Tips for Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles CA 90012 at the Music Center
4.4 by 28298 members
Ahmanson Theatre 4.3890345607463415 out of 5 28298

3,084 Ahmanson Theatre Tips

  • Dressy 8
  • Casual 6
  • Festive 1
  • Take public transit 6
  • Park in lot 4
  • Arrive early 2
  • Dine before you go 6
  • Food and drinks for purchase 4
  • Pack a picnic 1
19 events
15 reviews
14 stars
Very limited street parking and places to eat so come prepared to pay for parking and fed.
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42 events
23 reviews
13 stars
They changed Patina Restaurant in the courtyard. They made it smaller and changed to a price fixed menu. We arrived 1 1/2 hrs. early and couldn't get in. The taco bar was closed. We couldn't get into another restaurant and ended up getting a sandwich from the fast food kiosk.
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1 events
1 review
10 stars
Consider bringing binoculars so you can see the actor's faces when they act. It's truly memorizing to see the emotions that run in their faces when simply acting.
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1 events
1 review
10 stars
Food is allowed but my mostly snacks and drinks. The food at the café is a bit pricey so consider dining out unless you're just having fun then don't worry about it!
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83 events
24 reviews
41 stars
About $10 for parking, underneath the theater.
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83 events
24 reviews
41 stars
The weather was just right.. I wore Shirt & Jeans.
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51 events
8 reviews
32 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore jacket, blouse and jeans. But most even for the matinee were dressed to the 9's..
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51 events
8 reviews
32 stars
The food was okay but a bit expensive. I would recommend you look up a happy hour within a 10-15 minute radius. There are many options on Hope Street.
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51 events
8 reviews
32 stars
If you are fortunate enough to live near the 92 take the 92 bus because it literally lets you off right outside the theater and for a matinee, you're able to catch the bus right outside. Total cost: $4.50 for public transit, saved money possibly on parking, or Uber/Lyft. The garage can be a nightmare if you are the last person to get out of a show.
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Yuri Smith Red Velvet
37 events
16 reviews
4 stars
Had dinner at the tented outdoor restaurant, Would definitely recommend the portabello mushroom burger.
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30 events
7 reviews
95 stars
I'm not a vegan but the Asian vegan restaurant around the corner, Au Lac, is elegant and has wonderful food. We ate there after An Act of God and it was a revelation, even for this carnivore. I had the raw burrito: cultured beans, macadamia cheese, guacamole, heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, onion, sprouts with jalapeño puree. Light but satisfying. The charming and very zen chef anointed our wrists with a fragrant oil he concocted himself as we left. Great serve and an easy walk, at Hope and First.
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polish6
8 events
0 reviews
3 stars
Grand Central Market is just a short walk. Baby Blue BBQ is even closer with music at night.
An Act of God
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63 events
15 reviews
12 stars
$9 parking in the underground garage, but you can also take the Metro Red Line, which stops just a few blocks away.
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10 events
7 reviews
0 stars
We went to a matinee and bought lunch on the Plaza. Not inexpensive, but tasty and convenient.
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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
Traffic on 101 getting there was HORRIBLE, it took us 2 1/2 hours bumper to bumper the whole way. Made mistake of merging on to 110 and got off at 4th. Next time we will stay on 101 and get off at Temple.
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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
parked below the Music Center, very easy & $9. Easy to get on Fwy right down Grand to Temple.
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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
The weather was beautiful but cool.. I wore a sweater, flip-flops, etc..
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20 events
8 reviews
7 stars
They do not allow backpacks at the Ahmanson.
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64 events
45 reviews
21 stars
After 40 years, the theater allows drinks in the auditorium and people sneak in snacs either from outside or from the concessions. This is an exteremely base idea as cracking noises from food unwrapping are constant and annoying. If someone does this, tell them to stop or shut up! And phones off!
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64 events
45 reviews
21 stars
The weather was cold for California. I wore Matinees, everyone was dressed nicely--nothing too casual or sloppy..
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