue for an additional fee. Guests requesting this parking must have a handicapped license plate, sticker or tag.
Is accessibility seating available?
All facilities at Oakdale are ADA accessible. There's elevator access on all levels and seating available for guests with mobility challenges, virtual and hearing impairments. At the administration office, there are infrared hearing devices available free of charge with a valid ID.
Are concessions offered at the theatre?
The theatre offers a wide assortment of food, snack and beverage items at their concession stands. There's also a full bar available with beer, wine and mixers for those 21 years and older with a valid ID as proof. All concessions at this venue are cash only.
Are cameras allowed at the theatre?
Personal cameras and camera phones are permitted into the venue. Flash photography, video and cameras with removable lenses aren't permitted without approval from the venue. The camera policy is subject to change at the artist's discretion during a given event.
Does the theatre have a child policy?
As a general policy, children 12 months to 2 years old must have a ticket of their own and occupy their own seat for the event. The child policy, however, is subject to change depending on the artist's wishes for the event. Toyota Oakdale Theatre also offers a wide assortment of programming for kids.Back to Top
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