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215 Star Starred
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8808 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618
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3 reviews
0 stars
and parking is one way in and one way out ... leave plenty of time at this venue, over an hour to park and get out...
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28 events
10 reviews
17 stars
Dine before you go, food and drinks very very pricey
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"Tchaikovsky Spectacular"
22 ratings
4.6 average rating
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27 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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kathleen w. Red Velvet
12 events
6 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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269 events
83 reviews
21 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

Always a fun summer tradition!

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_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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 37th season in 2015-16, 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.