"Fiona" Amphitheatre Opens at National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
We are delighted to announce the highly-anticipated opening of Fiona Amphitheater - the first and only Bahamian amphitheater - in the beautiful grounds of historic Villa Doyle. The bowl-shaped auditorium, overlooking the heart of historic Nassau and the harbour beyond, opens up the Bahamian stage to storytelling and entertainment in all its forms - art, music, performance, weddings, meetings, and events of all sorts. The tiered setting comfortably seats 200 people and allows for clear views of the stage from any position.
The Amphitheater sits below a sculpture garden that includes masterpieces from prominent Bahamian artists, native foliage and community farm features. Historically, the property has been linked to the first African hospital, which was the first organization to serve black Bahamians. The garden and its ambiance evoke the healing qualities that the hospital initially established on the grounds. The name Fiona was inspired by the daughter of a notable Bahamian musician and family member who helped to establish the hospital.
The opening night (highlighted in the video) reflected the amphitheater's eclectic origins by bringing together many notable Bahamian artists, musicians, and cultural visionaries. The night concluded with a Junkanoo rush out that brought the night to a roaring close.