Robins & Morton tops out Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, construction progresses

Alabama-based construction firm Robins & Morton recently celebrated the topping out of the Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville’s newest performance venue.

The topping out signifies the structural completion of the amphitheater and marks the mid-point of the project.

The nearly 190,000-square-foot, 8,000-seat structure rises three stories and its design is reminiscent of a Roman colosseum. In addition to the performance venue, the amphitheater’s campus will also include a food village, open 365 days a year. The addition of the food village springs from more than just a desire to bring curated dining choices to performance-goers—it will also provide a way to use the amphitheater’s campus space aside from concerts. The combination will make the Orion Amphitheater a community gathering place.

“A large performance venue is the next step in making Huntsville an entertainment destination,” Robins & Morton Operations Manager Mitch Coley said. “It’s been amazing seeing this city grow into the largest in the state of Alabama and constructing more amenities for both residents and tourists is rewarding.”

Robins & Morton is serving as the general contractor for the amphitheater and Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors is serving as the architect.

The Orion Amphitheater is scheduled for completion in spring 2022, ahead of its first performance.