A quiet period and rebirth

The amphitheater fell into disrepair and events were discontinued in 2006. Efforts to reopen it took hold in 2013 as part of the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz. A feasibility study identified ways to update its infrastructure and expand seating while honoring its original design. The project received a major boost when more than $6 million in student fees were committed to the project. Private donors gave $1.5 million.