Tips for Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles CA 90012
4.5 by 8786 members
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 4.487195538356476 out of 5 8786

714 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Tips

  • Dressy 5
  • Formal 1
  • Casual 1
  • Arrive early 3
  • Park in lot 1
  • Parking is expensive 1
  • Food and drinks for purchase 2
take the red line to the civic center station, exit toward the dorothy chandler/disney hall. it's a quick walk and saves you from dealing with the hassle of driving to downtown LA and parking!!
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The weather was Warm evening. I wore Dress pants and dressy top.
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The weather was cool. I wore casual dressy but some were in fur and bling.
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There are a couple of venues at the Music Center, so it might get a little confusing if you've never been. There are people around to ask to make sure you're headed in the right direction. The elevators inside the opera house are slow. We sat pretty high up in the balcony. The view was still good, considering.
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There are snacks and drinks for purchase. There are also restaurants nearby, but they're pricey. Consider dining before you go.
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They have a large underground parking structure. Arrive early. I drove down several floors, but the parking attendants were good and the traffic within the lot was moving at a good pace. I can't remember on which level I parked, but I had to walk a bit to get to the stairs/escalators. I appreciated that everyone was moving quickly.
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I wore nice pants and blouse, not too dressy, not too casual..
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Unless you give yourself enough time, it is not worth it to eat at the main Patina group restaurant. One does not want to have to wait for a table or cram in at the bar and then rush. Not at those prices where you can't experience the taste. They may as well put a Denny's there.
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The weather was I don't remember!. I wore Slacks, dressier shoes, dress shirt and probably a vest. No tie. .
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The weather was cold, and a little windy. I wore black dress, and a black long coat, high heels, and full make up, accessories. .
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Don
Good outdoor restaurant and options for sandwiches; or the cafe in Disney Hall across the street.
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Ample parking for $9 under the Music Center.
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Parked in the structure underneath the Music Center. Parking is $20, but worth the convenience.
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The weather was sunny but cooler in the evening. . I wore Black leggings, black blouse, and long maxi cardigan with a statement necklace..
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Enjoyed Brazilian food at the Wood Spoon. The Brazilian chicken pot pie was scrumptious. Crust was light and buttery. Owner makes her own butter daily.
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Parking takes time and so does finding your seat. You need to enter the parking structure, at least 30 minutes before the performance to be on time.
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Pinot Grill is located in the courtyard between Dorothy Chandler and The Ahmanson and offers great food and cocktails. Happy hour menu 3-6 M-F
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If you are picking up tickets at Will Call, allow yourself some extra time to stand in line for popular events.
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Parking at the music center is easy if you don't mind paying the flat $9 fee. Try to arrive early. L.A. traffic on Friday evening is always heavy, so we arrived later than expected. We entered into the music center garage on Grand and after being directed through a labyrinth of structures, we ended up parking near Hill Street (still in the same underground maze). End result: We had to trek it back to the venue, which left us little time to pick up tickets from will call.
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The dinner at the outdoor Patina is good, but for a snack there is a good Taco stand nearby
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