Venue Details

116 Star Starred
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
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Member Tips


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Arrive early
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Parking is cheap
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Pack a picnic
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The weather was wonderful but a little chilly after the sun went down. I wore a long skirt with a sweater.
dress Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
They allow wine!
dining Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
Parking was easy but a lot of traffic to exit
travel Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
The entire evening was nice but word of the wise - wear comfortable walking shoes as it is quite a walk to get to our seats!
info Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
Karen Carlson
Worth the $20 preferred cost!! Especially leaving. One exit...can be up to an hour in line to exit
travel Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
Karen Carlson
Bristol Farms catered sandwiches and salads were soggy.
dining Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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8 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

Perfect evening to introduce 8 year olds to the symphony. We all loved the music and the whole experience. Only thing I would do differently would be to bring my own picnic. Bristol Farms sandwiches and chick. salad were too soggy to eat.

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24 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

We went with our grandchildren. They loved it too because they were so famililar with the Pixar movies. Thanks to Goldstar we had wonderful seats because my husband is handicapped.

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18 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

wonderful night. catering was good. music was excellent and the video was perfect.

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More Information



Shuttle service from the main gate to the amphitheater is provided for mobility-impaired patrons from 5:30 to 7:15pm and back again after the concert. Gates open at 5:30pm for picnicking.

Food and beverages are allowed in the amphitheater.

Please bring a jacket or blanket, as evenings can get chilly.

VIP Meadows buffet menu:

Black Bean Empanadas with sour cream and salsa

Mixed Baby Greens with cranberry vinaigrette

Lemon Rosemary Chicken with mashed potatoes and assorted vegetables

Blood Orange Mascarpone Mousse


Enjoy a private dining area tucked beside the circle at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater beneath the shade of an old willow tree. A comfortable table and chairs are always waiting for you, without the mad rush to find the perfect picnic spot. Live music creates a stylish, festive atmosphere as you enjoy an extraordinary served buffet catered by Bristol Farms; plus, coffee and desserts.

Arrive early — the buffet closes at 7:30pm. Menu is current at time of publication, but subject to change.

Or add on a delicious gourmet picnic meal from Bristol Farms, official caterer of Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival 2012, during the check-out process. Picnic boxes are available for convenient pick-up just inside the amphitheater gates.

Picnic Box Menu:

Sandwich Box: Gourmet sandwich with your choice of rare roast beef, Black Forest ham, smoked turkey or fresh veggie. Served with fresh fruit salad, spinach pasta salad and two cookies. 

Chicken Caesar Salad Box: Bristol Farms’ version of the famous Caesar Salad with tender grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, lemon, croutons and Caesar dressing. Served with a fresh seeded demi-baguette and two cookies. 

Chinese Chicken Salad Box: Bristol Farm’s version of the delicious Chinese chicken salad with mixed Asian greens with cilantro, shredded rotisserie chicken, crispy wontons, mandarin oranges, and sliced almonds tossed with sesame ginger dressing. Served with a honey-wheat demi baguette and two cookies.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library ©Disney/Pixar

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 35th season in 2013-14, is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. The largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 40 years, the Symphony is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scene, as well as in its own burgeoning community of Orange County. Presenting more than 100 concerts a year and a rich array of education and community programs, the Symphony reaches more than 275,000 residents — from schoolchildren to senior citizens.