1,966 Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall Tips
Dinner at Pizzeria Ortica. Need to book a table, and make it around 5.45 or 6pm or you won't have time to eat before show. Great food.
Ellen DeEtte Tippit
Parking is so easy. The parking was $8. Accessible parking fairly close to the front door.
We arrived in the area around 5:00 pm to eat before the 6:30 showing. Next time I'd prefer to arrive by 4:30 so that we're not rushing before the show.
Parking in the lot is close and $10. It was easy parking but there is a jam leaving the parking area. Others recommended to park at South Coast Plaza and walk across the street. I wore heels so I parked in the garage.
I wore a jumpsuit but my son and brother wore jeans. Some people were a little dressy..
There are a lot of food options around the venue, and at intermission they will have drinks and snacks for purchase.
Park in Maggiano's parking lot and walk across - parking is too expensive in the structure.
If you don't mind a short walk, park across Bristol St in parking lot facing Sears.
Park at the mall lot on Bristol St..... It's a shirt walk but wear your more comfortable shoes so you can have that as an option. Event parking in $10 (cash only I believe)
The Segerstrom Performing Arts Center was not at all "disability friendly". We walked a distance from parking center to the orchestra level looking for "will call" for our tickets. We were told it was on Plaza Level, no elevators available. Had to walk down stairs outside, even though I said my spouse was disabled. Too bad. I walked the stairs (my spouse) stayed on the O level. I was afraid they wouldn't give me the tickets, because they were in my spouse's name, but fortunately they did. Then showed my ticket and went inside to ride elevator up. I had to go out the door to get my spouse and give him the ticket. They scanned them as we came in, so since mine had already been scanned on first level, they had questions. Pretty easily explained, but really? Then to find our seats in Balcony Row door 27 Row O. No elevator access to that level. Did I say this theater is not "disability friendly"? I'm sure if you do some preplanning you can get accommodation for disability, but don't plan on getting it the day of performance. They have way too many people to process.
The weather was sunny, but cool. I wore a nice tunic sweater with boots and leggings. I wore an outer sweater, too, but didn't need it inside the theater..
Bring $10.00 cash for parking. Come early to pick up your tickets at will call. The line was very long and only one window was open.
The weather was windy and rainy. I wore a dressy long sleeve blouse and warm soft cordoroy pants..
Bring your son, nephews & grandsons to introduce them to ballet
The weather was warm. I wore black & white pencil skirt with a scrunched pleat short jack & high heels. Some wore full length dresses - men in sports coats. Ballet is meant for elegant dressing - NOT shorts, jeans or flipflops .