Venue Details

473 Star Starred
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
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2 events
0 reviews
2 stars
Park at the exit and walk. Much quicker to get out afterwards that way.
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39 events
36 reviews
17 stars
Venue states only a sealed water bottle is allowed, but families brought coolers full of food.
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"Tchaikovsky Spectacular"
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4.6 average rating
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kathleen w. Red Velvet
13 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

The symphony was wonderful. The venue is just okay. It is not necessarily a user friendly venue. Goldstar was terrific. We had originally bought four tickets and they were able to add a fifth ticket to our group.

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35 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

Due to the heat we got to the concert at 7:15 and got settled into our seats with just a few minutes to spare. The orchestra was spectacular, and Russian pianist so impressive, the venue truly magical as always and, of course, the finale with the...continued

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325 events
83 reviews
75 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

Always a fun summer tradition!

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More Information


_Gates open at 6:00pm for picnicking. Food and beverages are allowed in the amphitheater.

It is recommended that you bring a jacket or blanket because evenings can be cool after sundown.

_*VIP Meadows buffet menu*:

Chicken Spring Rolls with sweet chili sauce

Hearts of Romaine

Blackened Salmon with jasmine rice and asparagus spears

Coconut Ripieno


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 Farms’ 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.