Marian E. Gallaher, M.D. Amphitheater

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The Amphitheater was dedicated in June 2017 in memory of Marian E. Gallaher, M.D., a strong local advocate for children and the arts. It is intended for use in Library programs, as well as free public performances by other organizations.


  • Check the Marian E. Gallaher, M.D. Amphitheater Calendar for current availability and reservations.
  • The Amphitheater is open to individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations, County of Nevada departments, committees & commissions.
  • Available daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • You may submit an online reservation request or call the Administration Office at 530-265-7079 to schedule the Amphitheater.  Reservations are pending until confirmed by Library Administration staff.


  • During library open hours 3 parking spaces will be allowed for set-up.  All other attendees are requested to use the Rood Center parking lot.
  • Amphitheater capacity is 66 persons standing.
  • Cost: Free.  Donations to the Library are acceptable.
  • For performances that are open to the public at no cost.
  • Temporary trash containers are available by prior arrangement.
  • Noise from the Amphitheater must comply with Chapter 8.30 of the Nevada City Municipal Code (Available from the Library upon request).
  • Leave the space clean and in good condition.  All trash must be picked up and removed.
  • Smoking, alcohol, candles, or open flames are not allowed.
  • The space may not be utilized as food service facility.
  • The area is not to be used for fundraising or commercial concerns.  Charging fees, or conducting sales of any kind is prohibited.
  • Donations are acceptable.

For more information email us or call 530-265-7079.