1,942 Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall Tips
- Dressy 11
- Casual 6
- Festive 1
- Arrive early 4
- Parking is expensive 2
- Parking is a breeze 1
- Dine before you go 12
- Food and drinks for purchase 3
The weather was becoming a little cooler. I wore business casual, my wife a slacks outfit..
Bristol to Town Center Drive to the parking structure is a good way for a less-busy entrance. $10 prepaid parking; cash makes it faster. The second floor of the structure leads you to an easy walkway in.
Save your money on this show.Instead go have a meal somewhere; and then go to the movies or something. But don't waste your money or your time; seeing fun house It''s a downsized version of the Broadway version. With performers of a lesser talent.
Drinks from the bar were allowed at your seats. We had appetizers and drinks at the Claim Jumper across the street prior to the show.
The weather was refreshing evening outdoors, but comfortable indoors.. I wore California dressy, but many in the audiences were so casual (jeans, flip flops). .
I wore something a little dressy - anything goes here but it's a lovely venue and fun to dress up. .
Something new to me - you can purchase drinks and take them into the theatre - just make sure you get a lid.
There is a Claim Jumper in the mall across the street.
Park across the street at the mall (it's an easy walk). You'll save $10-$20.
I wore ..
American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
Will call is on the first floor. Elevator from the garage to the first floor.
Bar menu at Silver Trumpet in the previous Wyndom Hotel on Ave of the Arts. Hotel is now called ave of the arts hotel.
I wore It's a fancy venue, but people wear everything from formal to jeans. I think it depends on how close to the stage your seat is..
I wore a silk suit and my husband wore a dress jacket and pants. People are dressing rather sloppy for the theater lately. It is a special place and I enjoy seeing the folks dressed up. It makes it seem more special..
Mitsua Market on Paularino, 1.5 blocks east of Bristol on the South side of the 405 has a great food court with all kinds of Japanese Food available. The market has a great "to-go" sushi fare and in the early evening most of the sushi, made that afternoon, is marked down for a quick sale. I especially like the noodle shop closest to the check out stands of the Market, and their spicy Pork Noodles are terrific. More expensive and the best in the food court is the noodle shop in the middle of the court, about 3 stalls to the right of the first noodle shop, to the right of it, is a stall that has a great tempura, teriyaki combo, that I've enjoyed for years. Mitsua Market has wonderful desserts with shops specializing in frozen mochi and pastries, as well as fare only found in Japan. In fact, going to Mitsua is to be transported to an authentic Japanese SuperMarket and Food Court.
SEASONS RESTAURANT is a great newer restaurant, right across the street from the OCPAC at South Coast Plaza. They serve farm to table small plates that are simply wonderful. I especially enjoy the Main Lobster tail that can be ordered as an entree or side dish (I order 2 for dinner!) Make sure to get reservations or be prepared to wait 30_ minutes to get a table.
Taking a few minutes to read through the theater etiquette section of the Segrestrom website will enhance your theater experience as well as the experience of those seated near you.
Small snacks and drinks for purchase