Show at the HAPO Stage

The HAPO Community Stage celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Located in the heart of Richland, WA at John Dam Plaza, this $1.1 million facility was a long-term goal on the City's master plan.The City had a vision for an outdoor performance venue that could host local performing arts groups, the extremely popular Live @ 5 summer concert series, movies in the park, as well as diverse performance acts, spanning all genres, from around the world. The outdoor stage and ampitheater offers an acoustical shell, bowl-shaped seating, pads for food and beverage vendors, state-of-the- art sound and lighting equipment, as well as backstage facilities for performers.  

The HAPO Community Stage is available for rent for public and/or private events!

HAPO Community Stage Photo Gallery

Other facts:

  • Totals 2,350 square feet of performance space
  • Accommodates 2,000 people in the interior section of the facility as well as 1,000 more around the perimeter
  • Offers ample parking within one City block
  • John Dam Plaza features new and well maintained restroom facilities
  • Food vendors are on site, and several other food establishments are located within one City block
  • There are 2 large hotels adjacent to the Stage with a total of more than 600 rooms
  • The stage is located one block from the beautiful Columbia River, Howard Amon Park and the very popular Riverfront Trail 

HAPO Stage Floor Plan

Stage Seating Chart

Numbered Vendor Pads


For additional information, contact Parks & Public Facilities Coordinator and Stage Manager, Sherry Gartside at (509) 942-7462 or