Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pinewood Bowl Theater?

Pinewood Bowl Theater is the name given to the facility for the summer concert/entertainment series produced by SMG of Lincoln, NE and Mammoth Live of Lawrence, KS in cooperation with the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department.

Where is Pinewood Bowl Theater?

Pinewood Bowl Theater is located inside Pioneers Park in Lincoln, Nebraska. The park is located at 3201 South Coddington Avenue in southwest Lincoln. For a more detailed map, check out our Parking & Directions section.

What is your clear bag policy?

Only CLEAR BAGS and small clutch-sized purses and wallets 4.5″ x 6.5″ or smaller are acceptable at entry. For the clear bag policy and list of prohibited items, visit https://www.pinewoodbowltheater.com/tipsnobags/. Please visit the event page on this site for show-specific restrictions the week of the show.

What items are not allowed?

The following items are NOT allowed in Pinewood Bowl Theater:

  • BAGS, FANNY PACKS, BACK PACKS, OR LARGE PURSES. (An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.) 
  • Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
  • Animals (Service animals are welcome)
  • Audio/Video recorders, professional cameras, or tripods
  • Cans, glass bottles, bottles, coolers & picnic baskets or other similar containers
  • Fireworks
  • Flags/Signs with poles
  • Frisbees
  • Glow Items (sticks/necklaces/bracelets, etc)
  • In-Line roller skates, skateboards, scooters, bicycles
  • Laser pens/pointers of any type
  • Lawn chairs and blankets
  • Musical instruments
  • Noisemakers such as air horns or Vuvuzelas
  • Outside food and beverage
  • Pepper spray/Mace
  • Selfie sticks, iPads/tablets/computers
  • Signs larger than 8.5 x 11
  • Strollers 
  • Umbrellas
  • Water bottles
  • Weapons including pocket knives, tasers, firearms & spiked jewelry (these items will be confiscated and not returned)

*IMPORTANT – If any item is revealed during a search, patrons may dispose of the item or they may return to their vehicle with the item. Pinewood Bowl Theater does not safeguard any personal belongings of any type.

Is parking available?
  • Attendees to The Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival can enter Pioneers Park & use lot during public park hours 6AM to 11PM. A $10 parking fee applies.
  • Attendees to concerts only (not Bluegrass Festival) can enter Pioneers Park & use lot during public park hours from 6AM to 11PM. A $5 parking fee applies.
  • Please use the West Van Dorn Street entrance. 
Will a show be cancelled if there is bad weather?

All events are rain or shine. Please follow us on Facebook or RSVP to the Facebook event for the latest show updates.

Is camping allowed in Pioneers Park?

Overnight camping is not permitted at Pinewood Bowl Theater or anywhere in Pioneers Park. For info on camping in the area, click here  or call (402) 471-1414.

Where can I buy tickets?

There are multiple ways to purchase tickets for Pinewood Bowl Theater events:

  • Tickets can be purchased at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office located at 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive in Lincoln, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at  1-866-448-7849 (Automated) OR 1-800-745-3000 (Live Person).
  • Need help with an existing Ticketmaster order, please call Ticketmaster Fan Support at 1.800.653.8000 (Live Person Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm.  Saturday 9am – 8pm local. Sunday 9am – 6pm.)
  • Tickets can be purchased on event days at Pinewood Bowl Theater beginning three hours before doors open.
  • Tickets are subject to additional fees.

    How can I pay for tickets?

    We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards.

    What are the ticket office hours?

    The Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office is located at 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive in Lincoln and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office phone number is (402) 904-5600.

    On the day of an event, tickets can be purchased at Pinewood Bowl Theater three hours before the doors to the bowl open.

    How are will call tickets handled?

    Patrons may pick up their tickets at will call beginning 90 minutes before an event. Photo identification and your Ticketmaster confirmation number are needed to pick up tickets. Tickets are issued only to the person whose name is on the account.

    How do I know I'm getting the best seats?

    The Ticketmaster computer system selects the best available tickets based on a priority seating location assignment within the price range you choose to purchase tickets.

    Will there be chairs to sit in?

    For reserved seating events, chairs will be provided. The seat is a plastic folding chair. 

    For general admission events, there will be no assigned seating and Pinewood Bowl will be open, without seats on the lawn of the bowl. With space permitting, limited seating may be available in the back of the lawn area for general admission shows. Please visit the event page on this site for show specific seating/chair information.

    How do I find out about events at PWB?

    There are multiple ways to stay up-to-date about Pinewood Bowl Theater events:

    • The latest information for all current and future events can be found here at pinewoodbowltheater.com.
    • Call (402) 904-4444.
    • Register your e-mail address with us here to receive event updates and announcements in your inbox.
    • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Why are concerts sometimes listed on other sites?

    Many fan and artist web sites will list tour itineraries. When a concert is confirmed with complete date and ticket information, it is listed here at pinewoodbowltheater.com when a public announcement through the media has been made.

    Will premium seating ticket packages be available?

    Yes, premium packages are available for each concert. Here’s what’s included:

    • Admittance ticket
    • Premium parking
    • Reclining lounge chair located on the southside berm (house left)
    • Cash bar
    • Special entrance (Different from general public)
    • Catering (buffet style)
    • Private restrooms
    • Pinewood Bowl koozie

    Premium packages are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, as limited seats are available. For more information, click here.

    Is accessible seating available?

    Yes, there is a section designated for those that require accessible seating. For special ticketing accommodations, please call Olivia Fowler at 402.904.5641 or email boxoffice@pinnaclebankarena.com no less than two weeks prior to an event. For more information, please visit http://www.pinewoodbowltheater.com/accessibility/.

    Can someone help me find my seat?

    Yes, our event staff is trained to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Staff members are easy to find because they are positioned throughout the facility and will be wearing identifiable clothing. Don’t hesitate to ask them for assistance whenever necessary.

    What time do doors open for an event?

    The doors to Pinewood Bowl Theater generally open one hour before the start of the event. Show-specific information will generally be posted on this website.

    • Attendees to The Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival can enter Pioneers Park & use lot during public park hours 6AM to 11PM. A $10 parking fee applies.
    • Attendees to concerts only (not Bluegrass Festival) can enter Pioneers Park & use lot during public park hours from 6AM to 11PM. A $5 parking fee applies.
    • Please use the West Van Dorn Street entrance.
    Can I bring my camera to concerts?

    Camera policies can vary according to each concert.  Non-professional cameras are generally allowed. This is a show-specific policy as determined by the artist; please visit the individual event page for more information. Audio and video recording equipment is not allowed.

    Can I tailgate in the parking areas before an event?

    You’re welcome to have a picnic in the parking areas before an event. However, no alcohol is allowed in parking areas. Please respect the rights of others and always clean up after your activity to keep Pioneers Park beautiful.

    Will beer/alcoholic beverages be for sale?

    Yes, these beverages will be on sale at age-appropriate events to adults 21 years of age and older with proper ID. Sales of beer and other alcoholic beverages will be conducted only inside the Pinewood Bowl Theater during select events.

    Will there be an ATM available?

    A Pinnacle Bank ATM will be on site at Pinewood Bowl Theater for each concert.

    Is there a re-entry policy?

    For your safety, once a person exits Pinewood Bowl Theater, re-entry is strictly prohibited.

    Nearby construction may cause traffic delays. See our Parking & Directions page for info.CLICK HERE
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