Designed by Philadelphia landscape architect Thomas Sears and completed in 1942, this naturalistic open-air theater was built on the west side of the Swarthmore College campus. Screened by holly, oriental spruce, and red cedars, the 220-foot long amphitheater is edged by a low stone wall edged with mature rhododendrons.
Scott Outdoor Amphitheatre, Swarthmore College, PA. Designed by Thomas Sears and completed in 1942. 2ft high retaining walls are made from layers of local schist slabs and the randomly spaced trees are Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree) and Quercus alba (White Oak).
A Drama Teacher's Dream: I want to build an outdoor amphitheater to hold classes on nice days and theatre performances during fair-weather months. I think I'd be more successful selling my students on Julius Caesar (or just about anything) outside in an amphitheater. If you know of someone who might be willing to build an amphitheater for us as a charitable contribution to the community, please have them message me at twitter.com/joeknable. Dream big, baby.