Clay County's new premier event space Creating memorable events since 1937.
The Clay Theatre has taken many forms and hosted nights of delight for thousands of visitors. Situated along the St. Johns river and across from the newly renovated Spring Park in Green Cove Springs, Florida, this iconic historic landmark is being renovated and rejuvenated to honor its history while embracing an exciting new purpose.
Green Cove Springs was once a popular tourist destination, known as the “Watering Hole for the Rich”. People from New York and Chicago vacationed in the town known as the “Original Fountain of Youth”.
In 1937, as motion pictures became popular, the Clay Theatre was opened. It became so popular that the Cove Theatre had to be opened right next door. Vintage advertisements of the Cove and Clay were found in the theatre's safe.
The Clay Theatre has been a staple of the community and many locals have fond memories of going to the movies back in the day. While the theatre has been vacant for the majority of this decade, the next chapter of the theatre looks better than ever. This renovation is breathing new life into a historic landmark, and the Clay Theatre will once again be a premier destination in Northeast Florida!